Morro: Microsoft's free anti-virus / anti-malware


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11/21/2008



Morro: Microsoft's free anti-virus / anti-malware

Kevin R. Smith
Co-Editor


Our friends in Redmond, Washington, are at it again. :-)

Microsoft just announced their own free anti-malware / anti-virus software. cnet has full coverage of Microsoft's Morro anti-virus software and the general consensus amongst security industry companies seems to be a universal shrug.

Here's what reps from some of the leading companies had to say in interviews for the article:

Company   Quote
McAfee "With more malware attacks than ever before, we believe our advanced technology... will provide consumers the confidence to choose McAfee as their trusted adviser and expert in security."
Symantec "...it's simply not in Microsoft's DNA to provide high-quality, frequently updated security protection."
Kaspersky "[Microsoft has] continued to hold a very low market share in the consumer market, and we don't expect the exit of OneCare to change the playing field drastically."

Hmmm... doesn't sound like any are quaking at the thought of having Microsoft as a competitor in the antivirus software marketplace anytime soon.

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