Ever heard of "Morro"? Neither had I until today. It appears the boys and girls at Microsoft have been planning a nice surprise for consumers. Focused on "core anti-malware protection", Morro is a streamlined solution expected in the second half of 2009 that will offer comprehensive protection from malware, including viruses, spyware, root kits and trojans.
Built on Microsoft's "award-winning malware protection engine", Morro will definitely create a storm with it's price tag, and hopefully will deliver. In light of this announcement, Microsoft have also announced that subscriptions to it's Windows Live OneCare subscription will be discontinued to new users effective June 30th 2009.
It's nice to see a company such as Microsoft standing up to the virus makers finally in a solution that should be well supported and backed. They definitely seem to be doing a good job of going head on against spammers, so lets hope this gets the same results.
"Morro" will be available as a stand-alone download, and will be compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.