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If you heard a deafening swallowing sound sometime in the past day or
so, we can explain its origin. The corporate makers of security software
must have collectively gulped when Microsoft announced its plans to
offer a free consumer security product.
Microsoft Announces Free PC Security Product
"Morro," as the product's called at the moment (probably named after
Morro Castle), is supposed to take care of a lot of stuff. Viruses,
spyware, rootkits, and Trojans are all on its kill list. It should
require little in the way of bandwidth and computing resources, too,
giving Microsoft an "in" with the growing netbook audience.