Microsoft warns over rogue Security Essentials

Microsoft has warned Windows users to be on their guard against a piece of
rogue antivirus software passing itself off as Microsoft Security Essentials.

Security essentials 2010 is a piece of software Microsoft said installs a
fake virus scanner on your machine and]monitors and blocks processes it doesn't

The software will also block access to websites of antivirus and malware
companies and flag up a warning message.