Microsoft’s Security Essentials


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Microsoft released an updated and completely re-tooled version of their computer security product. It is now called Microsoft Security Essentials. I have not had a chance to try it out yet (wasn’t accepted into the beta testing this summer), but through my reading it is getting much better scores than their awful Live OneCare products they sold for a couple of years.

Overall, it supposedly runs much faster than OneCare and protects much better as well. Users can use the tool for free. The old version cost up to $70 per year. If yo do decide to try the new Microsoft SecurityEssentials security  product, you do need to uninstall any current security software first.

As I learn more about it and see it in action, I will let you know right here at If you decide to use or have feedback on it, please leave a comment below and share your information.

Lastly, here’s a good article that summarizes the new Microsoft product really well.

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