Microsoft Anti-Spyware is now Microsoft Defender

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Microsoft has decided to give its under beta testing software Microsoft Anti-Spyware a total makeover. And they are now renaming it Microsoft Defender. The application has been developed to remove spyware applications from the computer, which have plagued the windows based operating systems for long. The application is now being upgraded to detect rootkits, keystroke loggers, and other threats in addition to spywares.

More: https://techwhack.co/archives/2005/1...osoft-defender/
 

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what do you mean by rootkits? Things similar to Sony rootkit or specifically Sony rootkit?
 

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security companies are i believe still contemplating whether to consider sony's rool kit a security hazard. they should now do it coz hackers have already using their technology... microsoft defender would be detecting the rool kits for what they are... not specifically sony.
 


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Hmm....I think Sony's rootkit is malicious enough to be labeled as malware!
 

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but considering they are not a malware company. they would have a chance to fix their misdeeds.
 

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Oh this has gone too far already! I can't imagine they had guts to do it! :(
 


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they are idiots. with so many smart people around it was stupid to install hidden software in people's PC.
 

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hehe. they made fools of themselves by doing this. I remember, netscape made a fool out of themselves when they had released version 7 (or was it 8?) of their browser. They had touted it as the most secure browser and the very next day they had to release a patch for some security issue ;). I remember the embarassment that netscape faced!!
 

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firefox claims to be the safest browser around. secunia still reports flaws in it. opera has no flaws unfixed on secunia.
 

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there were flaws but they are patched up pretty quick..... Opera will have flaws detected as it gets more popular ;)