After failing to deliver with OneCare, I have to wonder how Morro will fare. The announcement is attributed with contributing to a recent .5% and 1.3% drop in Symantec and McAfee shares. All the while, Microsoftís stock has risen 2.1%. Precisely how much insight that provides in terms of Morroís potential success is certainly open to interpretation.
Redmondís latest attempt at sweeping up the antivirus market should begin by the end of the year. Itís no secret that Microsoft has earned a monopolistic aura and is frequently slammed with antitrust suits. That said, I canít help but question whether or not AV companies will eventually react similarly to those which attacked Microsoft over Internet Explorer.