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Microsoft fixes hole in its antivirus engine

Vulnerability is addressed in update for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, an update that'll be automatically applied to most systems.

By February 24, 2011


Microsoft releases free Security Essentials 2.0

With an updated engine and closer integration with Windows Firewall, the latest version of Microsoft's free anti-malware software is out of beta status.

By December 17, 2010


Making sense of Microsoft's subscription Office plan

Is Office 365 cheaper or more expensive than Google Apps? It turns out it all depends on which version you buy.

By October 19, 2010


Google Goggles vs. itself on iPhone, Android

Google's Goggles recently made its way to iPhone users, letting them snap a photo of something to start a Google search. But is it better than the Android version that came before it? We find out.

By October 13, 2010


How Live OneCare changed the antivirus landscape

Although it's not dominant, Microsoft has forced traditional antivirus vendors to make changes. With a free offering due next year, it may do so again.

By November 19, 2008


Microsoft cuts 800 more jobs

The latest workers to have their jobs eliminated are being notified Wednesday, in what Microsoft said completes personnel reductions announced earlier this year.

By November 4, 2009


Microsoft killing off Office Accounting product

The software maker says Friday that it's ending the latest in a series of efforts to rival Intuit in the business accounting software.

By October 30, 2009


Protect your PC with Windows Live OneCare 2.0, free after rebate

You can get Microsoft's robust Windows security suite free from Amazon (after a $30 mail-in rebate).

By May 6, 2008


Kaspersky CEO: You need an Internet 'passport'

Eugene Kaspersky, who runs Russian's No. 1 security software maker, describes how cybercrime should be quashed and why he supports the idea of an Internet "passport."

By October 16, 2009


Microsoft hints at another cheap Office option

Looking closely at a Thursday blog post, it appears that Microsoft is readying a lower-cost option for Office Home and Student productivity suite.

By October 9, 2009