Microsoft finally realised that Live One Care was a fiasco and decided to throw another free security application on the table, Microsoft Security Essentials. Basically what you get is, and let’s quote Microsoft on this “…you get high-quality protection against viruses and spyware, including Trojans, worms and other malicious software. And best of all, there are no costs or annoying subscriptions to keep track of.”
Still in its early Beta stage, Microsoft Security Essentials will be limited to 75,000 downloads and will not be available for all countries. The final version is expected somewhere in the 4 quarter, but some are skeptic regarding a stable release date. Security Essentials comes in both 32 and 64 bit flavors, the current Beta build supporting only 3 languages at this point: English, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese.