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Microsoft’s free antivirus software, Morro, will soon be in beta testing — a free cure for one of the Windows world’s greatest sicknesses. And you know it’s gotta be good, because who better to close those doors than the company that opened them in the first […]

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Microsoft’s free antivirus software, Morro, will soon be in beta testing — a free cure for one of the Windows world’s greatest sicknesses. And you know it’s gotta be good, because who better to close those doors than the company that opened them in the first place?

We should all practice safe computing, so as a Mac user, I’m not going to mention the stark virus differences between the opposing platforms. Rather, today I suggest we lift our voice in song to celebrate the occasion with our Windows-loving friends.

Come on, you know the song, so feel free to join in…

Malware on my PC
To Morro.
Bet your bottom dollar
That with Morro,
There’ll be none.

Virus on the network
To Morro.
Clean away the spyware
In code borrowed
From someone.

When my PC’s exposed,
And hosed,
Infected.
I just reach for the cure,
I’m sure,
And say…

Oh!

The fix’ll come soon
To Morro.
Other AV vendors,
Filled with sorrow,
Cry all day!

To Morro! To Morro!
Blow kisses to Morro!
It’s just
A release
Away!

(Apologies to everyone involved in the production of Annie.)

  1. Why don’t they just make their operating system MORE SECURE?? It’s the system its built on. I DO NOT believe its the fact that Windows is more popular. I think its the system. Unix is a lot more secure.

    Also, MS makes stuff that they know isn’t secure. For instance, ActiveX. A huge security exploit for Windows. It’s gotten better, but still bad.

    They need to work on the system, not add “free” programs for protection. Someone will always get around the programs.

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  2. Ignorance… Windows Vista and now Windows 7 are proven to be much more secure than OS X. Do some research on the critical patches released for the OS’s, from any independant 3rd party. Then again, that would involve you taking your head out of the sand and continuing with a 10 year old perception.

    Morro is to help secure Windows operating systems worldwide since many people simply don’t keep up with patching or buying AV software, and MSFT is probably sick and tired of taking the heat for lazy users.

    By the way, didn’t I just see a 400 MB security update last month from Apple? Do your research!!!

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  3. @Cory: There’s always gotta be someone to ruin the lighthearted fun. Glad you’re our guy.

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  4. I think MS carries a burden of compatibility with previous versions which makes it difficult to make a new OS product that works well. It would be interesting to see if they ever break free and start with a fresh OS and just let people use VM Ware to run the legacy Windows stuff if needed. Sort of the equivalent of Classic mode when OS X came out. I wonder if they could make something secure and reliable?

    hmmm……..

    But then again, these are the same people that came out with the Zune.

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  5. It’s piece of idiotic Mac Fanboi posts like these that make me want to stop reading TAB altogether… Seriously, TAB writers – there are plenty of good things to write about Mac stuff without this sort of trash.

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  6. @John Kim: Smile. Seriously. Try it. And if you’re feeling ridiculously daring, you might even try laughing. I know, crazy.

    I seriously think we’re going to have to start adding a “Don’t be that guy” graphic to the end of posts that are written with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

    LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE!

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  7. Cory B
    Ignorance is bliss. You should know.

    I have used Mac and Windows OS’s in a graphics business for over 12 years.
    There are no independent third part security research firms. They work hand in hand with the security software firms that want mac users to buy security software. Fear of trojans is for non-computer literate losers. That is all that I ever see on the Mac side for years now.

    I have not seen a “virus” or “worm” on one of my Macs or any coworker, friend, business vendor, etc Mac since OS 8 office macro virus problems from infected windows users sending me documents to print in the early 90’s. Occasional Trojans – can’t help those people who download “players” / “helper apps” from unknown sites.

    Check your Windows Tuesday updates for the last few years. Real in the open virus or worm problems being patched (maybe) monthly sometimes weekly.

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  8. The Morro? Is that short for a purposely misspelled word. “Moron”?

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  9. Can you Bing! for Morro? Or in the past tense, can you bung for it?

    Just asking…

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  10. But then again, these are the same people that came out with

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