Microsoft’s Free Anti-Virus App Morro Revealed

By on June 17, 2009
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There has been talk on the interweb about Microsoft’s upcoming free Anti Virus solution for Windows. Neowin is reporting that the application is codenamed Morro and they have a few screenshots for it as well. The software product, codenamed “Morro” after a beach in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is already being tested by Microsoft employees and [...]

There has been talk on the interweb about Microsoft’s upcoming free Anti Virus solution for Windows. Neowin is reporting that the application is codenamed Morro and they have a few screenshots for it as well.

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The software product, codenamed “Morro” after a beach in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is already being tested by Microsoft employees and a trial version will be made available “soon”. Microsoft has stated that Morro would be available by the end of 2009 at the latest.

“Morro” is likely to be targeted to compete with the low end of anti-virus products from other providers, and it will not have much of an impact on sales of full-blown security suites. According to Janice Chaffin, president of Symantec’s Consumer Division, “Microsoft’s free product is basically a stripped down version of the OneCare product Microsoft pulled from the shelves. A full Internet security suite is what consumers require today to stay fully protected.”


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