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The REAL News From Microsoft

Once again, the mainstream media has things all wrong. From reading the news, one would get the impression that the Big News out of Seattle is two items:
* Microsoft has opened a store
* Windows 7 is now officially released

While those two items are interesting, I admit, they aren’t the really important ones. The mainstream media always misses the really important things it seems to me.

The really important news from Microsoft is:
Microsoft has released a Top-Tier anti-malware program and made it available to everyone – FREE. Lifetime.Win7RC.jpg

It is called Security Essentials, and it is a free alternative to One Care.

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

Yes. It will run just dandy on your brand new Windows 7.

This release from Microsoft has Industry experts saying that the “antivirus game has changed.” And nobody’s laughing.
For once, the winners are us — the average folk.

When your anti-malware license expires, I can recommend that you consider this alternative.

Microsoft, you get a big tip of my Geek hat!

Today’s free download: Microsoft Security Essentials
Proven antivirus protection for free.

[a brief aside: I understand that a few of you have been downloading Win7. I welcome folks (who have) to leave a comment describing their first impressions.]

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  1. I’ve been using MSE for months. It’s a great antivirus!


    Comment by Kai | October 23, 2009 | Reply

    • Kai,
      Yes, I have been running it since the beta, and am quite impressed too. Thanks for the support.


      Comment by techpaul | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. I turned off MSE. I still prefer Avira. Sorry!


    Comment by g | October 23, 2009 | Reply

    • g,
      Howdy G!

      I’m a big Avira fan myself.


      Comment by techpaul | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. TechPaul,

    Been following this one; but have not installed (tried) it. I’ve tried just about all of them and currently settled with Avira. I may have to try this!



    Comment by Ramblinrick | October 24, 2009 | Reply

    • Rick,
      As I mentioned to G, I am quite happy with Avira as well (and appreciate it 64-bit ability) and have it on a few of my machines.
      I also use and recommend:
      * Avast!
      * AVG (8.5 and newer)
      * PC Tools Antivirus (Personal Edition)
      * ESET NOD32
      * Kaspersky
      * Norton

      I am not as concerned by which antivirus a person uses as I am that people have an up-to-date (no “expired”) antivirus installed.


      Comment by techpaul | October 24, 2009 | Reply

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    I wish that more and more number of web site owners would deliberate upon the fact that there is an ever growing number of users browsing webpages on the mobile.


    Comment by matt | November 4, 2009 | Reply

    • matt,
      I will pass that sentiment along to WordPress. I also will say that this is emerging technology — you wouldn’t expect a toddler to win a 40-yard dash, would you? He’s still learning to walk!

      Mobile users may have better results viewing my site in its RSS form, which is available at


      Comment by techpaul | November 4, 2009 | Reply

  5. Nice blog. I added to my twitter. Your topic The REAL News From Microsoft very good. i post it to my forum.


    Comment by techwoo | January 9, 2010 | Reply

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