Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Anti-Virus Free for the Taking

There's one big pain for those of us with multiple computers: keeping anti-virus software up-to-date and paying for the darn stuff!

For low-end uses, Microsoft has an answer, and it's free. Microsoft Security Essentials, formerly code-named "Morro," is now present and ready for download. Just make sure you have a legit copy of Windows before you download it.

This software runs on XP, Vista and Windows 7. And it can protect the Windows 7 XP virtual machine, as well. You don't want to secure Windows 7 and leave XP Mode unprotected!

Are you happy with your anti-virus/anti-malware software? Tell us why or why not at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/30/2009 at 1:17 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft Previews Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2

    Microsoft on Friday announced a public preview of Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2, its mixed-reality headset.

  • Microsoft Flirts with Charging for API Software Connections

    Microsoft may have started something new by attempting to charge its customers for software that uses its application programming interfaces (APIs).

  • Overcoming Spacesuit Anxiety During Astronaut Training

    Spacesuits are heavy, claustrophobic and hot -- an uncomfortable combination for many would-be astronauts. Here's how Brien came around to the idea of wearing one.

  • Microsoft Announces Azure Kubernetes Service Enhancements

    Microsoft this week announced a few Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) product milestones as part of the KubeCon event.

comments powered by Disqus