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Windows 7: Microsoft announces free antivirus, limited public beta


18 Jun 2009   #1

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Microsoft announces free antivirus, limited public beta

Microsoft has officially announced its new Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus app and plans to put it into a limited beta next week, on June 23.

Full Story: Microsoft announces free antivirus, limited public beta - Ars Technica

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18 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Im sure everyone is going to jump on a "limited" anti-virus....
or do you mean they're only giving a cretin # of copies? n/m i'll read the article, lol

ps: thanks for the info.
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18 Jun 2009   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Ha, limited download, it is already on all the torrent sites. And, if I was a betting man a guess of around 75,000 has already downloaded it and are running it at this time (me included).
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18 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Ha, limited download, it is already on all the torrent sites. And, if I was a betting man a guess of around 75,000 has already downloaded it and are running it at this time (me included).
Ditto....

~Lordbob
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18 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 7229
 
 

Probably the wrong thread for this, but can someone PM me a link please?
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19 Jun 2009   #6

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Copyright View Post
Probably the wrong thread for this, but can someone PM me a link please?
You got a PM.
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19 Jun 2009   #7

Win 7 beta
 
 
can it be run on win7?

if so i want a link if someone got it? pm mail me please
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19 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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19 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

HEY! this thing ate Windows Defender! i cant find it anywhere....
huh... maybe MSE assimilated it.

i like that it only uses ~26MB of ram, where as N32 was ~40-50, Avast was ~35
MSE might just make a name for itself.
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19 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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HEY! this thing ate Windows Defender! i cant find it anywhere....
huh... maybe MSE assimilated it.
Just turned it off, type windows defender as shown and you should see the same box

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