Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software product that
provides protection against different types of malware such as computer
viruses, spyware, rootkits and Trojan horses. It runs on Windows XP,
Windows Vista and Windows 7, but not on Windows 8, which has a built-in
AV component. The license agreement allows home users and small
businesses to install and use the product free of charge. It replaces
Windows Live OneCare, a discontinued commercial subscription-based AV
service, and the free Windows Defender, which until Windows 8 only
protected users from adware and spyware. Built upon the same virus
definitions and scanning engine as other Microsoft antivirus products,
MSE provides real-time protection, constantly monitoring activities on
the computer and scanning new files as they are downloaded or created
and disabling detected threats. The product received generally positive
reviews praising its user interface, low resource usage and freeware
license. It passed secured AV-TEST.org
demonstrated its ability to eliminate all widely encountered malware.
According to a March 2012 report by anti-malware specialist OPSWAT, MSE
was the most popular AV product in North America and the second most
popular in the world.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Security_Essentials>
Today's selected anniversaries:
William "Boss" Tweed (pictured), a New York City politician who
had been arrested for embezzlement, was handed to US authorities after
having escaped from prison to Spain.
Edwin Hubble's discovery that Andromeda, previously believed to
be a nebula, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only
one of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in a
The Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean were transferred from
British to Australian control.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 was hijacked, then crashed into
the Indian Ocean near Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125 of
the 175 people on board.
In response to artillery exercises held near the border between
the two nations, North Korea bombarded Yeonpyeong Island, killing four
South Korean soldiers and injuring 19 others.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
an indication of surprise, excitement, or amazement.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
He who thinks we are to pitch our tent here, and have attained the
utmost prospect of reformation that the mortal glass wherein we
contemplate can show us, till we come to beatific vision, that man by
this very opinion declares that he is yet far short of truth. in