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Windows AntiSpyware now officially called "Windows Defender"

Windows Defender

Yes indeed… It has been announced that Windows AntiSpyware…

  • Is to be now and forevermore called Windows Defender
  • Will be included in Windows Vista
  • Will start showing up with updates via Microsoft Updates, and WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) in a new classification called “Definition Updates”.

This is VERY good news.  The AntiSpyware beta is being downloaded by 3 million new users per month… and has over 18 million active customers.  It’s recieved great reviews, also.  I’m using it as my only AntiSpyware at home, and that includes a family laptop that gets serious digital abuse by two teenage boys.