"MSN’s Hotmail service, which has almost 200 million users worldwide, has dumped McAfee as its antivirus partner in favor of rival Trend Micro.
According to Microsoft, e-mails and attachments sent or received by any of Hotmail’s 187 million Web mail customers will be scanned in real time by Trend Micro’s antivirus software beginning Monday.
Hotmail’s antivirus service was previously provided by McAfee and the reason for the change is unclear. However, Martin Hoffman, chief executive of Ninemsn, which operates Hotmail in Australia and is half owned by Microsoft, said in a statement that Hotmail will be able to provide a "safer online experience" using Trend Micro’s products because they provide "deeper antivirus protection." .. full report
[Via MS Exchange Blog ]