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2010-12-15 05:00:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Leading Security Vendor is First to Deliver Fully-Functional Free Security Suite The security experts at Agnitum, developers of the Outpost Pro security product line, are pleased to announce the availability of Outpost Security Suite Free 7.0, the first comprehensive security suite to protect Windows users from the full range of cyberthreats at no charge. "We believe users have a right to feel secure when they go...

2009-09-29 12:00:00

Microsoft released its free computer security package on Tuesday, BBC News reported. Windows users can now download the software from Microsoft's Security Essentials website, where the free software provides basic protection against viruses, trojans, rootkits, and spyware. The Essentials software is Microsoft's second try at making an own-brand security package. Before the release, a beta version of Microsoft's Security Essentials (MSE) software, codenamed Morro, had been available to users...

2009-06-19 05:45:00

Microsoft Corp is giving billion-dollar anti-virus companies a run for their money with the release of their competitive new PC security service, available for free demonstration next week, Reuters reported. Industry analysts who got a sneak peak into the service, said the elements and quality of the new Microsoft service is equivalent to that of $40 annual anti-virus products from Symantec Corp, McAfee Inc and Trend Micro Inc. "This is good news for consumers. It's bad news for competitors,"...

2009-06-11 05:50:00

Free anti-virus products by makers like Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc are facing new competition as Microsoft Corp is set to introduce a similar new product, Reuters reported.  A spokesman for the world's largest software maker said it is running a preliminary version of the product with its own employees first.  However, he added, Microsoft would make a trial version, or product beta, available on its website, but did not offer an exact date.  The New York Stock exchange...

2009-02-25 13:45:57

The number of fake anti-virus web sites is on the rise, security experts warned on Wednesday. Hackers are using "scareware" to convince people that their computers are infected with a Trojan virus so that they will purchase fake anti-virus products. Last year several sites selling fake products were shut down in the US, but the number of sites continues to grow. Matthew Woolley, chairman of the Independent Trade Association of Computer Specialists, told BBC News he has seen more than 300...

2008-11-19 11:29:58

Microsoft announced it will offer free anti-virus and security solution software starting from the second half of next year. It will stop selling its all-in-one security and PC management service, OneCare, at the end of June 2009. With the code-name Morro, the new software will be a program suited to small and less powerful computers. It will be a free download and will support Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. The anti-virus market is already flooded with big-name players...

2008-09-30 12:00:23

US-based Qwest Communications has announced that its Qwest High-Speed Internet service is now available in Whitehall, Montana. According to the company, Qwest High-Speed Internet will offer connection speeds up to 7Mbps. It features Windows Live Services, which keeps customers protected, informed and connected; Windows Live OneCare, which offers firewall, anti-virus, file backup, parental controls and more all in one place; and free resources for families to learn about safer use of the...

2008-07-03 00:35:00

In mid-July, Microsoft will start selling its Office software on a subscription basis. The goal is to reach frugal PC users who would normally pass on productivity programs. Many believe the new pricing model is being used to acclimate consumers, and set the stage for Microsoft to offer programs as "services" over the Internet.   The software package, which includes Mircosoft's Live OneCare security program, will be sold at almost 700 Circuit City stores for the annual price...

2008-07-02 09:00:16

REDMOND, Wash., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today unveiled Microsoft Equipt, an all-in-one security and productivity software subscription service for consumers. In one easy installation, the service delivers award-winning anti-malware protection technology and features to simplify PC management and help improve performance, the productivity tools people use to organize their lives, and online services that help make it easy to keep in touch with friends and family....

2006-09-11 16:00:00

NEW YORK - Free insurance coverage for identity theft and computer damage is among the premium security offerings AOL is making available to its dwindling base of paying subscribers. The move, which AOL said it would announce to its members Tuesday, follows last month's decision to give away AOL.com e-mail accounts, software and other features once reserved for paying subscribers and remove key reasons for millions of customers to keep paid accounts. The insurance, offered through American...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'