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Morro to be named Microsoft Security Essentials

By Jos · 11 replies
Jun 17, 2009
  1. Update (6/18): Microsoft confirmed today that they plan to release a public beta of Microsoft Security Essentials (formerly codenamed Morro) this Tuesday June 23.

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  2. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    I wonder if the built in antivirus will interfere with 3rd party AV applications. If so, Microsoft can keep MSE and I will stick to Avast.
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    So Microsoft is getting back into the anti-virus market. I've always wondered why they got out of it after the windows 3.1 days.
  4. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 378   +6

    I'm more interested if it can stop anything at all!

    I somehow feel more secure with 3rd party AV installed, though it'd be interesting to see how it matches up to the myriads of commercial products available..
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    When the beta starts, ill let you know how badly it screws up my pc.
  6. Although I don't totally expect a high-end A/V, Microsoft is about time to offer a free A/V for all PC users. I expect Windows Security Essentials to be compatible with a 3rd party A/V like Avast! or AVG. The rest of all, great because there will be more barriers against Malicious attacks.
  7. This security suite is very light...the scan engine is fast (i don't know how efficient), don't use much ram.... From Live OneCare is a big difference.More friendly GUI, complex settings... I hope this suite will be free and will get a VB100 :D
  8. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    Hopefully better than Defender...as it basically stopped nothing.
  9. Stonos

    Stonos TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Looks like that the EU Commission will complain about that...
  10. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    I bet this does its job properly...Since Microsoft makes half the viruses out there :)
  11. polidiotic

    polidiotic TS Booster Posts: 103

    Exploits, but not viruses. =/ Just bad coding.
  12. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 528   +42

    Oh don't worry, I'm sure they are cooking up some way to argue that Microsoft should not be allowed to include Paint because it somehow defers users from buying editing software....
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