Microsoft is now offering a new and free anti spyware tool to help protect PCs from spyware and other potentially unwanted software that secretly monitors the activities of Internet users and can cause sluggish computer performance or popup ads.
Another free piece of software Microsoft will start offering soon is a new security program, that will protect PCs from viruses and worms. Updated versions of this program will be offered automatically and free each month from the Microsoft website.
The weird thing though is that Microsoft says that the virus-removal program will not prevent computer infections and was never intended to replace the need for traditional antivirus software.
So if I’m getting it right, this software doesn’t prevent viruses from wrecking havoc on your computers, it just helps you remove them after the damage is done.
Microsoft will also be launching a full anti virus software later on, that should compete against flagship products from McAfee, Symantec and others.
That one should be able to try and prevent viruses, I guess.
Anyway, if you’re interested, pass by the Microsoft Website and download these new free tools.