Microsoft antivirus goes public next week

by admin June 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Redmond, (WA) – Microsoft has confirmed that a beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials is to be made available to the public on Tuesday June 23, at 9 am PST.

The package, previously codenamed Morro, offers protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits and Trojans and will replace Windows Live OneCare, which costs $49.95 per year and will be pulled from the shelves at the end of this month after spectacularly failing to set the world on fire.

The free package will run under Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, says the company and is light on resources to enable it to be used on less-powerful machines.

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