Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Software: Microsoft Windows Defender Released

Microsoft's free real-time anti-spyware scanner Windows Defender has officially been released from beta today. Personally I like this scanner, it has a very clean interface and its easy to use.

So far, I have not been infected by any virus or spyware, but I can't give all the credit to the scanner. I avoid downloading stuff from the Web that I shouldn't, that is the best way to prevent getting any type of malware.

Below is a list of some of the new features of the scanner:
  • Enhanced performance in the new scanning engine.
  • A simplified user interface and alerts.
  • Globalization and localization features, with multiple language support.
  • Support for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
  • Automatic cleaning according to your settings during regularly scheduled scans.
Plus as an added bonus Microsoft is giving away two free support incidents for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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