Saturday, 13 April 2013

Microsoft Security Essentials Goes Live

Although not renowned for offering many free products, Microsoft has
announced that starting today their free antivirus software has become
available for download. Officially introduced last year when it was
supposed to substitute the paid Windows Live OneCare and a superset of
Windows Defender, the beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials made
its debut to a select group of testers this June, and now after getting
things straight, the application makes its way to the general public.

A recent report by AV-Test.org, showed that Microsoft Security
Essentials (also known as Morro) is capable of detecting 97.8 percentage
of malware infections on a computer. Although it's not something to brag
with, nowadays, when users demand foolproof solutions for their
important date, Microsoft's free antivirus managed to secure the fourth
place in a recent report by PCWorld.

Meant for home use, the new Microsoft Security Essentials will be
available for download to any Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 user.

Although Microsoft is expected to tackle the scanning speed and maybe
some resource issues in there (for those with less RAM and older
processors), the new Security Essentials certainly looks like a powerful
new addition to the market.

Grab your copy from http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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