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Windows 7: Microsoft to release free security software soon

21 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 
Microsoft to release free security software soon

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September 21, 2009 7:07 AM PDT
Microsoft to release free security software soon



by Ina Fried



Microsoft plans to release the final version of its free antivirus software soon, according to a note sent to testers late Sunday.
"The final version of Microsoft Security Essentials will be released to the public in the coming weeks," Microsoft said in the note.

Microsoft first announced its plans for the product, then code-named Morro, last November, at the same time the company said it was scrapping its paid Windows Live OneCare product.
Public beta testing of Security Essentials started in June, with Microsoft reaching its goal of 75,000 testers just one day after it issued a call for them.

On a personal note, I've been using the product on several machines since June, and I like the way--unlike other antivirus programs--it doesn't make a spectacle of itself, just quietly doing its thing. I often forget it is running on a machine, yet it did save my bacon a couple weeks back when I almost caught Koobface from a friend on Facebook.
Originally posted at Beyond Binary







Microsoft to release free security software soon | Security - CNET News

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21 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

W00t.

Btw, your quote is messed up.

~Lordbob
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21 Sep 2009   #3

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Thanks for the read. Interesting.
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21 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Cool. I am using it now!!!
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21 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Has also been mentioned here.
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21 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

MSE is definitely one of the better, if not best, free AV products I've ever used. It's been so good, that I doubt I'm renewing my NOD32 3-pack in January.
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21 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
W00t.

Btw, your quote is messed up.

~Lordbob
It takes practice! I forgot to put that in upper case. My bad! Cleaned that up!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Has also been mentioned here.
The title of the thread is different there as well as only mentioning receipt of a notification of the Microsoft Security Essentials without any mention of that being a new antivirus protection there. Just how effective it will be compared to other protections we have to wait to see how that goes there however.
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21 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Good news. Would be using it if I didn't have 8 months left on my NOD32 subscription, but I showed MSE to my roommate who's using Vista x64 and he loves it.
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21 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I would keep your subscription for the time being there at least until the reviews are out where you can look over the comparisons. By then any updates will also be available.
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21 Sep 2009   #10

Win 7
 
 

MSE is good software but not adequate on it's own. I was so impressed with it after loading it and doing a deep scan that caught a virus missed by Avast that I unloaded Avast and planned to only run MSE. I have been running that way since the first release of the Beta and just got a notification that Avast was now able to display the Windows 7 logo. So I decided to down load and install it. That part went smoothly and much to my surprise Avast found two trojans on my system. I now feel that I must run both Avast and MSE.

So much for blind faith.
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