Antivirus companies, Microsoft at odds over Security Essentials

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“By now we’re all used to seeing the words “Microsoft” and
“antitrust” in the same sentence. This time, the application
causing the controversy is Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), the
software giant’s free antivirus offering.

“The issue stems from a change Microsoft recently made in the
way that Security Essentials is offered to Windows users. On
November 1st, MSE was added to the optional download list for U.S.
users running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

“Trend Micro spoke out claiming that the action violated
antitrust regulations, a concern which was quickly echoed by other
antivirus manufacturers including Panda Security.”

Why fight? There is plenty of Windows malware to go around,
it’s at an all-time high. Well done! –ed.

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