The long awaited “Microsoft Security Essentials” is released 🙂 and as the beta looked promising and the company I work for has been using “Forefront Client Security” (the corporate version) for a year now, I was looking forward to trying this out…
I fired up my browser and went to “http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/“, however as I live in Denmark I was met by this message;
Not available in your country or region You appear to be in a country or region where Microsoft Security Essentials is not available. Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Security Essentials.
Shown in 9 languages (of cause not in Danish), well bummer… However as I have access to a US proxy I just changed the proxy settings and things brightened up 🙂 So I am now the happy ‘owner’ of “Microsoft Security Essentials”, the thing about this is it’s free 😀
Should you want to check this product out, just direct your browser to; http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
And should you get the same annoying message stating that it is ‘Not available in your country’, then you might want to take a look at; www.torproject.org TorProject is mostly an anonymity solution that allows you to browse without being tracked by IP etc, however they also offer the possibility to select which breakout/proxy you wish to use, and here you can select a US breakout and you can fool the MS server into letting you download all the same – you may also need to modify your IE settings to show a US regional code etc. but it should all be possible..
Want more details and maybe a review?
Visit here; http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/mse.asp
You may be able to download MSE from here even if you are not in the US 🙂