I think a lot of my friends have been upgrading or purchasing new computers recently with Windows 7 loaded up on it and I have been getting a lot of ‘What should I use for Virus Protection?” questions. The answer that I have been giving them is a no brainer. Use Microsoft’s free Virus Software! Microsoft Security Essentials.
The software installs nice and cleanly and adds a small icon to the user’s notification tray to let them know it’s working. All Virus definitions and updates are pushed down from the original ‘cloud’ (i.e. Windows Update ;)) and install pretty seamlessly. Support for XP, Vista and Windows 7 make this recommendation a no brainer for family and friends.
If you currently do not have any Virus Protection on your system or you are *GASP* paying for it, You are going to want to check out Windows Security Essentials. I think you’ll be pleased with it.
As published on VMwareInfo.com