Beware Fake MS-Security Esssentials 2010

Windows users should be on their guard against a piece of fake 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 valid protective processes.  The software will also block access to websites of antivirus and malware companies and pop up a fake warning message.  You can see the list of blocked sites here.