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Microsoft's antivirus try

Last week Redmond offered 75,000 fast-acting PC users a limited beta test of its latest security application, called Microsoft Security Essentials. Here's how we liked it.

Last week Redmond offered alert PC users a proposition: a limited beta test of its latest security application, called Microsoft Security Essentials to the first 75,000 fast-acting users in the United States, China, Israel, and Brazil. We hardly have to tell you that spots for the freeware antivirus tool that will replace Live OneCare were snapped up less than 24 hours after we posted our story.

If you weren't quick enough to join the testing herd, or if you live in one of the 191 other countries worldwide, Download.com Senior Associate Editor Seth Rosenblatt has all the information you need to get a feel for the Microsoft app's pros and cons. In addition to delving into the hands-on review, you can tune into this First Look video for a live-action peek.

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