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  • Microsoft Security Essentials – get yours today

    Posted on September 29th, 2009 at 16:06 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’ve been using Microsoft Security Essentials (code-name Morro) on a dozen computers for more than a month.

    I like it. I bet you’ll like it too.

    I like it so much that I’ve thrown away my old antivirus programs and replaced them. All of them.

    MSE is free. It works, and works well. I’ve written about it several times on this site, and cover it extensively in my new Windows 7 book.

    According to a Microsoft Press Release, it will be widely available today.

    Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Corp.’s new no-cost, core anti-malware service that helps protect consumers against viruses, spyware and other malicious software, will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 29. Microsoft Security Essentials, independently certified by West Coast Labs, is backed by the company’s global security response team and is built on the same award-winning core security technology found in the company’s security solutions for businesses. It requires no registration, trials or renewals and will be available for download directly from Microsoft at

    There may be some glitches, so I don’t yet recommend that you throw caution to the wind and change immediately. But you should certainly watch closely.

    UPDATE: It’s up.