April 30th, 2012, 09:12 GMT · By Ionut Arghire
Microsoft Ends Security Essentials 4 Beta ProgramThe final flavor of the latest version of Microsoft’s popular Security Essentials antivirus was made available for download last week.
The software was made available in a beta version in the fourth quarter of the last year, when Microsoft also launched the beta testing program for it.
The final flavor of Microsoft Security Essentials 4 was released to the public on April 25th, while the beta program ended the next day, on April 26th.
All those who beta tested the software and who have the automatic updates feature turned on on their computers will receive the new version via Windows Update.
However, they can also download and install the security product
manually, as can all those who did not participate in the program.