Microsoft Shuts Off Access to Antivirus Beta

 
 
By Lawrence Walsh  |  Posted 2009-06-24 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Less than 24 hours after offering up a beta version of its new free Microsoft Security Essentials application, Microsoft has pulled the plug. Microsoft says it has enough users in the beta program.

If you weren't among the throng yesterday to download the beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus application, you are officially out of luck today. Microsoft has already discontinued access to the free antivirus app.

In a statement on MSE site, Microsoft states: "Thank you for your interest in joining the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta. We are not accepting additional participants at this time. Please check back at later a date for possible additional availability."

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Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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