So what’s it going to be today?
Windows Defender (Beta 2)
Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it’s detected, and a new streamlined interface that minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.
I’ve been using Windows Defender for a few weeks now and I’ve been impressed with its performance, in particular I like it’s weekly reminders to scan my machine and confirm that everything is in working order.
Windows Media Player 11
WMA 11 includes some significant changes to the user interface to deliver a more simpler and visual way to navigate your music and videos. It is loaded with lots of new fun features that breathe new life into your collection of music and create a more personal entertainment experience. It’s easier than ever to access all of your video, pictures, and recorded TV on your computer. Play it, view it, organize it, sync it to a portable device for viewing on the go, or share with devices around your home—all from one place.
Internet Explorer 7
IE7 has redesigned its interface to give you more of what you need and less of what you don’t. The new look maximises the area of the screen that displays the webpage while reducing intrusive toolbars.
You can now open multiple websites in one IE window with tabbed browsing. This feature has really changed the way that I use IE.
IE 7 automatically shrinks text for improved printing , so all webpage content fits on your final printed page. Print options also include adjustable margins, customisable page layouts, removable headers and footers, and changeable print space.
Subscribe to RSS feeds through IE 7, and get instant access to personalised sports, news, and shopping feeds that keep you up to date on the latest information online.
Search the Internet directly from the browser frame using your favourite search provider with the toolbar search box.
The robust new IE 7 architecture and improved security features help protect you against malicious software, and help to keep your personal data safe from fraudulent websites and online phishing scams.