Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 19th Nov 2008 02:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft To address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets, smaller PC form factors and rapid increases in the incidence of malware, Microsoft Corp. plans to offer a new consumer security offering focused on core anti-malware protection.
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RE: You dont have to use it
by harcalion on Wed 19th Nov 2008 14:47 UTC in reply to "You dont have to use it"
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Yes, really fresh news... I think Windows Defender has been around for quite a few years. And the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is downloaded every month and checks for spyware/trojans. One only has to make sure that the copy of Windows is genuine.

On the other side, true, one also can use AVG and its "format c:" protection schemes, ;) .

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