Windows Defender

Just downloaded the new Windows Defender – Microsoft’s AntiSpyware software which was released a couple of days ago. It does make you wonder why the definitions are 22 days old if the product was only released a couple of days ago though.
The interface is pretty spartan but clean – I think it is meant to be the Vista look but to me it looks more along the tellytubby path that XP started out with.
One thing I did like, but that wasn’t made clear in the download pages is that you don’t need to uninstall the previous AntiSpyware software first – Windows Defender will remove it for you.


  1. Ron

    And you get the updates via windows updates versus the running of another process. Now all I have to do is remember to check windows updates every once and a while.

  2. Mark

    I must admit, I was pondering for around 30 seconds or more, as to whether to uninstall the previous version, Beta 1! In the end I thought “Surely Microsoft would have thought of that”. I decided to proceed with the install in the hope of, and low and behold, Beta 1 disappeared from the system tray as Defender installed. I would have thought they’d let us know of this convenience too

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