Free Virus Checker

It seems to me that since Microsoft came up with the basis of all software then they 
themselves should be in the software protection business. I guess they  stayed 
away so that Norton and others could make money.

The other day I downloaded a virus and my system is running at full tilt even though 
I am sitting idle. I ran all my free programs and nothing was found. A full scan of my 
drive and nothing turned up. Microsoft offers a free program Defender and it was 
not able to find anything.

Searching on the Microsoft download page I find a new version. I am still using 
XP Professional and have not moved up to Windows 7 much less Vista.

To any respect I downloaded the new virus checker and it found a virus. My machine 
will now no doubt run faster. Yes.

The main page so that you can read what they offer for free is here at this LINK

Here is the link to the main page and here you can search for the version you need 
for your Microsoft O/S version. LINK
Either links get you to same place one is the introduction page and the other is the
download page. Hope this fixes any problems you have while we all are trying to 
save money.

Thank you