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Microsoft Security Essentials [Full Review]

M|cr0s0ft Security Essentials is the name of M|cr0s0ft’s latest Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware software for Windows operating system. It is already being tested internally at M|cr0s0ft and is rumored to launch in September of this year. Check out this Amazing Review of the app itself.

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Microsoft Security Essentials [Full Review]

M|cr0s0ft Security Essentials is the name of M|cr0s0ft’s latest Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware software for Windows operating system. It is already being tested internally at M|cr0s0ft and is rumored to launch in September of this year. Check out this Amazing Review of the app itself.

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Central Anti-Virus For Small Business?

rduke15 writes “I’m trying to find a centrally managed anti-virus solution for a small business network, which has around 20 Windows XP machines with a Linux server. It is too big to manage each client manually. However, there is no no full-time IT person on site, and no Windows Active Directory server — just Linux with Samba. And the current solution with Symantec Endpoint Protection seems too expensive, and too complex for such a simple need. On the Linux server side, email is handled by amavisd and ClamAV. But the WinXP clients still need a real-time anti-virus for the USB disks they may bring to work, or stuff they download from their personal webmail or other sites. I’m wondering what others may be using in similar situations, and how satisfied they are with it.”

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The Next Ad You Click May Be a Virus

Jay notes a Wall Street Journal report about ad networks unintentionally selling empty space to malware loaders (the link is to a syndicating site that doesn’t require a subscription to view). The submitter comments: “The labeling of the fake ad sellers as hackers is pretty bogus; there’s no hacking involved. Simply sign up for one of these networks, create your fake site, put up another company’s creative, and you’re good to go.” The incidents being reported go back a few months, but the pattern of this criminal activity seems to be coming clear only recently.”EWeek.com, a technology news site owned by Ziff Davis Enterprise, in February displayed an ad on its homepage masquerading as a promotion for LaCoste, the shirt maker. The retailer hadn’t placed the ad — a hacker had, to direct users to a Web site where harmful programs would be downloaded to their computers, says Stephen Wellman, director of community and content for Ziff Davis.”

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The Next Ad You Click May Be a Virus

Jay notes a Wall Street Journal report about ad networks unintentionally selling empty space to malware loaders (the link is to a syndicating site that doesn’t require a subscription to view). The submitter comments: “The labeling of the fake ad sellers as hackers is pretty bogus; there’s no hacking involved. Simply sign up for one of these networks, create your fake site, put up another company’s creative, and you’re good to go.” The incidents being reported go back a few months, but the pattern of this criminal activity seems to be coming clear only recently.”EWeek.com, a technology news site owned by Ziff Davis Enterprise, in February displayed an ad on its homepage masquerading as a promotion for LaCoste, the shirt maker. The retailer hadn’t placed the ad — a hacker had, to direct users to a Web site where harmful programs would be downloaded to their computers, says Stephen Wellman, director of community and content for Ziff Davis.”

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The Next Ad You Click May Be a Virus

Jay notes a Wall Street Journal report about ad networks unintentionally selling empty space to malware loaders (the link is to a syndicating site that doesn’t require a subscription to view). The submitter comments: “The labeling of the fake ad sellers as hackers is pretty bogus; there’s no hacking involved. Simply sign up for one of these networks, create your fake site, put up another company’s creative, and you’re good to go.” The incidents being reported go back a few months, but the pattern of this criminal activity seems to be coming clear only recently.”EWeek.com, a technology news site owned by Ziff Davis Enterprise, in February displayed an ad on its homepage masquerading as a promotion for LaCoste, the shirt maker. The retailer hadn’t placed the ad — a hacker had, to direct users to a Web site where harmful programs would be downloaded to their computers, says Stephen Wellman, director of community and content for Ziff Davis.”

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Microsoft to give away anti-virus

The company is reportedly trialling free anti-virus software internally and said the beta version would be released “soon”.

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Microsoft to give away anti-virus

The company is reportedly trialling free anti-virus software internally and said the beta version would be released “soon”.

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Microsoft’s Free AV App May Be a Non-Starter

CWmike writes “M|cr0s0ft is preparing to launch a public beta of Morro, the free anti-malware it announced last November, according to reports. Morro will use the same scanning engine as Windows Live OneCare, the software that the free software will replace and M|cr0s0ft’s first consumer-grade antivirus package. OneCare is to get the boot as of June 30 (along with finance app M|cr0s0ft Money). John Pescatore, an analyst at Gartner, has questioned whether users would step up to Morro even if it was free. ‘Consumers are hesitant to pay for a M|cr0s0ft security product that will remove problems in other M|cr0s0ft products,’ he said. ‘Think of it this way. What if you smelled a rotten egg odor in your water and the water company said, “Sure, we can remove that, but it will cost you .” Would you buy it?’ Not surprisingly, competitors have dismissed Morro’s threat to their business. ‘We like our chances,’ Todd Gebhart, vice president in charge of McAfee’s consumer line, said when it was announced OneCare was a goner. ‘Consumers have already rejected OneCare,’ added Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of consumer software at Symantec. ‘Making that same substandard security technology free won’t change that equation.'”

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Friday, June 12th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Microsoft’s Free AV App May Be a Non-Starter

Microsoft will soon unveil free anti-virus software

M|cr0s0ft is getting ready to unveil a long-anticipated free anti-virus service for personal computers that will compete with products sold by Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc. A M|cr0s0ft spokesman said on Wednesday that the world’s biggest software maker is testing an early version of the product with its own employees.

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Thursday, June 11th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Microsoft will soon unveil free anti-virus software