Someone emailed me a few weeks back wanting my advice on a free antivirus program. I suggested Google’s free Spyware Doctor with antivirus. Well, I was listening to Leo Laporte The Tech Guy this weekend and he suggested Microsoft’s Security Essential’s antivirus and malware protection. I downloaded and installed it and it works perfectly and integrates into Windows Update as far as definitions are concerned. It really works well, is free, and it works real-time unlike Google’s Spyware Doctor which you have to pay to upgrade for real-time virus protection. Try it out and let me know what you think. I am of the mind that Microsoft should know more than any other virus protection service what viruses their operating systems are vulnerable to.