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Microsoft takes on Symantec, McAfee in security

Reuters writes: "Software giant Microsoft Corp is launching a free PC security service next week in what could be the biggest challenge to date for anti-virus companies with billions of dollars in annual revenue.

Industry analysts who previewed the service, Microsoft Security Essentials, said its features and quality are on par with anti-virus products from Symantec Corp, McAfee Inc and Trend Micro Inc that cost about $40 per year."

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Scudd3381d ago

Make if Free, Small, Light, Efficient and you will have a winner Microsoft. Norton is a pile of crap, its too fat any system and moves about as fast as an asthmatic ant with some heavy shopping. McAffe used to be good back in the old DOS days when they could use as much memory as they had available, now its just annoying when it does.