Microsoft spruces up its antispyware software
Microsoft is moving along rather smoothly with the development of its consumer antispyware software. Windows Defender was previously known as Microsoft AntiSpyware which itself was a rebranded version of software from GIANT Software -- a company which Microsoft acquired in December of 2004. Here are the features/enhancements new to Beta 2:
* Enhanced performance through a new scanning engine.
* Streamlined, simplified user interface and alerts.
* Improved control over programs on your computer using enhanced Software Explorer.
* Multiple language support with globalization and localization features.
* Protection technologies for all users, whether or not they have administrator rights on the computer.
* Support for assistive technology for individuals who have physical or cognitive difficulties, impairments, and disabilities.
* Support for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
* Automatic cleaning according to your settings during regularly scheduled scans.
You must be running a genuine copy of Windows in order to download the free software. There are versions available for Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64.
Windows Defender receives a redesigned user interface
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