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Windows Defender for XP Leaves Beta

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Microsoft has released another fine piece of software, Windows Defender for Windows XP. Some new features the final release has over the most recent beta:

  • New option to display Windows Defender system tray icon even when there are no pending actions needed.
  • Enhanced performance through a new scanning engine.
  • Streamlined, simplified user interface and alerts.
  • Improved control over programs on your computer with enhanced Software Explorer.
  • Multiple language support with globalization and localization features.
  • Protection features 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.

Defender Beta 2 expires December 21, so this free upgrade is not exactly optional.

Be aware that Windows Defender will attempt to delete the entire program and directories of some spyware-ridden file-sharing programs, like KaZaA.

Windows Defender is easilly the best anti-malware software I’ve ever run. It is effective, easy, light on the system; just an all-around pleasure to run. Microsoft issued statistics that say Defender found 22 million pieces of spyware applications in just a 2 1/2 month period earlier this year.

The top 25 most removed programs include Direct Revenue’s ABetterInternet.DrPMon, Total Velocity’s TV Media Display, Twain Tech’s browser add-on for Internet Explorer, WhenU’s SaveNow adware program, Zango SearchAssistant and the Kazaa and BearShare file-sharing applications.

Interestingly, only 60% of users opt to remove the malicious software when presenting it, showing Microsoft still needs to close the stupidity hole among many Windows users.

(via M-Dollar > Digg)

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