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Looks like MS has released a free non-subscription antivirus!
Has anyone tried it?

Another joke from Microsoft. I would stay away from it.

Microsoft notes that Microsoft Security Essentials is an anti-malware program and should not be used while any other anti-virus program is still running on the PC.
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What's wrong with that quote? From my understanding, malware now includes viruses. So yes, like any other product in this category, I would not recommend running more than one at any given time due to negative impacts on the system.

Not being negative, just inquisitive.

I run Avira AntiVir Personal and bought Malwarebytes for full time protection. Malwarebytes says it can run with any antivirus program.

@sri: According to the microsoft site,
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. -
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From my understanding, this product replaces OneCare, which was a subscription-based antivirus product.
According to ChannelWeb, it's a contender in the free antivirus market:
MSE will, however, go head-to-head with other free downloads, provided by AVG and other antivirus vendors, which have relied upon free software to promote brand awareness and ultimately entice users to invest in paid security software-;jsessionid=IKPETVCB4N4QNQE1GHOSKHWATMY32JVN
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I very much like the idea, as soon as I have some time, I'll be removing avira in my mother's computer and replacing it by security essentials ;)


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