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I'm Confused. Windows Defender & Microsoft Antispyware

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#1 My name is Joe

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:39 PM

Sorry if this is or has been discussed and/or asked a lot. I'm confused because I see now that there is a program titled "Windows Defender"...

Is this the same thing as Microsoft Anti-spyware ? Should I have one over the other? I got Microsoft Antispyware right now but I need all the protection I can get with sharing a computer with others who don't seem to care what they do online! :thumbsup:

Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:19 PM

You are probably not as confused as is MS, which renamed its anti-spyware application to Defender and somewhat expanded its features in the second Beta release for public testing:

Keep in mind that this application is still a Beta release, which means it may contain bugs and not perform as expected. Do not rely on it in place of whatever applications you are currently using.
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