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  • Blog Post: One year free anti-malware and what we learned

    An year ago we launched Microsoft Security Essentials . I remember the day as I was looking at the Twitter stream to see the overall reactions and they were simply great! Further on, when I travelled, the main complaint I heard in some countries was: “Why do we not have it?” and it is a fair question...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Malware Protection Center on Facebook and Twitter

    I know, I have been fairly slow in blogging currently but I was fairly busy with a few cool projects (which I will disclose later) and – time flies if you are having fun Just a quick one: The MMPC on Facebook and Twitter The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) officially launched its Facebook...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Crime and Protecting Privacy–a Contradiction?

    I was reading an article today called Does Your ISP Care About Protecting Your Privacy? . An interesting question. The ISPs in the article are even thinking of VPNing all the traffic to avoid the necessity for keeping the logs (or probably better, NATing the whole network). So it seems that the ISPs...
  • Blog Post: Fighting a Botnet

    Microsoft Malware Protection Center published a document on Battling the Zbot Threat , a special edition of the Security Intelligence Report . It is a very good document, worth looking at. This is the intro (to make you curious for more): This document provides an overview of the Win32/Zbot family of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Essentials free for small businesses

    I know that this is “old news” but I wanted to make sure that everybody has seen that: We will make Microsoft Security Essentials available for small business for free. Small businesses are up to 10 PCs. This is great news as a lot of small businesses do not use Anti-Malware Software and do not need...
  • Blog Post: Lessons from Some of the Least Malware Infected Countries in the World

    Over the course of the last few years we have seen some countries having constantly low infection rates. So, our team in Trustworthy Computing started to ask the question why this is the case. The countries are Austria, Finland, Germany and Japan. I think it is worth y look at them: Part 1: Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Basic Malware Protection for Free?

    It is kind of strange, whenever I talk to governments and customers, everybody seems to agree that basic malware protection should be for free or even integrated into the OS. I am talking about malware, which is “installed” by the user as well… However, it seems that not everybody is happy… Security...