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    Microsoft Security Essentials beta available

    The Microsoft Security Essentials beta is now available for download for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. The build number is 1.0.1407.00.

    Full Story: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/06/microsoft-security-essentials-beta-available.ars

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials beta available

    For those of us in the rest of the world use this link:

    https://connect.microsoft.com/securityessentials

    I just installed it and i like it. It only adds one service which i can then set to manual and have the programme run whenever i feel like it by clicking the icon. Its fast, feels like a part of the Operating System and best of all its Free

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials beta available

    I was impressed with its performance so far but then i read somewhere that it send information to MS about Windows Genuine Advantage Validation. This doesn't seems ok. If its an antivirus, it should not act like a spy and send secret information to MS.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials beta available

    Quote Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
    I was impressed with its performance so far but then i read somewhere that it send information to MS about Windows Genuine Advantage Validation. This doesn't seems ok. If its an antivirus, it should not act like a spy and send secret information to MS.
    How is checking if you pirated Windows secret information?

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    I m using a licensed copy but incase someone is using pirated windows and they install Morro, they are in trouble.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials beta available

    does it completely replace windows defender? like in the control panel as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fieseler View Post
    does it completely replace windows defender? like in the control panel as well?
    No, it just turns Windows Defender off.

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    yeah, just tried it out. Would have been better if it just totally wiped defender off & took its place, so that in the control panel im not stuck with controls that dont work.

    is there any place to leave feedback on the beta btw?

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    Totally agree fieseler

    It should uninstall Windows defender at the same time but its still in beta maybe they will introduce that

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    Good decision by MS but if free things would have been always good, then why will people buy paid ones like norton or kaspersky. But its still nice that people who cannot afford to have a paid one, can still install Morro and can secure their systems.

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