Microsoft releases free antivirus ‘Morro’ a.k.a. Microsoft Security Essentials

We have already discussed about Microsoft’s free antivirus software ‘Morro’ in an earlier post on DW. The new free antivirus software from Microsoft, codenamed as “Morro” is actually called ‘Microsoft Security Essentials’ which Microsoft released yesterday and is now available for download as Beta.

Microsoft Security Essential

Microsoft Security Essentials is designed to occupy less space and supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and the forthcoming Windows 7 operating system. The new Microsoft free antivirus gives full protection from Viruses, Spyware, Rootkits, and Trojans, similar to other paid enterprises antivirus software. It is a big blow for those antivirus companies whose earn their yearly income of billions of dollars from their paid security software.

J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG, said:

Microsoft’s new offering will be good for consumers and good for the security market overall because it will raise awareness that security products are necessary. He expects that companies like AVG, Kaspersky, and Symantec will be able to provide more extensive protection than Microsoft is offering.

Microsoft Security Essentials is available for download from their official web page.

Download Link: official Microsoft web page

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  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    The antivirus is now not available for beta testing.
    However, it was good to hear that there will be some good quality free antivirus solution !!!

  • xphunt3r

    @ Paritosh: You missed to check Microsoft Security Essentials official webpage. It is fully available to download for beta testing

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    @xphunt3r Just now visited the official page and it says “Thank you for your interest in joining the Microsoft® Security Essentials Beta. We are not accepting additional participants at this time. Please check back at later a date for possible additional availability “

  • xphunt3r

    @paritosh: Yah its now now available for beta testing. you can also download it from leaked version at here:

    http://www.jcxp.net/news.php?newsid=2804

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    @xphunt3r Does the above mentioned link provide legit software ????

  • xphunt3r

    @paritosh, So far I have downloaded and using it in my system. No problem and it is legit. But after install you need to update whole to work and take little longer depending upon internet speed.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    And where can i get the key for it ( If any )

  • xphunt3r

    @ you don’t need any key for it. All you need to install and update…… fully free version

  • Abhishek Kumar

    >> However, it was good to hear that there will be some good quality free antivirus solution !!!

    Really? Avast, AVG, Avira… never heard of these ? All free and all good

  • http://www.codemink.com Ankit

    while going through this post I saw that you have written MSSE(Microdoft Security Essentials) supports XP, Vista , windows 7. But MSSE site writes that it supports only windows 7 (x86, x64 bit) only.