After launching the latest version of the Microsoft’s own search engine called Bing, it was reported that Microsoft is now testing with its own employees the early version of the free anti-virus software that will soon be released as trial version or beta product. The product is called with its codename as “Morro”.
Morro will directly compete with the anti-virus products of McAffee, Symantec, etc, but it will be a free to use product not like that of the McAffee or of the Symantect wherein you need to pay the yearly subscription.
But, do we need the Morro when in fact there are already lots of free antivirus available online?
According to the Microsoft, Morro will offer basic features in fighting against the wide range of viruses which is common to other paid antivirus products.
There are other free anti-virus products like that of the AVG, but there are limitations on it set by the company so that users of the free anti-virus will be forced to pay certain amount in exchange of getting more features on the anti-virus software.
With that, I can say that maybe you really need the Microsoft’s Morro Anti-Virus and that this anti-virus will be advantageous to you.
However, in my case, I think, I don’t need it anymore.
I am currently using the combination of DeepFreeze plus AVG Free Anti-Virus. With this combination, my computer is already safe to viruses, spywares, trojans, malicious bots, adwares, and any other malicious softwares.
The DeepFreeze software is responsible in freezing the harddrive so that those malicious softwares that successfully avoided the AVG (free) anti-virus will still be kicked off whenever the computer rebooted. While AVG free anti-virus software is responsible in detecting malicious softwares and then automatically quarantine them.
And if I want to visit harmful websites, I use another combination for the security of my computer. This time, this is the combination of the DeepFreeze, AVG Free Anti-Virus and Mozilla Firefox. With this setup, I am not worrying that my computer will be infected by adwares, spywares, or trojan that automatically install into the computer while visiting those harmful websites.