Microsoft Yesterday released a free antivirus for its LEGITIMATE customers. This is primarily for the users who dont even bother to acquire any antivirus product. .. . including the free ones. . . .
The user base that is unprotected must be huge for microsoft to take such a step akin to the launch of theier firewall a few years back. .. . .I personally switched from kaspersky immediately I heard of Microsoft security essentials release. It remains to be seen how companies like Avast!,Avira, AVG who offer basic protection for free while advanced protection is atained at a premium. they will have to give a good reason why a user would use their product over official Microsoft software. .. .. .I see it being packed into future releases of windows seven such that a user has no need to scoure through hundreds of reviews to determine which is the best antivirus. . . . .
Lets wait and see how it will play out. . . .