Customers that download Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 2.1 as of this week will be able to take advantage of a new antimalware engine release.As announced earlier this month, Microsoft shipped an update to the antimalware technology behind several of its security solutions.
The August 2011 antimalware engine update is now live including for the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials, but also for additional products.
The software giant’s antimalware technology is used not only in MSE but also in security solutions available under the Forefront and Windows Intune brands.
“Antimalware Engine 1.1.7604.0 is released to all Microsoft Security Essentials and Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection customers on 16 August 2011. Signature package 126.96.36.199 is the first that contains this engine,” the Redmond company said.
I told you last week that this update was scheduled for August 15th, 2011. However, the delivery of the refresh was actually pushed back, but only for a day.
“The release date of Antimalware Engine 1.1.760X.0 has changed from 15 Aug 2011 to 16 Aug 2011,” the software giant noted at the start of this week.
Customers running Microsoft Security Essentials, as well as the other security solutions from the company, are undoubtedly already familiar with the antimalware engine updates provided by Microsoft.
The software giant has made sure to offer a new antimalware engine release per month since 2010, and will most probably continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Such updates are only designed to make sure that Microsoft’s security products are as equipped as they can be in order to fight the wide and rapidly evolving range of threats and attacks targeting customers. Essentially, the antimalware technology is growing to keep up the pace with the changes of the threat landscape.
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is available for download here.