Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Microsoft Free Antivirus Set for Rev

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free replacement for the ill-fated, fee-based OneCare. Microsoft is aiming the software at consumers and netbook users who may not need or can't afford a full security suite but prefer not to have their computer fully exposed.

A new rev is coming and, in fact, appears to be in its second beta iteration. This rev will reach out and scan the network, and has a built-in firewall (so does Windows, so I'm not sure I get this feature).

Unfortunately, this new "network inspection system" only works with Vista and Windows 7.

Have you used Security Essentials? If so, what do you think? Share your thoughts with the world by writing to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Bastion

    With a new service preview, Microsoft is now letting organizations use a private Internet connection to access Azure virtual machines.

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • 2019 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss this year.

  • Microsoft Ends Development on Windows To Go

    The May 2019 update of Windows 10, also known as version 1903, will be the last Windows client OS to have support for Windows To Go.