Sunday, June 14, 2009

Microsoft to release free AntiVirus software

More reports are emerging that Microsoft is soon to be releasing antivirus software which will be available for free download.

In comparison to it's previous attempt at security software OneCare, it will be free for all Microsoft Windows users, however lacking further features like Parental Controls and other popular utilities found in current security suites like Norton and Trend Micro.

Morro will be title of the new software which is claimed to help compat common security threats such as virus, spyware, rootkits and trojens. Also, Microsoft is claim that this software will protect it's users from being infected with fake antivirus tools like the common AntiVirus Pro range.

Once Morro is ready for release, OneCare will be discontinued.

Microsoft hasn't release a specific dates for release but it is expected to be available later this year.

More information here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8095932.stm

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