Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Windows Defender

The free anti-spyware program from Microsoft is now called Windows Defender. Yesterday I installed it on a work computer that had been used previously by a number of different employees. I found over a dozen remote access, trojan, and spyware programs.

I also used the free Yahoo Toolbar anti-spy program and caught a couple more. I see it has been upgraded to support Mozilla Firefox 1.5.

For good measure, I also ran Windows Update. It prompted me to install a security update.

See a list of more free tools on the CroftSoft Links webpage.

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