Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 19th Nov 2008 02:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft To address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets, smaller PC form factors and rapid increases in the incidence of malware, Microsoft Corp. plans to offer a new consumer security offering focused on core anti-malware protection.
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You dont have to use it
by sagum on Wed 19th Nov 2008 04:11 UTC
sagum
Member since:
2006-01-23

If this new software is as bad as the onecare, then I don't think the likes of norton are going to be too worried. Brand names such as norton are still going to continue, just like they do now. AVG free is a great, just like the new anti-melware program from microsoft, its not bundled with windows and is also free. There isn't any real reason for anyone to accuse Microsoft of bad practice here, they're just doing it free like the rest of the free providers and there will always be users who try it and don't like or or prefer to pay for a product because they get something that's been 'paid and supported'.

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RE: You dont have to use it
by Liquidator on Wed 19th Nov 2008 07:36 in reply to "You dont have to use it"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

That's true. It's incredible to buy a product that is expensive and not ready to use. So far, MS has sold the poison and the antidote.

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RE: You dont have to use it
by harcalion on Wed 19th Nov 2008 14:47 in reply to "You dont have to use it"
harcalion Member since:
2005-07-12

Yes, really fresh news... I think Windows Defender has been around for quite a few years. And the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is downloaded every month and checks for spyware/trojans. One only has to make sure that the copy of Windows is genuine.

On the other side, true, one also can use AVG and its "format c:" protection schemes, ;) .

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