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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    adWare, BadWare... taken seriously
    "In an effort to stamp out what has become an epidemic of spyware, unwanted adware and other malicious software plaguing millions of computers and costing consumers billions of dollars each year, Internet research centers at Harvard Law School and Oxford University plan to introduce a program aimed at revealing the shady companies that produce them..." [rest of the "Harvard and Oxford take aim at adware makers" article]

    Finally, we're talking serious attention!!


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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    Looks like I've dubbed this thread which in turn dubbed this one.

    Some need to be deleted to keep it all in one place... Haiko?


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    Bill Gates throws down the gauntlet on the Adwhores and updates Windows XO and Win2000 security programs.

    Microsoft Corp. has posted a second beta version of Windows Defender, its free spyware-removal tool. The program is in a name-change transition: Windows Defender initially was called Windows AntiSpyware. The new version can be downloaded off its website. Microsoft said the new version has been redesigned with a simpler interface. Other features include a warning system that rates the severity of threats so the program is less intrusive for the user, Microsoft said.

    The program's scanning engine has also been tweaked to detect and remove more spyware, and the program receives automatic updates, the company said. The Real-Time Protection feature now better monitors "key points" in the OS for changes, Microsoft said. Windows Defender Beta 2 will continue to run regardless of whether the user has administrative privileges, a change that ensures it continues to monitor the computer.
    Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, and a new streamlined interface that minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.
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