I know this isn’t really netbook news, much less Eee news, but Microsoft’s currently trialling a new anti-virus that’ll be given away for free. It will be released, um, “soon”.
Called Morro, the software will tackle viruses but lack the broader range of utilities, such as parental locks, found in paid-for security suites.
Morro will be Microsoft’s second venture in the highly competitive security market.
Microsoft’s first attempt revolved around the Windows Live OneCare service that did not succeed in turning many customers away from rivals such as Symantec and McAfee.
I still have nightmares about Windows Live OneCare (almost killed my girlfriend’s laptop) and I really advise people to consider a different free antivirus when setting up your netbook’s security.