Microsoft Security Essentials is arguably the best free computer security tool. I looked at the free antivirus application in October and found it ticked all the important boxes.
It works well, it imposes hardly any overhead and the price is right. Yet as Simon Sharwood says at SearchSecurity, the lack of interest in Security Essential has Microsoft scratching its head.
Moreover, Sharwood asked security specialist Symantec what effect the Microsoft package had on its sales. “None at all” was the reply.
It seems Microsoft has a great security package, but the company can’t give it away.