Saturday, January 2, 2010

Free Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware from Microsoft

If you are a home user or home office user you will be happy to know that Microsoft has just released it's own free Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware. The best news is that it's a very good product.

You can find it on the net here:

I have been using AVG Free from my home user clients but there are a couple of problems with that at the time of this writing:

  • AVG Free is only licensed for home users NOT home office business users
    • Microsoft Security Essentials is licensed for both Home AND Home Office Business users
  • I found that AVG Free was not catching viruses that Microsoft Security Essentials was
If you are running a small of medium sized business I recommend using Symantec's Endpoint Protection suite of products, specifically Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition:
Its an excellent product and the price is very reasonable. Most importantly, if you have a server that connects to the Internet you should be using Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition to stop hackers from gaining access to it.

For more information on security products contact us at:
IT Inc Computer Services Inc

4072 San Clemente Avenue
Peachland BC V0H 1X6 Canada
Phone: +1 778-479-1111
Fax: +1 250-767-3298

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