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Microsoft Security Essentials Receives AV-Test Certificate
Anti-virus research and data security organization AV-Test recently spent three months testing 19 security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. On Monday, August 16th they released the test results, and we’re excited that Microsoft Security Essentials has received another certification...
Wed, Aug 18 2010
Security and Internet Explorer
While the Internet is an amazing resource in terms of the information you can find and things you can do today, it’s important to also be smart about how you browse. A browser can be a great tool in helping you stay safe when you go online. Most online attacks fall into one of the three situations: 1...
Fri, Mar 11 2011
Microsoft Security Essentials available to Small Businesses on October 7
We announced back in September that Microsoft Security Essentials would be changing its licensing terms and would soon become available to small business on up to 10 PCs. We are happy to announce that beginning tomorrow, October 7, the change will go into effect and small business owners will be able...
Wed, Oct 6 2010
Dealing with Fake Tech Support & Phone Scams
On this blog, we’ve discussed the ways that scammers can attack your PC, through malicious software, rogue security alerts, phishing attacks and more. But the bad guys have now devised a new vector: the phone. I first learned about this when I heard my parents had received a call that they had...
Thu, Jun 16 2011
Windows 7 is now Common Criteria Certified!
Our friends over at the FutureFed blog reported that Windows 7 the has passed the Common Criteria (CC) certification process and achieved Evaluation Assurance Level 4 with augmentation (EAL4+). Common Criteria certification is an international standard recognized by 26 member nations including...
Wed, Apr 27 2011
Fake Microsoft Security Essentials software on the loose. Don’t be fooled by it!
Last week, we saw the re-emergence of another new trojan that is disguising itself as Microsoft’s no-cost antimalware program Microsoft Security Essentials . This imposter is known in the technical world of antimalware combat as “ Win32/FakePAV ”. FakePAV is a rogue that displays messages that imitate...
Mon, Oct 25 2010
Microsoft Security Essentials Celebrates First Birthday with 30 Million Customers!
It has been one year since Microsoft Security Essentials was made generally available to the public and to celebrate, we are pleased to share that there are now over 30 million customers in 74 different countries around the world enjoying the trusted security and quiet protection that Microsoft Security...
Wed, Sep 29 2010
Microsoft Security Essentials Earns August VB100 certification
By way of introduction, I’m Eric Foster and have recently joined my colleagues on The Windows Blog to write on ‘all things’ security. I thought it only fitting that my first blog be about one of my favorite personal product recommendations, Microsoft Security Essentials . Not sure how many of you know...
Thu, Aug 12 2010
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