Microsoft set to launch new anti-malware service
Microsoft is set to launch its new anti-malware service, Security Essentials. The utility is designed to help protect systems against viruses, spyware or other maliciously crafted software. Following the same basic structure as third-party antivirus software, Microsoft’s program runs in the background and alerts users as potential threats arise.
Security has been a primary component of Apple’s “Get a Mac” ads claiming Windows systems are prone to viruses and malware. Microsoft has also been criticized for slowly addressing security vulnerabilities and forcing consumers to pay for third-party software to protect their computers. It remains unknown if the new service will help to quell the negative appraisals.
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