Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Jun 2009 14:49 UTC, submitted by PLan
Bugs & Viruses Reuters reports that Microsoft is getting ready to unveil a free antivirus service for computers to compete with the many retail antivirus offerings on the market. Microsoft first made plans for its free antivirus offering codenamed "Morro" in November of 2008. At the time, Microsoft said that the service would be launching in the second half of 2009. The exact launch date of the new free anti-virus service has yet to be announced, but Reuters reports that Microsoft will "soon" make a beta version of the free protection available for users. Investors in security software firms like McAfee and Symantec are worried that a free offering from Microsoft could potentially harm revenue for the companies.
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RE: keep trying
by Liquidator on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:21 UTC in reply to "keep trying"
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How could Microsoft be able to protect your computer from viruses if it can't keep your OS safe? It wouldn't make sense to buy a MS antivirus. And it's antiethical for MS to sell an antivirus: Sell the poison and the antidote!

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RE[2]: keep trying
by CrazyDude1 on Sat 13th Jun 2009 01:51 in reply to "RE: keep trying"
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You understand that there are many other ways to get a virus/worms in your computer such as social engineering or installing 3rd party infected applicaitons such as Kazza.

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