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The virus protection on my laptop computer is due to elapse on October 16 and I was preparing to download an update which would have cost me about $80. Also while I am away in Mexico the virus protector on the desktop would expire and I was planning to download a free one like AVG to be available when I first went on the internet when I come back. AVG is good especially for a free program but does not handle malware as well as it could. I had AVG on my last desktop and when I took it into be repaired it had a few nasties on it although they hadn’t hindered me in any way.
Anyway Microsoft came tearing to the rescue today with Microsoft Security Essentials , just released, which will provide real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free (as long as you have not a pirated copy of Windows) download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology.
So I downloaded onto the laptop and away we go. I just saved myself about $160. Thanks Microsoft, don’t like your browser but you have lots of experience with viruses don’t you.