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Microsoft to launch free antivirus software

'Morro' software beta debut imminent

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Microsoft is close to launching a free antivirus software product, codenamed ‘Morro.’

The software company announced on Wednesday that it is testing an early version of Morro internally and that a trial beta version will be available online ‘soon’.

Microsoft is reported as saying that ‘Morro will offer basic features for fighting a wide variety of viruses, spyware, rootkits and trojans’.

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