Whether they’re running Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 or 2.0, users that are currently leveraging the free security solution for genuine Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP will be able to update their current version this week.
The software giant had planned to release a refresh to Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0’s antimalware engine today, November 15th.
This is nothing more than a monthly update to MSE 1.0 designed to keep up the pace with the evolution of the threat environment.
“As part of regular update of our antimalware technology to address the latest in the threat landscape, MMPC is planning to release a new antimalware engine on 15 November 2010,” a member of the Microsoft Antimalware Engine team stated last week
“Affected products: Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), Forefront Client Security (FCS) Engine Version will be in the range of 1.1.640X.0.”
However, it appears that the release of the update was delayed until November 16th. “The release date of Antimalware Engine 1.1.640X.0 has changed from 15 November 2010 to 16 November 2010,” the Redmond company revealed