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    Windows Defender, Microsoft's free anti-spyware program that's been in beta for more than a year, will shift into its second round of testing in the next two months, developers for the Redmond, Wash. company said recently in an online chat.

    Defender is the new brand name for what Microsoft still calls Windows AntiSpyware, the add-on that's been in Beta 1 since it debuted more than a year ago. Beta 1 only works in Windows XP.

    Windows Defender Beta 2, on the other hand, will be available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista, with additional editions for earlier Windows posted at some undisclosed future date. It will be included with both the client and server versions of Vista, Microsoft's next operating system, which is to unveil late in 2006.

    Among what's new in Beta 2, said the developers, is integration with Outlook, Microsoft's e-mail client, to scan incoming attachments (Beta 1 scans only files retrieved through the browser), a totally-redesigned interface, and automatic updates that include both spyware definition updates and upgrades to the scanning engine, allowing Microsoft to update the software without having to explicitly release a new version.

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    I have to say I was very sceptical at first, but the beta of MS Antispyware has worked really well for me, so I'll be jumping on the next version as soon as it's available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menelthor
    I have to say I was very sceptical at first, but the beta of MS Antispyware has worked really well for me, so I'll be jumping on the next version as soon as it's available.

    It is good , but mabye try Giant or Counterspy ,search the forums for them . They still own the rights , Counterspy till 2008 ?

    A few more tricks and goodies but the same thing , built on the same engine.

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    I tried both CS & msas. Of the two msas was better. CS took 2-4x more RAM & sometimes locked up my computer.

    I'm much happier now using Trend Micro Anti-Spyware. Not many people use or like TMAS. So what I'm a rebel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb
    I tried both CS & msas. Of the two msas was better. CS took 2-4x more RAM & sometimes locked up my computer.

    I'm much happier now using Trend Micro Anti-Spyware. Not many people use or like TMAS. So what I'm a rebel.

    You know with an attitude like that Zap , I'll just have to try it now ! Tmas I mean .

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