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Microsoft Releases Windows Defender Beta 2


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Microsoft Releases Windows Defender Beta 2

Posted February 14, 2006 at 11:06 AM The long awaited beta 2 of Windows Defender, formerly Windows AntiSpyware has now been released.

 

Use At Own Risk

 

The new versions sports a new user interface similar to what is found in Windows Vista. The UI has been redesigned to make normal tasks easy, a better warning system and to be less intrusive.

 

Real time protection and monitoring has been enhanced to monitor more points of weakness in the Windows operating system.

 

The latest version now supports x64 operating systems and will run on users machines with or without administrator rights, something that was always an issue with Beta 1.

 

Microsoft's Windows Defender is one of if not the best solution against spyware and adware on Windows machines to date.

 

Download: Download Windows Defender Beta 2

View: Windows Defender Information

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Microsoft Releases Windows Defender Beta 2

Posted February 14, 2006 at 11:06 AM The long awaited beta 2 of Windows Defender, formerly Windows AntiSpyware has now been released.

 

Use At Own Risk

 

The new versions sports a new user interface similar to what is found in Windows Vista. The UI has been redesigned to make normal tasks easy, a better warning system and to be less intrusive.

 

Real time protection and monitoring has been enhanced to monitor more points of weakness in the Windows operating system.

 

The latest version now supports x64 operating systems and will run on users machines with or without administrator rights, something that was always an issue with Beta 1.

 

Microsoft's Windows Defender is one of if not the best solution against spyware and adware on Windows machines to date.

 

Download: Download Windows Defender Beta 2

View: Windows Defender Information

My 2 cents based on Vista testing.....it's a pain in the arse!

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I've been using it for the past couple of days, previously had Antispyware beta 1, which it replaces.

 

Compared to MS Antispyware beta 1, it looks nicer, but is heavily dumbed down, with far fewer tools, fewer agents, less fine control over what is being monitored, no systray icon, and therefore needing more clicks to shut down, disable/enable agents. manual check for updates also requires more clicks (I don't like autoupdate and disable that whenever possible).

 

Essentially the philosophy behind it seems to be 'We know best how to manage your PC, no need for you to worry your silly little head with too many options that might allow you to make your own decisions or take control of your PC; but see how nice it looks.'

 

If you have an app that is 'not yet classified', you get an alert each time you use it (though that option can be turned off, but then it would not alert for any 'not yet classified' software). You can allow it, but no way for it to remember your decision.

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I've been using it for the past couple of days, previously had Antispyware beta 1, which it replaces.

 

Compared to MS Antispyware beta 1, it looks nicer, but is heavily dumbed down, with far fewer tools, fewer agents, less fine control over what is being monitored, no systray icon, and therefore needing more clicks to shut down, disable/enable agents. manual check for updates also requires more clicks (I don't like autoupdate and disable that whenever possible).

 

Essentially the philosophy behind it seems to be 'We know best how to manage your PC, no need for you to worry your silly little head with too many options that might allow you to make your own decisions or take control of your PC; but see how nice it looks.'

 

If you have an app that is 'not yet classified', you get an alert each time you use it (though that option can be turned off, but then it would not alert for any 'not yet classified' software). You can allow it, but no way for it to remember your decision.

Yes, I noticed that with WinXP.

 

I don't think much of the WinAmp interface (downloaded as a substitute for WinPlayer 10), but unlike WinPlayer 10, I can figure out how to make it work (on the WinXP SP2).

 

Lynn

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WHAT DID I SAY???

 

 

Problems Installing Windows Defender?

 

February 17, 2006, 10:54 AM

Microsoft has offered up a fix for users who are encountering "Error 1609" when trying to install Windows Defender Beta 2, attributing the problem to the lack of a local group named "Users." This group often has a different name in international versions of Windows, the company says.

 

A knowledge base article has been added to Microsoft's Support site to instruct users on how to correct the issue so that Windows Defender installs properly. A new version of the software that does not require a workaround will be released shortly for those who wish to wait, Microsoft said.

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