MS will "soon" unveil free anti-virus software "Morro"

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by siljaline, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. If you decide to install MSE (after it's released), you will be prompted to
    uninstall your then-current AV app. You do NOT want more than one (1) AV
    app loading at boot and running in the background.

    <selected QPs from http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=3120 >
    MSE provides antivirus and anti-malware protection for Windows XP SP2,
    Windows
    Vista and Windows 7 (including Beta or Release Candidate) systems. It makes
    use of the same core engine as the Forefront Client product Microsoft offers
    to businesses, but it doesn't provide the management capabilities that the
    paid Forefront Client - or the former Windows Live OneCare subscription
    offering do.

    Microsoft is making MSE available for public beta testing starting some time
    on June 23...

    ....MSE isn't Microsoft-hosted, but it does include a Dynamic Signature
    updating service that Microsoft is touting as "cloud-based."

    ....MSE will uninstall Windows Defender if it is present on a user's PC, as
    MSE
    is a "superset" of Defender. Upon setup, MSE also will advise users to
    uninstall other third-party offerings, as running multiple
    antivirus/anti-malware offerings degrades PC performance.

    ....Microsoft is restricting the MSE download (both the beta and final) to
    PCs
    running Genuine Windows
    </selected QPs>

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 20, 2009
    #41
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  2. siljaline

    Eric Nay Guest

    | For the Enterprise the most importent factor is management and simplicity.
    Forefront is good for email filtering. We use it after MailMarshal has
    deleted most of the malicious stuff and the spam.

    From the Enterprise point of view, Defense-in-Depth is best. a good
    proxy/content filter such as the now-bought-by-McAfee Secure Computing
    Webwasher is a good way to filter most of those malicious scripts before
    they get to the desktop.
     
    Eric Nay, Jun 20, 2009
    #42
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  3. Somehow I seem to remember, that it is not recommended
    to rely on a MS product before its third edition :).

    Regards,
    H.
     
    Heinz Schmitz, Jun 20, 2009
    #43
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    someone Guest

    I have Windows XP3 Pro, SP3. You don't mention SP3. Will MSE provide
    antiviral and anti-malware protection for SP3 also? In addition, you
    mention "malware." Does that include spyware, such as Super-Antispyware,
    Ad-Aware, Spyware Guard, Spyware Blaster, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware,
    all of which I now have? And do I have too much now as is?

     
    someone, Jun 21, 2009
    #44
  5. As long as you have only 1 real time malware scanner you may install as many
    "on demand" scanning programs as you wish. I have 5 installed right now.

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


     
    Richard Urban, Jun 22, 2009
    #45
  6. Everything you've read about MSE in this thread is pure speculation at this
    point. MSE won't be available to beta testers until sometime on Tuesday, 23
    June.

    We assuming MSE will be supported in all currently-supported Windows
    versions (i.e., WinXP SP2 & higher).

    I didn't mention malware, Mary Jo did:
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=3120

    In short, you and everyone else will have to wait & see.

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 22, 2009
    #46
  7. The screenshots in the provided hyperlink indicate that MSE will request
    that the user remove other antivirus and antispyware programs.

    http://static.arstechnica.com/mse_warning.png

     
    FromTheRafters, Jun 22, 2009
    #47
  8. Repost:
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 22, 2009
    #48
  9. Now where is the Anti Trust? Does this come included with windows?
     
    James Matthews, Jun 22, 2009
    #49
  10. From: "James Matthews" <>

    | Now where is the Anti Trust? Does this come included with windows?

    Not -- YET.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jun 22, 2009
    #50
  11. Keep reading (something you're not doing before posting replies here, I've
    noticed).

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 23, 2009
    #51
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    Milo Guest

    Just put this on perspective.... Microsoft already have published "3
    previous security products ( defender/onecare/forefront ), who would better
    know how to protect the windows system than the creators of it as well right
    ( logical ).
     
    Milo, Jun 23, 2009
    #52
  13. Sometimes, using the same set of eyes only means using the same set of
    blind spots.

    I fully expect it to do well in the general malware (+spyware/adware)
    removal arena. All *better* AVs will fully invest themselves in that
    arena and appear to do no better than most others when tested (for
    detection and removal) against this new set of (installed) badware.
     
    FromTheRafters, Jun 23, 2009
    #53
  14. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ has gone live. Link to
    "online community" isn't functional yet.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 23, 2009
    #54
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    Gordon Guest

    What a very strange selection of countries - USA I can understand but CHINA?
    BRAZIL? ISRAEL?
     
    Gordon, Jun 23, 2009
    #55
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    siljaline Guest

    <http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/mse>
     
    siljaline, Jun 23, 2009
    #56
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    It is a Beta and it is asking to uninstall any and all presently installed Anti
    Virus and Security programs when installing it. Nor knowing how well it flags
    malware and or virus it is a bit of a gamble at this time. Anyway that is my opinion

    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/helpTechnical.aspx
    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

     
    Peter Foldes, Jun 23, 2009
    #57
  18. With things like this:

    Important:
    If your antivirus program is disabled or if you don't have one
    installed, you should follow these guidelines:

    a.. Don't download or open files from sources that you don't
    trust.


    b.. Don't visit websites that you don't trust.


    c.. Don't open e-mail attachments from contacts you don't trust.


    d.. Don't open e-mail attachments from contacts you don't trust.
    ...well...it doesn't boost my confidence level much.

    (even if that last "don't trust" were changed to a "do trust")



     
    FromTheRafters, Jun 23, 2009
    #58
  19. From: "Milo" <>

    | Just put this on perspective.... Microsoft already have published "3
    | previous security products ( defender/onecare/forefront ), who would better
    | know how to protect the windows system than the creators of it as well right
    | ( logical ).

    Logic is a pretty flower that smells bad.

    Microsoft -- The wolf should not be guarding the henhouse.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jun 23, 2009
    #59
  20. WYSIWYG

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 23, 2009
    #60
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