Updated June 25 at 12:50 p.m. PDT: Several commenters pointed out a secondary scanning process that runs while a scan is running. While Microsoft Security Essentials uses little memory when not scanning, during a second round of tests it used 60MB to 70MB of RAM, while consuming around 200MB of Virtual Memory.
Updated June 24 at 11:30 a.m. PDT: The 75,000 available slots for testing Security Essentials have been taken. There is no word at the moment whether Microsoft will allow more testers to download the public beta in the future.
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