Microsoft Windows Antispyware, now known as Windows Defender, is a fantastic free program that helps to defend your computer against spyware of all types.
How do you detect, block and remove spyware without paying for it? In the past, the consensus was to install Adware AND Spy Bot’s removal software. Each program by itself seemed to miss some spyware, but both programs working together made for a good product.
Microsoft AntiSpyware has combined the power of both programs and more to create one program that does it all, codenamed Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware. Because it’s a Microsoft product, regular signature updates are provided, which the Windows AntiSpyware auto updater can automatically download and install, helping to protect you from the latest threats.
Antispyware – The Commitment
Microsoft states: “As an industry leader, Microsoft is focused on relieving customers of the problems caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software, and is committed to effectively answering this challenge.”
The problem has always been a central repository for known spyware and until now, access to this information has been limited. Microsoft Windows Antispyware employs data from SpyNet.
SpyNet is a voluntary worldwide community of Windows AntiSpyware users that contribute to and help determine which suspicious programs are classified as spyware. Any user can choose to join SpyNet and report potential spyware to Microsoft!
Users who participate in the global SpyNet network make it easier to identify new threats faster than ever! Windows Antispyware’s sheer size and popularity will dramatically decrease the life of spyware from weeks or days to hours or minutes.
Windows Antispyware – The Future.
Microsoft Windows Antispyware is a bold move by Microsoft, but one that should have a positive effect on the internet community, at least Windows users that it.
What about non-windows systems? Will the hacker community now focus on non-windows systems or will they step up efforts to bypass Microsoft Windows Antispyware? One thing is for sure, Microsoft users benefit.
The more attempts to get around this new antispyware, the more Microsoft will patch and the tighter the security will become.
Microsoft Antispyware Free – Download
Want to put Windows Antispyware to the test? Simply download it from here, then revisit our site and perform the basic port scan – you can never be too sure!
– Thanks to the kind person who left the correction comment!