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Windows AntiSpyware becomes 'Defender'

 2:06 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

article [news.com.com]
Windows Defender" and is getting a new look as well as capabilities to detect rootkits, keystroke loggers and other threats.
The updated application will be part of Vista, the successor to the Windows XP operating system that is expected to launch by the end of next year. Microsoft will also release Windows Defender for XP users. It will be released as an update to the current edition of Windows AntiSpyware

The Windows AntiSpyware application has performed quite well on my systems. It tends to rank quite highly in consumer level anti-spyware software comparisons. This new update could make this product a real market leader.


JAB Creations

 7:27 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I liked antispyware (save for the fact it ran multiple proccesses to do it's frigin job). Kinda lacking on updates I think too but then again it was a beta.


 10:50 pm on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Redmond doing antispyware ..whatever they want to call it.. "larf"..

BTW ..symantec/norton must be miffed ..there goes the end of all that cosiness ..

regmon is your friend ..repeat it ..


 12:20 am on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Leosghost is right about the Registry Monitor software though. I've got it on every machine I own and it catches way more than I thought it would. Now, with a parallel install of MS AntiSpyware and RegMon there are very few things that both products don't pop up warnings for. This wasn't the case about a year or so ago when RegMon caught a lot more. However, the quality of the MS product is impressive and getting better. It does a lot more that the other free spyware utilities do, that's for sure.

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