Microsoft Security Essentials, the new no-cost, anti-malware service that helps protect consumers against viruses, spyware and other malicious software, will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 29. It requires no registration, trials or renewals and will be available for download directly from Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials.
Making Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) broadly available as a free consumer download for genuine Windows-based PCs is part of the company's ongoing commitment to provide a more trustworthy computing experience for all customers. The company hopes to encourage broader adoption of anti-virus protection across the consumer audience, which in turn will help increase security across the entire Windows ecosystem. For business customers, Microsoft continues to offer Forefront Client Security.
MSE will have a positive impact on Forefront products, because it allows Microsoft to capture additional threat intelligence from customers using MSE and apply it to our security research, signature development and protection capabilities in Forefront solutions.