Microsoft's Free Security Essentials Antivirus Goes FinalS

The free Security Essentials app from Microsoft just escaped beta, meaning they fixed all the showstopper bugs that would cause users to be irreparably pissed.

Lifehacker says there aren't a lot of new features since their first look at the software, but it is a free antivirus app, albeit one that might not be great enough to get you to switch from your current app. After all, AVG is still free for individuals, but for small businesses that need to install one on every machine, this might free up a good deal more budget for a fancy Xmas party. [Microsoft via Lifehacker]