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Feb 28 2011   3:38AM GMT

Microsoft Security Essentials



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Tags:
anti-virus
free
home use
Microsoft Security Essentials
small business

Hi folks! So more often than not, I hear a lot of people ask about what they should do for anti-virus at home. They are concerned about it, but at the same time they don’t want to pay for it.

Well for you home users and small businesses out there, Microsoft has a solution for you. It’s called Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s Microsoft’s answer to anti-virus and it comes free of charge for home use. What’s really nice is Microsoft also allows you to use it in a small business on up to 10 computers.

What’s the down side? Well it’s not centrally managed and it’s feature set is quite limited compared to pay-for commercial products. However if you are going to make the choice between no protection, and some protection, you might as well try out Microsoft Security Essentials. I have used it in many environments and while not the best product out there, it’s not bad either!

-RP

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