We’re very excited to announce that Microsoft has teamed up with Facebook to offer Windows users free malware protection with Microsoft Security Essentials. Since May 1st, Facebook users have had the choice of downloading and installing Microsoft Security Essentials as their security solution.

While there are numerous threats on the Internet, and while there are many things you can do to help prevent your computer from becoming infected, a cornerstone of protection is a strong anti-malware solution which offers real-time protection. Facebook is aware of this situation, which is why we think it’s great that they’re educating their users about available security solutions.

Microsoft Security Essentials, which is one of the solutions being offered, is free to download and use for all computers running genuine versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. More information about the Facebook initiative is here.

Don’t forget that the MMPC also has a Facebook page, where you can find out more about how we keep our users protected.

Keep safe online.

Jeff Williams

Principal Program Manager