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Microsoft's antivirus beta coming Tuesday, looks to be trim

By Matthew
Jun 19, 2009
  1. Microsoft has announced that a beta version of their upcoming free antivirus software, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), will be released June 23. The application will provide real-time protection against viruses, spyware, trojans and rootkits. Up until Tuesday when the pre-beta version leaked, it had only been touched by the hands of Microsoft employees and select testers.

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  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    We hope it is a better tool than their Windows Defender has been.
     
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,210   +174

    Should be called anti-BS since virus-like applications are on the downswing and spyware, trojan variants, adware, ransomware, malware and all this other bull-stuff. I've once read that anti-virus software will soon have more signatures for programs that shouldn't run on your computer than for programs that are legitimate. At some near point in our future a whitelist of applications will become easier on resources and to maintain than if we continue to use the current blacklist approach.
     
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