Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Oct 2009 12:45 UTC
Windows A little over two weeks ago, Microsoft released Microsoft Security Essentials, a security software suite protecting users of Windows against malware and viruses. The company has released data about the number of downloads and fixed infections, and the results are encouraging.
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Well not comletely true...
by vondur on Sat 17th Oct 2009 14:54 UTC
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It runs as another program MsMpEng, in the background. Just make sure to check "show processes from all users". In reality is uses around 40 MB of RAM when it is inactive. It still does seem lighter than most AV programs. Whether it works well in the long run, we will see. It has been known to flag ok sofware as malware. (I had seen it do that with quicktime (I know, maybe it was being proactive)

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