Description of the Microsoft Security Essentials Update for April 24th, 2012


Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Security Essentials on April 24, 2012, which offers performance enhancements and some new functionality within the program. The upgrade includes performance enhancements within the product.


If you aren’t currently running Microsoft Security Essentials and would like to install the latest version, please follow the steps below:
  1. Click here:, then click Free* Download.
  2. If a File Download notification appears, click Run.
  3. If a User Account notification appears, click Yes.
  4. Follow the steps to validate your copy of Windows and install Microsoft Security Essentials.

More Information

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Article ID: 2691894 - Last Review: Apr 24, 2012 - Revision: 1

Microsoft® Security Essentials