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Microsoft launches free security

Discussion in 'News' started by wagnerk, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. wagnerk
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    Microsoft launches free security

    Microsoft has released its free computer security package to the public.

    From 1700 BST on 29 September, Windows users will be able to download the software from Microsoft's Security Essentials website.

    The free software gives basic protection against viruses, trojans, rootkits, and spyware.

    The Essentials software is Microsoft's second try at making an own-brand security package.

    Article: Here

    Compliments to jk2447 for the find :)

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    1. jk2447
    2. JonnyMX
      In a way, that's kind of cool - 'Microsoft' and 'free' in the same headline.

      On the other hand it's a bit like reading a story entitled 'Ford to provide a free fix which stops their cars exploding for no reason'.


    3. BosonMichael
      So... anyone try it yet?
    4. jk2447
      Just installed it now, does everything you'd expect. Impressed to be honest and at my fav price and free updates, I think this is a must :D Rep for Microsoft :biggrin Anti Virus / Spy Ware / Malware software for free!

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    5. Evilwheato
      I saw the post on BBC, I might give it a go myself :)
    6. Phoenix
      tried it?
      i installed it yesterday when it came out
      first AV i have had installed for EONS haha
      wonder if it bogs me down..
    7. Gav

      That's all I'm saying.
    8. JonnyMX

      How DARE they give away something for free!

    9. ThomasMc
      After what they did with defender they can cram this up there .....
    10. Phoenix
      what was your beef with defender?
    11. BosonMichael
      Maybe he's referring to the whole Claria mess, where Microsoft was considering the purchase of Claria and, at the same time, coincidentally downgraded the threat of Claria's spyware. FAIL! Hard to trust them after that.
    12. ThomasMc
    13. Johnd76
      looks like i will have to put more ram in my machine before i can use it!! :rolleyes:
    14. JonnyMX
      I've just installed it on one of my old laptops to have a go.

      First impressions are that it's pretty low key, to the point where I was wondering if it was doing anything or not.
      No system tray icons, no gizmo's on your browser, no arsey warning everytime you turn the machine on that 'you may not be protected' and trying to run a scan every day at the least opportune moment.

      I'm going to spent the weekend browsing inappropriate pr0n for testing purposes...

    15. VantageIsle
      :blink:biggrin Such dedication!

      Keep us informed of your findings :)
    16. JonnyMX
      It's just blocked me from downloading a screensaver with Budweiser frogs on it, so it must be working!

    17. BosonMichael
      zing! :p

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