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Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Debuts free Security Essentials Software

by Shane McGlaun
Microsoft has launched a new beta version of its free computer security software pack aimed at consumers. The software is called Microsoft Security Essentials. The software carried the codename Morro and will be... Read more Jun 24 2009, 7:10am CDT
 

Windows 7 Pirates to Get Security Updates

by Luigi Lugmayr
Much like a loving mother, Microsoft will let no harm come to Windows 7, making all copies of the OS, legitimate or otherwise (read: pirated) eligible for security updates. Softpedia reports that Microsoft’s Director of... Read more Apr 30 2009, 7:50pm CDT
 

Microsoft Strengthens USB Security

by Luigi Lugmayr
Following the exploitation by the Conficker worm and other malware of Windows’ AutoRun system, Microsoft today announced new security features for Windows 7 to eliminate the loophole, in particular in regards to USB... Read more Apr 28 2009, 9:35pm CDT
 

Windows 7 Release Candidate Release is next

by Luigi Lugmayr
The Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1 has been out for a couple weeks now. Due to the high interest, Microsoft extended the beta download until February 10th. The Microsoft Windows 7 team posted now a lengthy blog post about... Read more Jan 31 2009, 12:17am CST
 

Microsoft stopped Windows 7 beta Download

by Luigi Lugmayr
As reported yesterday the Microsoft servers for delivering the Windows 7 beta ISO images have been overloaded pretty much as soon as the download page went up. It got so bad that Microsoft stopped the Windows 7 beta... Read more Jan 10 2009, 2:33am CST
 

AVG Says Microsoft Free Anti-Virus Has an Uphill Battle Ahead

AVG Says Microsoft Free Anti-Virus Has an Uphill Battle Ahead
by Shane McGlaun
When it comes to free anti-virus protection for your PC one of the names that many computer users trust is AVG. AVG has long offered its excellent AVG Free service that has no cost to download or update. I have used AVG... Read more Nov 24 2008, 9:00am CST
 

Microsoft Morro Anti Virus and Security Software to be free

by Luigi Lugmayr
Microsoft announced the release of a free security software suite in 2009 codenamed Morro to address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets, smaller PC form factors and... Read more Nov 19 2008, 3:17am CST
 

AVG Free 8.0 Anti-virus Software Announced

AVG Free 8.0 Anti-virus Software Announced
by Shane McGlaun
For years I have exclusively used AVG free anti-virus software and have never once had a virus infection on my PC. If you have relied on anti-virus software that requires you to pay each year to get updates to the virus... Read more Apr 23 2008, 10:10am CDT
 

Microsoft Advance Security Bulletin - You will reboot Next Week

Microsoft Advance Security Bulletin - You will reboot Next Week
by Luigi Lugmayr
Microsoft provides advance notification of security patches to come. On Tuesday 8 May 2007 Microsoft is planning to several release security patches. Two fixes will require a reboot and three may. Security Updates... Read more May 4 2007, 3:00am CDT
 

Recent Animated Cursor Flaw Questions Vista Security

Recent Animated Cursor Flaw Questions Vista Security
by Luigi Lugmayr
Microsoft had to patch a critical flaw in the animated cursor feature on all Windows platforms including the oh so secure Vista. To inherit buggy code from former Windows OS versions into the newest generation is... Read more Apr 4 2007, 8:00am CDT