Microsoft Security Essentials beta updated to 2.0.522.0

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by kuki68ster, Nov 9, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. kuki68ster

    kuki68ster Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Posts:
    7
    ''Microsoft today released an update to the test version of its free antivirus software, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0.

    With this update, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Beta has gained some new features in new Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 RC, such as behavior-based detection of files.

    Another interesting novelty is that now Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Beta allows users to limit the CPU usage by the program during scanning for malware.''

    http://www.baboo.com.br/conteudo/modelos/MS-atualiza-seu-antivirus_a40341_z317.aspx

    use google translator...
     
  2. buckslayr

    buckslayr Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Posts:
    484
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Thanks for the update. MSE 2.0 is going to be a formidable free product.
     
  3. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,791
    Location:
    Texas
    The Version 2.0.0522.0 was released on July 19, 2010. I see no newer versions at this time on Microsoft Connect.
     
  4. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Posts:
    6,623
    Two family members got it today. A bit of delay. :D
     
  5. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Posts:
    2,155
    Location:
    TX
    I am actually starting to like it.. the behavior analysis is a really nice feature they got in there now.. will really help against zero day annoyance. IMO:D
     
  6. codylucas16

    codylucas16 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Posts:
    267
    I installed it in a VM today. It does indeed have Behaviour Analysis now, though it seems to do nothing.

    I threw 50 malware at it, the ones that weren't caught by signatures got right by with no problems, I let it run for about half an hour with no internet access and got no further alerts from MSE at all.
     
  7. element119

    element119 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Posts:
    72
    new today:
    Microsoft Security Essentials Client Update Package - KB2461287 (2.0.522.0)

    Installation date: ‎11/‎9/‎2010 2:02 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    This package will update Microsoft Security Essentials client on the user's machine.

    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=195462

    Help and Support:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=195463


    Security Essentials Version: 2.0.522.0
    Antimalware Client Version: 3.0.8007.0
    Engine Version: 1.1.6301.0
    Antivirus definition: 1.93.1519.0
    Antispyware definition: 1.93.1519.0
    Network Inspection System Engine Version: 2.0.5850.0
    Network Inspection System Definition Version: 8.49.0.0
    Policy Name: FEP clean-up policy
    Policy Applied: 11/9/2010 at 7:01 PM
     
  8. Sputnik

    Sputnik Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Posts:
    1,198
    Location:
    Москва
    Any information on when we can expect the public release of MSE 2.0?
     
  9. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
    I wish they'd finally remove on-access archive scanning. But i don'tthink this will ever happen.
     
  10. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    At the very least they should make it an option. The option - 'Scan incoming files only' does that but it also exempts all existing files from scanning. Lame.
     
  11. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Posts:
    6,855
    Summary of beta (v2) features:

    You can disable SpyNet completely.
    You can automatically remove quarantined files after X time.
    "Enable behavior monitoring" option.
    Limiting CPU usage during a scheduled scan.
    Network Inspection (exploit detection) system.
    Ability to monitor incoming, outgoing or both files.

    My beta just updated via Windows Update.
     
  12. rseiler

    rseiler Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Posts:
    85
    Someone please confirm or deny this on your own system, but I'm not seeing a restore point done with every signature update (not speaking of ones associated with a scan here, if that matters). I'm pretty sure that was in earlier versions, if not the original 2.0 version. Win7 doesn't list them anyway.

    If this is true, I consider it a feature, and a good one, since what are the odds of a signature update decimating your machine to the point that you'd need to run a restore point?

    Now, if it would only stop cluttering up WU history.
     
  13. Pfipps

    Pfipps Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Posts:
    181
    Yeah, I wish the settings could be more finite, but anyway, is it really
    an issue if you know the files on your pc are clean? If you run LUA with EMET and SRP, and the windows firewall, scanning incoming files only should
    be appropriate?

    But, the on demand scan is still very slow, they really need to improve that.
     
  14. rseiler

    rseiler Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Posts:
    85
    But what does monitoring "incoming" files mean, exactly, considering that there's a separate "Scan all downloads" item? Let's say I uncheck that AND have monitoring of incoming files enabled. Hmmm.
     
  15. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    Incoming refers to all new files being copied to the hard disk. It my be via an external drive, a network resource etc.
     
  16. rseiler

    rseiler Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Posts:
    85
    OK, but the default is 'scan all downloads' on and monitoring on 'all," so MS seems to have a situation where if you uncheck 'scan all downloads' then downloads are still scanned by virtue of the 'all.'
     
  17. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    The difference lies in the exact point at which scanning is done. The 'Scan All Downloads' refers to scanning during the point the file is being downloaded from the web - which other AVs do via so called web-scanners. The 'monitor all files' refers to scans done when file is created on hard disk - other AVs call it the file shield.
     
  18. scott1256ca

    scott1256ca Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Posts:
    144
    I didn't try to use this when it first came out and I can't seem to find it now, so I think my window to beta test has closed. So, are you saying that MSE 2.0 can scan downloads, but NOT do other on access scanning?

    What about files downloaded from the net but not via browser? Like email or program updates? I ask, because this is what I want. The slowdown on new downloads or updates, but not the other on access scanning. I see no reason to scan the same 2 yr. old program as it gets run for the 1000th time or to scan memory if I know my executables are clean.

    Thx.

    Edit:
    Should be more clear
    Can MSE 2.0 be configured to scan downloads and at the same time NOT do other on access scanning?
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  19. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Posts:
    6,855
    Now I firstly must admit that I *never* do an on-demand scan so I just did a quick scan right now to test (yes I am using the latest beta if it makes a difference).

    Quick scan completed in 54seconds and scanned 75909 items, that doesn't seem very slow to me?
     
  20. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    @scott1256ca - Yes, I believe it can be done. You can try it by changing Real time protection settings to - 'Scan Incoming Files only' and leaving the rest on default. Then proceed by downloading the eicar test file. You will be alerted. But when you will open a folder full of executable files, you will not notice any slowdown in rendering of their icons as they are not being scanned again and again as is the case with default settings.
     
  21. rseiler

    rseiler Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Posts:
    85
    @RaviG, I unchecked "Scan all downloads" (never had an interest in scanning during downloads) and set "Monitor only incoming files." As expected, eicar.com triggered a warning, but I was happy to see that the ZIP version did too (and this is before I touched the file). I'm sure there's some giant flaw in leaving it like this, but it's tempting.

    P.S., I wonder why they phrase it "incoming files" and "outgoing files." Much more clear to me, anyway, would be "file writes" and "file reads." It's bizarre to think of reading a file as "outgoing."
     
  22. Doraemon

    Doraemon Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Posts:
    202
    BOMBSHELL: my boyfriend just told me that the new M$$E will "feature" a new WAT attack. In a cracked Windows 7 (unlike XP) the current stable M$$E "believes" that the system is legit. It looks that M$ will bundle a renewed WAT system in the new M$$E that will break the current cracks. :mad: o_O :blink:

    So plz be careful! :-* :-* :-*
     
  23. rseiler

    rseiler Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Posts:
    85
  24. Pfipps

    Pfipps Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Posts:
    181
    I should have said, slow, relative to the on demand scans of both avira
    free and avast.

    Here's a test: http://www.raymond.cc/antivirus/scantime.html
     
  25. shoe

    shoe Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2002
    Posts:
    201
    Are we suppose to uncheck start scheduled scan only when my computer is on but not in use and if unchecked will it atill peform the scan
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.