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Sunday, January 16, 2005
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New Microsoft Security Tools

Microsoft has introduced new tools for better securing PCs.
  1. Microsoft AntiSpyware - A spyware detection/removal tool just like Ad-Aware and Spybot. I can definitely say that no one spyware removal tool is good enough. I have been using Ad-Aware and spybot. I will also start using Microsoft tool from now on. It is good and it did detect a couple of spyware that were not detected by Ad-Aware. It also features online updates just like the rest.

    The tool is still in beta, but very stable. I have been using it for about 3-4 days and I haven't had any issues with it. You can download it directly from Microsoft AntiSpyware

  2. Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool - Another small tool from Microsoft that can be used to detect and remove Malicious Software like Blaster, Sasser, Mydoom and a few more. I think Microsoft has planned to release a version of the tool every month. Check it out at Malicious Software Removal Tool. The PC can be scanned either by downloading the tool (very small in size) or through an online scan.

6 Comments:

  • People you might wanna chk this b4 you put the spyware on ;) http://www.theregister.com/2005/01/18/ms_anti_spyware/

    By Blogger ShivA, at 1/18/2005 6:00 AM  

  • I have updated the download link to a direct download link from Microsoft's site. Now you don't have to go though the windows validation s**t. I downloaded the s/w directly from the link and it directly installed the software.

    By Blogger Sankar, at 1/18/2005 9:10 AM  

  • Hello Sankar, I’m out surfing the web for the latest
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    thanks for your informative site, I’ll leave you with
    my favorite quote from Isaac Asimov: "I do not fear
    computers. I fear the lack of them.” Isaac Asimov

    By Blogger gr, at 11/10/2005 2:33 AM  

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    By Blogger gr, at 11/10/2005 2:42 AM  

  • Hey there Sankar, I was looking for an educational
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    know why I found your excellent blog-site when I was
    looking for spybot related information and I’m
    glad I did even though its not an exact find. Great
    Informative Post, thanks for the read and educational
    experience. Well let me contribute to your blog-site
    by leaving you with my all time favorite quote from
    Clifford Stoll: " Treat your password like your
    toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a
    new one every six months. Clifford Stoll

    By Blogger gr, at 11/10/2005 8:31 AM  

  • Hello Sankar, I’m just searching the web for the
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    site. Although New Microsoft Security Tools wasn’t actually what I was
    looking for it DID get my attention and interest. I
    see now why I found your great website when I was
    searching for spybot related information and I’m
    thankful I found your blogsite even though its not an
    exact match. Excellent Post, thanks for the read
    (It’s a keeper), One last thing, here’s a great quote
    from Doug Larson - "Home computers are being called
    upon to perform many new functions, including the
    consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog." -
    Doug Larson

    By Blogger gr, at 11/10/2005 8:33 AM  

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