Microsoft has confirmed plans to release a beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials, a new free anti-malware software, Tuesday 23. June at about 9 am Pacific. Microsoft Security Essentials, previously known by the project name, "Fun" will replace the Windows Live OneCare, which included both the security and value for $ 49.95 per year.
Last November, Microsoft explained its decision to phase out Windows Live OneCare to say that a product more focused on security would serve consumers better. The company will stop selling Windows Live OneCare through retail channels at the end of June. Microsoft Security Essentials works Windows XP, Windows Vista and upcoming Windows 7 operating system, according to the company. It is designed to require less space and less computing resources to be useful for less powerful PCs, and in situations with limited bandwidth.
But the software, Microsoft claims, offers the same protection as the company's enterprise malware products that provide, or attempt to provide protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits and Trojans. Amy Barzdukas, senior technology director of product management for Online Services and Windows Division at Microsoft, said in November that customers will be comprehensive, continuous protection against new and existing threats "and that this new free offering will enable the company to reach more customers , particularly in new markets.
Free seems way consumer security market yesterday. Panda Security began offering Panda Antivirus Cloud free in April. AVG Technologies and Symantec also has free security products. The goal of such products is often to convince users to pay for more extensive protection. It is also the value obtained from analyzing data from many users about active threats.
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