Free antivirus software from Microsoft: now available worldwide

Last fall Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Security Essentials—fast and free anti-malware software that offers real-time protection from viruses, spyware, worms, and more. Last month, Microsoft made the software available in 17 additional markets, bringing the total number of available markets to 56.

The additional countries include: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Microsoft also made Microsoft Security Essentials available in two additional languages— Russian and Romanian—increasing the total number of supported languages from 9 to 11.

Microsoft Security Essentials offers quiet protection that doesn’t interfere with your daily computing tasks.

For more information and to download the software, visit the Microsoft Security Essentials Web site.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »