# Posted: 1 Mar 2010 11:09
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 like.
How to spot the difference? Read Microsoft's official blog on this.
ISA Intell Project Leader