Contributed by Kevin Collins
Microsoft has developed and now testing a free anti-virus application for Windows. The name of this generous piece of software is “Microsoft Security Essentials”. Microsoft claims that this program was developed as a replacement for their subscription based anti-virus program known as “Live One Care” which was 49.95 per year. If they can offer the protection, we may soon be free of annual subscription fees.
Security Essentials is currently in beta and full. We’ll let you know as soon as its open again for download.
*UPDATE: Microsoft’s link is closed at the present but Security Essentials can be downloaded via Softpedia.
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