Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Nov 2010 00:27 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Well, this was to be expected: an anti-virus company complaining that Microsoft's Security Essentials - by far the best anti-virus tool for Windows - is anti-competitive. Microsoft recently began offering MSE as an optional download via the optional Microsoft Update service (which is not Windows Update), and Trend Micro (a patent troll) is going into boo-hoo mode over it.
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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

What are they going to argue? That it is in the best interest of consumers for MS not to do this? Don't improve security to protect trend micro? Botnets send out spam to everyone, this is an issue that affects us all.

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rjamorim Member since:
2005-12-05

They are probably going to argue that if Microsoft Update doesn't find an anti-virus in the system, it should show the user a selection of anti-virus choices. You know, like the browser ballot in EU computers.

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OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

Haha that is so probable! I won't be surprised if it does happen.

Edited 2010-11-06 07:12 UTC

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nirishdave Member since:
2008-09-03

Make sure you include Opera in the Ballot screen. ;)

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