Microsoft Security Essentials aka Morro final build number: 1.0.1611.0 has been released.

A couple of years back Microsoft decided to launch its own Anti Virus program called OneCare in 2006, it didn’t offer a lot of care and even people didn’t care about it since it was paid. Justin Long’s constant harping around Windows’ security (which has been pretty sturdy to say the least) didn’t help Microsoft’s cause either. Then, Microsoft announced Microsoft Security Essentials aka Morro, along with the word “free”. Norton pee-d in its pants and came up with this ridiculous advertisement (update: the advertisement has been pulled off and can’t be found ANYWHERE.) about free Anti Virus. Anyway, Norton can go whine in its sad little corner. Microsoft’s antivirus program called Microsoft Security Essentials is out of beta and is available for public download.

Being a beta user I love it. It doesn’t consume system resources like Norton and the best part is that it actually protects you by finding viruses! Something that I’ve never seen Norton doing.

So along with IE8’s security features, UAC, Windows Firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials all you need is a bit of common sense and you shouldn’t be scared of those pesky viruses. Download Microsoft Security Essentials:

Here are some screenshots from the Beta build:

Microsoft Morro Security Essential Free Antivirus

Microsoft Morro Security Essential Free Antivirus

Microsoft Morro Security Essential Free Antivirus

Microsoft Morro Security Essential Free Antivirus

Along with MSE, Microsoft also issued an update that protected PCs from autorun viruses last month. You can download these tools to protect your PC from the irritating Autorun viruses.