Microsoft Launches Completed Version Of Windows Defender

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:00 pm

Microsoft on Monday shifted Windows Defender from beta to final, and added limited free phone support to the no-cost anti-spyware software.

Defender — which launched as Windows AntiSpyware almost two years ago after Microsoft acquired New York-based GIANT Company Software in 2004 — had been most recently pegged as Beta 2. According to Microsoft, changes in the final include additional scanning performance improvements, support for the 64-bit edition of Windows XP, and automated spyware cleaning during scheduled scans.

Microsoft also announced free phone support for Defender, but limited the support to two calls per user.

Source: InformationWeek


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