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Microsofts Security Essentials MORRO

Steve
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Microsofts Security Essentials MORRO

Just downloaded Morro on my new and shiny windows seven,any one else using it?And if you are is it good? Smiley
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Re: Microsofts Security Essentials MORRO

Been using it for a while. Hadn't realised it had been called "morro" before release though.
It's fine, light, free and includes good anti-spyware (aka Defender).
Steve
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Re: Microsofts Security Essentials MORRO

Good Good well i will give it a bash and see how it goes,was using avira but it mucks up speedtests and have to keep turning it off when i mwant to do a speed test,morro though does not affect speed tests so thats a positive for a start too as it became just to annoying for me Smiley
Edit.. i suppose the new U.A.C. i think its called is a good way to go aswell,bit like linux asking for a password before changing certain things so thats a bit more security too i think,till it gets cracked Grin
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Re: Microsofts Security Essentials MORRO

Found that it basically makes my wife's XP laptop unusable.
Also the minute you decide to turn off any part of it because its killing performance (like the file access scanner) it just sits and complains all the time,
jackoab
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Re: Microsofts Security Essentials MORRO

Have been using from the beginning and not a problem, don't even know it's there until it finds something it doesn't like and then it gets rid of it and tells you about it, highly recommended.
VileReynard
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Re: Microsofts Security Essentials MORRO

Is this "MORRO" (as in "toMORROw") the same as the thing in Windows 7 which asks for an administrators password if you want  to install a program?
The family don't like it - but it's an absolute essential.
I'm surprised M$ only just got round to it.
Been in Linux for many years.  Grin

Steve
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Re: Microsofts Security Essentials MORRO

Morro was the codename for windows security essentials as its known now,any way im usung the security essentials on windows 7 and its rather good so far,and light,dont even notice its there Smiley
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/nov08/11-18NoCostSecurityPR.mspx
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