The new iteration was released as part of the monthly update of the Redmond company for technology. As usual, the new antimalware engine was made available to all customers of Microsoft Security Essentials.
It's also available for all members of Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection. Antimalware Engine 1.1.8704.0 was released on August 27, 2012, although it had initially planned for August 20.
The package was first 18.104.22.168 signature has been delivered with the new engine included. The new version was designed to increase the security of Microsoft products, while it was also set to address the latest developments in the threat landscape, according to the company said.