Tag Archives | anti-virus

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper for Windows

For years if you have wanted to clean a PC that’s heavily infected with malware there were precious few, if any, tools you could actually boot your computer from to…

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Microsoft Security Essentials Scores Low on AV-Test

The AV-Test consists of 22 anti-virus programs on Windows 7. The test is said to determine just how good your program is and each program requires a minimum score of 11 out of 18 possible to pass.

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Anti-Virus Firms “Short-Changing” Customers

Yesterday we reported how an update for AVG Anti-Virus on 64-bit Windows 7 systems was crippling the system in a way we’d also seen recently from a McAffee update.  Now PC Pro…

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New Security Essentials Beta Arrives

A new beta of Microsoft’s free anti-virus product, Microsoft Security Essentials has appeared just as Panda Anti-Virus looks set to complain to the EU about Microsoft offering the package to…

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Seven Anti-Virus Programs Fail Windows 7 Test

Virus Bulletin conducted it’s most recent tests in November and the results were made available this month. The security research company evaluated 43 antimalware products (product submission deadline was October…

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Free Anti-Virus 1 Year Subscriptions To Celebrate Windows 7 Launch

The day is upon us. The launch of Windows 7 is here. To help bring in Microsoft’s latest and greatest, Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, IObit Security, and Panda Security are…

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Microsoft Security Essentials: Hype or Reality?

Released today, Microsoft Security Essentials is a product that advertises itself as a free solution for “Virus, Spyware, And Malware Protection” by our favorite Corporate Giant, Microsoft. The product is…

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Microsoft Security Essentials Released

Microsoft have this afternoon released their new free anti-virus software, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on the internet. This software is based on their award-winning ForeFront corporate anti-virus engine and includes…

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Should Microsoft push MSE through Windows Update?

Just ahead of the launch of Windows 7 comes Microsoft Security Essentials, their new free anti-virus package based on their award-winning ForeFront corporate security scanning engine. I wrote last night…

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Windows 7: Which Protection Should I Use?

There are both positives and negatives to using antivirus programs. Many users will argue that it’s not worth the loss of performance to have constantly-running antivirus protection. However, anyone who…

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Microsoft Security Essentials Final On The Way

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an anti-malware product that works via the cloud, a successor to OneCare, and contains quite a bit of promise. The beta versions had a strong…

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About the Microsoft Security Essentials Public Beta

Recently there has been quite a bit of turmoil about project “Morro,” as Microsoft announced last November that they would halt development of Live OneCare and replace it with Morro,…

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Microsoft To Release Free Anti-Virus Software Morro Soon

Microsoft is about to release a first public beta version of their new free anti-virus software program Morro which is supposed to fill the gap left by the Microsoft One…

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