Microsoft Morro: Free Anti-Virus Software Coming Soon

By Posted 2009 Updated   Security

Strong news is coming in that Microsoft is ready to launch its free anti-virus software called Morro for personal computers. This is a huge competition in making for security software leaders like Symantec Norton Antivirus and McAfee Anitvirus software.

Reuters got a tip by a Microsoft guy about Microsoft Morro

A Microsoft spokesman said on Wednesday that the world’s biggest software maker is testing an early version of the product with its own employees. Microsoft would “soon” make a trial version, or product beta, available via its website, he added, but declined to provide a specific date.

If Microsoft starts bundling their antivirus software with Windows, much like Windows Defender, it would definitely hit sales of expensive security suites loaded with encryption, firewalls, password protection, parental controls and data backup. Since it will be well integrated, it will protect Windows better in conjunction with Windows Firewall and Defender, without slowing the computer. Why pay when you can get it for free!

The Microsoft brand will also challenge popular free antivirus software available online like free AVG or Avast. Microsoft is lately getting all its cards right – Bing, Windows 7, Zune HD, Project Natal… maybe Morro is next.


5 comments on “Microsoft Morro: Free Anti-Virus Software Coming Soon

  1. money says:

    Microsoft will NOT bundle “Morro” with Windows. “Morro will be a separate download. They announced this back in November 2008.

  2. pantolon says:

    hi

  3. Syahid A. says:

    That adds another one to the already crowded AV market. Wondering how good it will be then.

  4. jad says:

    This is going to be another useless scanner from Microsoft. it will allow you to detect most of the infection on the the computer but can’t even removed the infection using the scanner itself. this is just another Safety scanner and Live one care. it will just eat space on your computer.

  5. Mark says:

    I’ve been running Morro for almost a month now, and have to say it’s been pretty good. Found a few flaws, but its a beta test version. Otherwise, it seems pretty smooth and efficient, not a resource hog like Windows O/S’s either…

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