Microsoft has recently released a product to combat against viruses, spyware, trojans, and spyware. Dubbed Microsoft Security Essentials, it is a free software that can be used for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
And who's not to like free software? While there have been other companies offering virus protection for free, the fact that Microsoft's name is behind this endeavour makes it all the more significant, especially the effect this can have for online security providers such as Norton and Microsoft.
While the main program itself is small (about 5MB), the accompanying antivirus and spyware definitions is easily 6 times greater than that.
Download your copy at Microsoft Connect (http://connect.microsoft.com/). You will need a Windows Live account.