Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 ready for download

Cnet: Microsoft today made available for download a new release of its free anti-virus/anti-malware program for Windows PCs, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). The MSE 4.0 release is available via the Microsoft Download Center and the MSE Web site. (I learned of its availability from a post on Neowin today.) The latest version runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. The 4.0 version has been in beta since late 2011....

April 25, 2012 路 2 min 路 374 words 路 Omid Farhang

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

ghacks.net: Microsoft has just released a beta of a system recovery software. Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper has been designed to aid users in starting an infected PC and performing offline malware scans to remove viruses, trojans, rootkits and other forms of malware effectively. It is also used if malware is hindering the user to install or start an antivirus software on the infected system, or if the applications used to detect malware are not able to find the malware on the PC....

June 3, 2011 路 2 min 路 369 words 路 Omid Farhang

Microsoft tempts antitrust lawyers with expanded antivirus offering

Ed Bott鈥檚 Microsoft Report posted something interesting in ZDNet: You want a good, solid, free antivirus program? Microsoft Security Essentials fills the bill nicely. Unfortunately, even though it was officially released more than a year ago, it鈥檚 still one of the best-kept secrets in personal computing. Its installed base of 30 million users worldwide might sound big in raw numbers, but it鈥檚 a drop in the bucket compared to the billion-plus Windows PCs in use....

November 5, 2010 路 5 min 路 1043 words 路 Omid Farhang