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MS Morro Antivirus: Free, Basic, But Don't Hold Your Breath

Three years after its release of Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft is again trying its hands at the antivirus market. Code-named "Morro," after Brazil's Morro de Sao Paolo beach, Microsoft's antivirus software is a free, comprehensive antivirus ... alternative that offers basic features, similar to the low-end consumer products sold by Symantec and McAfee. Microsoft: Biting the Hand that Feeds Analysts, however, are warning Microsoft to think twice about launching the software. This is because anti-virus companies like Symantec and McAfee already protect Windows PCs from malware and ... (view more)

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Symantec Boss Blasts OneCare Pricing

We hope you're not too shocked by this one: someone recently referred to Microsoft as a 'monopoly'. Got back on your feet? Good. Because, jokes aside, respected security firm Symantec Corp. is lashing out at big 'ol Microsoft for its pricing of ... Windows Live OneCare, the Redmond-based company's first foray into the preventative software market. In terms outlined by the media, Symantec Chairman and CEO John Thompson called Microsoft's low-ball pricing "monopolistic." In exact terms, Thompson was quoted to have said, "I don't want to say it was monopolistic, but it looked that way to some of us ... (view more)

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