Microsoft Security Essentials code name ‘Morro’ Beta

Morro has just been released as a new product called Microsoft Security Essentials. Currently on its beta version, this FREE antivirus and anti spyware software runs on XP, Vista and Windows 7! Did I just mentioned that it is a free product that you can download and install on your PC’s? But as of now there is only a limited number of downloads for its beta version is available (75,00) and its only allowed for US, Israel, Brazil and China only. So hurry and get your copy at http://microsoft.com/security_essentials or at https://connect.microsoft.com/securityessentials.

Before what I have personally used (and suggested even to friends and relatives)  is the Windows Live OneCare – but since it will be phased out in a couple of months, I was really looking forward for this new product.

 Installation:

What I have here is Amy’s Laptop with 1G of RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo that has a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate RC (thanks Amy!). I always use her laptop as one of my benchmarks on real machines and real people, If it works for her and she does not complain about what I load into her laptop, I’m pretty much as ease that what is loaded would work on other people. 😀

I have downloaded a very small 4.75MB installer for her x86 computer, a really really small footprint for a security software.

The installation is very straight forward, only a couple of button clicks for us.

Yes, the machine must be a genuine copy 😀

 

After the installation, it will download antivirus definitions from Microsoft Update, took me about 15mins.

 

And there it is, its already installed.

Operations:

This is the home screen where you can command a scan (quick, full or a custom scan)

The update page:

 

History:

 

A few settings page and subpages:

Microsoft Spynet:

 

Really worth checking this new cool free antivirus, again heres the link: http://microsoft.com/security_essentials

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johndelizo

I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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