Defender! Anti-Spyware Beta 2 is ready for you!
Windows Defender (Beta 2) detects and removes known spyware from your computer, which helps make your Internet browsing safer.
The software uses automatic definition updates provided by Microsoft analysts to help detect and remove new threats as the threats are identified.
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.
Helps detect and remove spyware
Spyware detection. Quickly and easily finds spyware and other unwanted programs that can slow down your computer, display annoying pop-up ads, change Internet settings, or use your private information without your consent.
Straightforward operation and thorough removal technology. Eliminates detected spyware easily at your direction. If you inadvertently remove programs that you actually want, it's easy to get them back.
Scheduled scanning and removal. Runs these processes when it's convenient for you, whether it's on-demand or on a schedule that you set.
Improves Internet browsing safety
Helps stop spyware before it infiltrates your computer. Offers a continuous safeguard designed to target all the ways that spyware can infiltrate your computer.
Works without distracting you. Runs in the background and automatically handles spyware based on preferences that you set. You can use your computer with minimal interruption.
Helps stop the latest threats
Expertise you can rely on. A dedicated team of Microsoft researchers continuously searches the Internet to discover new spyware and develop methods to counteract it.
Stops new threats quickly. A voluntary, worldwide network of Windows Defender (Beta 2) users helps Microsoft determine which suspicious programs to classify as spyware. Participants help discover new threats quickly and notify Microsoft analysts, so that everyone is better protected. Anyone who uses Windows Defender (Beta 2) can join this network and help report potential spyware to Microsoft.
Automatically stays up to date. To help protect your computer from the latest threats, you can choose to have updates that counteract new spyware automatically downloaded to your computer.
Get it now! http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/about/overview.mspx
I know that the QA process is a never ending trudge, but for this Beta 2, do they still classify competitors AV products as dangerous trojans? ;-)
YOU are a dangerous Trojan!