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Change Microsoft Security Essential’s Update Frequency

Microsoft Security Essentials is still our favorite antivirus tool, but its update method can cause some problems. Here’s how to change the update interval with a registry hack. If you keep your computer on all day, MSE should update just fine once every 24 hours, which is certainly enough for the average user. However, if you’re…

Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Released

Microsoft just released the new version of their free antivirus software “Microsoft Security Essentials.” There are several great improvements over the previous version such as firewall integration, network traffic inspection and a heuristic scanning engine. Security Essentials has always been great at threat detection and removing virus’s, but the additional features of version 2 make it…