Posted on Tuesday, February 14 2006 @ 20:49:21 CET by LSDsmurf
Specific features of Windows Defender Beta 2 include:
A redesigned and simplified user interface – Incorporating feedback from
our customers, the Windows Defender UI has been redesigned to make common
tasks easier to accomplish with a warning system that adapts alert levels
according to the severity of a threat so that it is less intrusive overall,
but still ensures the user does not miss the most urgent alerts.
Improved detection and removal – Based on a new engine, Windows Defender
is able to detect and remove more threats posed by spyware and other
potentially unwanted software. Real Time Protection has also been enhanced
to better monitor key points in the operating system for changes.
Protection for all users – Windows Defender can be run by all users on a
computer with or without administrative privileges. This ensures that all
users on a computer are protected by Windows Defender.
Support for 64-bit platforms, accessibility and localization - Windows
Defender Beta 2 also adds support for accessibility and 64-bit platforms.
Microsoft also plans to release German and Japanese localized versions of
Windows Defender Beta 2 soon after the availability of the English versions.
Use WindowsDefenderX64.msi for 64-bit platforms.
Improvements in Windows Defender (Beta 2)
Enhanced performance through a new scanning engine.
Streamlined, simplified user interface and alerts.
Improved control over programs on your computer with enhanced Software
Multiple language support with globalization and localization features.
Protection features for all users, whether or not they have administrator
rights on the computer.
Support for assistive technology for individuals who have physical or
cognitive difficulties, impairments, and disabilities.
Support for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Automatic cleaning according to your settings during regularly scheduled
Windows Defender (Beta 2) may prompt you to remove some peer-to-peer (P2P)
file-sharing programs. If you choose to remove such a program, Windows
Defender (Beta 2) deletes the entire contents of the Program Files directory
that relates to the P2P program. Because some P2P programs store downloaded
files in a default directory under Program Files, this might remove all
files downloaded through the file-sharing program. For example, KaZaA stores
.exe and .dll files at C:Program FilesKazaa. Downloaded files are stored
at C:Program FilesKazaaMy Shared Folder. If you use Windows Defender
(Beta 2) to remove KaZaA, all files and folders under C:Program FilesKazaa
are removed. If you have installed any P2P file-sharing programs, we
recommend that you make a backup copy of your downloaded files before
running Windows Defender (Beta 2).
You do not need to remove other antispyware or antivirus programs to run
Windows Defender (Beta 2). Other programs or Windows Defender (Beta 2) may
prompt you to allow or block an action, but there are no other known
incompatibilities with other antispyware or antivirus programs.
Windows Defender (Beta 2) will uninstall Windows AntiSpyware.
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Free Version: beta 2 Size: 6.4MB Works on: Windows