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Windows 7: Microsoft to Launch Free Anti-Virus Protection


10 Jun 2009   #1
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OS3.5
 
 
Microsoft to Launch Free Anti-Virus Protection

Microsoft is said to launch free basic anti-virus protection.

Quote:
BOSTON, June 10 (Reuters) Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is getting ready to unveil a long-anticipated free anti-virus service for personal computers that will compete with products sold by Symantec Corp (SYMC.O) and McAfee Inc (MFE.N).
Source: UPDATE 3-Microsoft will soon unveil free anti-virus software | Reuters

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10 Jun 2009   #2

XP Home sp3 and Windows 7 RC
 
 

It's about time too, I've been paying AU$100 per year for their "Live" protection. It's fine for XP, but doesn't work on 7. In the meantime try Kapersky Anti-Virus 2009 Beta, free and extremely good!
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10 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

about time! lol
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10 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
 
 

Awesome. I haven't used anti-virus software since 2002 or so, but I might try it out just for fun. I just don't ever get them.
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11 Jun 2009   #5
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OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colofaus View Post
It's about time too, I've been paying AU$100 per year for their "Live" protection. It's fine for XP, but doesn't work on 7. In the meantime try Kapersky Anti-Virus 2009 Beta, free and extremely good!
By Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 beta, do you mean version 9.0.0.459 (2010)?

See this post:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Win 7

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Agree, it is about time for ms to provide free protection for there own OS's. It will most likely be very basic, so advanced users will look elsewere, but for most sure it will be just fine.
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11 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 7201
 
 

LOL i havent used an anti virus program since xp
i just use the UAC.
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11 Jun 2009   #7
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OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaime View Post
LOL i havent used an anti virus program since xp
i just use the UAC.
R U Kidding ???
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11 Jun 2009   #8
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaime View Post
LOL i havent used an anti virus program since xp
i just use the UAC.
LOL i havent use an anti virus program since windows 95
i just use the <space intentionally left blank>
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11 Jun 2009   #9

XP Home sp3 and Windows 7 RC
 
 

Well! I am now officially bamboozled! No anti-virus? You either have incredible luck or you re-format your drive every month!
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11 Jun 2009   #10
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colofaus View Post
Well! I am now officially bamboozled! No anti-virus? You either have incredible luck or you re-format your drive every month!
heh, I have supernatural powers.

Seriously though, does your anti virus really catch something at least once a month that would have infected your computer? If so, what are you doing to cause it? I'm always curious as to how people get malware on their computers.
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