Tue, Nov 18 2008 16:38
Microsoft Announces Plans for No-Cost Consumer Security Offering
To address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to
the demands of emerging markets, smaller PC form factors and rapid
increases in the incidence of malware, Microsoft Corp. plans to offer a
new consumer security offering focused on core anti-malware protection.
“Morro,” this streamlined solution will be available in the second half
of 2009 and will provide comprehensive protection from malware
including viruses, spyware, rootkits and trojans. This new solution, to
be offered at no charge to consumers, will be architected for a smaller
footprint that will use fewer computing resources, making it ideal for
low-bandwidth scenarios or less powerful PCs. As part of Microsoft’s
move to focus on this simplified offering, the company also announced
today that it will discontinue retail sales of its Windows Live OneCare
subscription service effective June 30, 2009.
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