Microsoft releases free anti-virus
Microsoft launched today its free anti-malware service pack, making it available following a limited three month, three country beta test.
The success of the preliminary beta test was hailed as a great beginning for the free tool.
The service, called Microsoft Security Essentials, which was previously named "Morro," is now available for download in 19 countries and eight languages onto computers running properly licensed copies of the Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. A spokesman for Microsoft said that additional markets and languages will be added later this year and the coming year, with the goal of making it a widely used service to protect computers from malware.