Microsoft on Track to Offer Anti-Virus Software

Well Symantec, Trend Micro, CA and other anti-virus vendors can’t be too happy. But the Washington Post is reporting that Microsoft Corp. is still on track to offer an anti-virus product that will compete against similar software offered by Symantec Corp. and Network Associates Inc. , the world’s largest software maker said late on Monday.
Mike Nash, chief of Microsoft’s security business unit, told reporters that Microsoft is developing software to protect personal computers running Windows against malicious software, the worms and viruses that in recent years have plagued users with data loss, shutdowns and disruptions in Web traffic.
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