Still more questions than answers about Microsoft MorroMicrosoft’s announcement this week of plans for a new, free antimalware service — and the end of life of its Windows Live OneCare product — has spawned a bunch of new questions among customers, partners and industry watchers
Over the past couple of days, I had a chance to ask Microsoft a few more questions about the disappearance of OneCare and sudden appearance of Morro (a codename and service that no one I’ve spoken with has heard a peep about until this week).Q: Was anyone threatening MS with a lawsuit (antitrust or otherwise) over OneCare? Is that why Microsoft is dropping the product?
The decision to discontinue sales of OneCare and distribute a free antimalware product, code named “Morro,” was made for sound business reasons and was not driven by any legal concerns–litigation or otherwise.Q: Will Morro work with Windows Defender? Will it replace Defender? Will Defender still be “part” of Windows 7?
This announcement does not impact Defender. Windows Defender detects and removes known spyware only. Windows Defender does not protect against the full breadth of malicious software, and specifically does not prevent viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software from infecting your machine. The new no-cost solution will be a comprehensive antimalware solution. Continued @ All About Microsoft