Microsoft have released version 2 of Security Essentials. As noted previously in this blog, version 2 will install on Windows Server 2008 R2 (and presumably other Windows Server versions too)
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5Free anti-virus / anti-malware for Windows Server 2008
Microsoft are offering a downloadable Beta of version 2 of their free security app Security Essentials. This works on Windows Server. For anyone (like me) who is using Server 2008 at home (e.g. on a file server) and needs anti-virus, I highly recommend this.
Update: Version 2 final is now available.
0Microsoft Security Essentials final
Microsoft have updated their free security essentials package again. The softpedia link from my original post now offers version 1.0.1611.00 to download.
This appears to be the final release and is now available direct from Microsoft
0Microsoft AntiVirus updated
Microsoft have now updated their free anti-virus to version 1.0.1500 which is available from windows update if you have the previous version installed (see my previous post). If you want to install 1.0.1500 without installing the old version first it can be downloaded from Microsoft. If you’re in a country where its unavailable then you can download it from SoftPedia
0Free Anti-Virus from Microsoft
Microsoft have released (a few weeks ago) a free Beta of their new Anti-Virus / Security product Microsoft Security Essentials. Unfortunately as a UK resident when I visit the official Microsoft page I am told “This beta is available only to customers in the United States, Israel, China and Brazil”. A quick google search quickly turns up a download link on SoftPedia which works. There are downloads of x86 and x64 versions of Security Essentials for Windows XP, Vista and 7