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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A free antivirus from Microsoft

Microsoft joins the fray of anti-virus market and will be offering a free anti-virus software named "Microsoft Security Essentials". The beta version is anticipated to be released this month. What will this anti-virus will offer?

* It's free.
* People download it from a trusted source.
* There is no registration, trials or license renewals.
* It stays automatically up-to-date.
* It does its job with the click of just one button.

"Microsoft Security Essentials" screenshot leaked in Internet:

How well will this anti-virus perform?

No one really knows yet until it is fully deployed and tested by users. But one thing is for sure, it will not perform as well as commercial anti-virus and with many free AV programs like AVG and Avira, it will be up for a tight competition.

Performance chart comparison with other Microsoft's security products: