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Microsoft Security Essentially More Free

For consumers, Microsoft Security Essentials, an antimalware tool, was free from the get go. The best thing is, unlike its predecessor OneCare, Security Essentials actually works, and from your reports, works pretty darn good.

Now the tool is free for small businesses as well -- provided you have ten or fewer clients. Of course, individuals at large shops are free to use it as well... It just can't be an official Microsoft-supported corporate standard.

The only minor hitch is that, in order to qualify, all machines must go through Microsoft Genuine Advantage and be proven legit. Seems like a small price to pay for some decent free security software.

What is you antimalware tool of choice? Send a virus-free e-mail to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/27/2010 at 1:18 PM


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