Microsoft Shuts Off Access to Antivirus Beta

Less than 24 hours after offering up a beta version of its new free Microsoft Security Essentials application, Microsoft has pulled the plug. Microsoft says it has enough users in the beta program.

If you weren't among the throng yesterday to download the beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus application, you are officially out of luck today. Microsoft has already discontinued access to the free antivirus app.

In a statement on MSE site, Microsoft states: "Thank you for your interest in joining the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta. We are not accepting additional participants at this time. Please check back at later a date for possible additional availability."

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