1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 8, 2009 6:14 AM by Peter M

    Has Microsoft introduced a new anti virus?

      My friend told me Microsoft has introduced a new anti virus home edition that too for free....is it true?
        • 1. RE: Has Microsoft introduced a new anti virus?
          Peter M
          Google finds it easily enough: http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

          Remember it is anti-virus only, so you would need to activate Windows Firewall inbound as well as outbound and it can be a total mindbender getting it configured. Plus you should keep onboard some anti-spyware applications just in case.

          Minimum system requirements for Microsoft Security Essentials

          Operating System: Genuine Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3); Windows Vista (Gold, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2); Windows 7

          • For Windows XP, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 500 MHz or higher, and 256 MB RAM or higher.
          • For Windows Vista and Windows 7, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher.
          • VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.
          • 140 MB of available hard disk space.
          • An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
          • Internet Browser:
          • Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
          • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.

          [*] Microsoft Security Essentials also supports Windows XP Mode in Windows 7. For more information see the system requirements for Windows XP Mode in Windows 7