dealsmicrosoft security essentials: free virus…

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It probably disappeared because it isn't really a deal. Microsoft Security Essentials is always free.

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That doesn't seem right. There are plenty of listing for stuff that is normally inexpensive/free but folks just don't know about it.

I bet that the majority of Windows users do not know about this free anti-virus offering from Microsoft.

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Woot! keeps rewriting the URL. The URL should be:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/products/mse.aspx

Good stuff ,cheap...

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like durkzilla pointed out, this is always free and probably shouldn't be posted here. i mean, if this can get posted why not flood deals.woot with all the other free and open source windows software out there?

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This was already on deals.woot once today. Got taken down.

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@sorensok: I search before I posted, and I just did again. I don't see a previous listing...

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@smorloc: And the reason why you didn't find a previous listing is precisely what @sorensok said... It got taken down. This is one of those ongoing freebies. It got nixed by staff, and isn't up anymore, either to be viewed, or found through a search.

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@xyzkill3r: Sounds like very selective censorship to me.

One of the most popular listings today is for a William Hung Autograph Photo. This is the standard price for the photo. It is not on sale. There is no special Woot pricing. Should it be taken down as well? I don't think so.

It seems like over policing to me...

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@smorloc: Probably. Sounds like a good reason to tattle the deal.

I would think that the reason "always free" items aren't allowed as "deals" is because consider what it opens up - every piece of freeware on the internet, for instance. Free sports news at www.espn.com. Free deal search at deals.woot.com!

edit- additionally, it's a duplicate. http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/2b2c8006-490a-4344-9104-02c7c98d1b0f/microsoft-security-essentials#4

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Great product. Whenever I need to download it, I just google it for the link.