Today we are announcing the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is our award-winning no-cost light weight anti-malware service. It’s designed to help address the ongoing security needs of PCs running genuine Windows – helping keep people protected from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
The new version apparently will integrate more closely with Windows Firewall, IE and elswhere. MS should build this into Windows itself. I guess all the US and EU government threats got them a lot more cautious. This is one area where they should be more proactive IMHO.