Symantec, ESET, Avast, and AVG all have something to say about the release of Microsoft Security Essentials, Redmond's free antimalware solution. Two are fine with it, and two are not; can you guess which ones?
Four antivirus makers have weighed in on the release of Microsoft Security Essentials, and their opinions are all over the place. We asked various security companies for their opinion on MSE, which launched yesterday, and Symantec, ESET, Avast, and AVG responded with their thoughts.
Microsoft claims it is targeting consumers who currently don't have any protection on their Windows PC, but of course MSE will end up on many computers that already have third-party security software installed. Since MSE is free, the software security market is going to get a serious shake-up, and here's what Microsoft's new competitors think about what's about to happen.