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Removing Spyware
How do I remove spyware? One of the best ways to remove spyware is to use an automated antispyware product, such as Windows Defender, which scans and deletes spyware from your computer. For more ideas about how to remove spyware, see How to get rid of spyware. .
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How can I help prevent spyware
How can I help prevent spyware? You can help prevent spyware with a combination of technology and common sense. Software products, such as Windows Defender, can help protect your computer by watching for spyware trying to install itself or run on your computer. Windows Defender and other antispyware...
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Can I get spyware without knowing it
Can I get spyware without knowing it? Yes, some spyware can be installed from a Web site directly. However, if you keep Windows up to date and don't reduce your security settings, you can minimize the threat. Some spyware is installed through Web pop-up windows or free software that requires you to ...
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Where does spyware come from
Where does spyware come from? Spyware can be installed by Web sites, downloaded programs, or a program you might install from a CD-ROM or floppy disk. Spyware is most commonly installed through free software, such as file sharing programs, screen savers, or search toolbars.
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spyware on my computer
How can I tell if I have spyware on my computer? You might have some form of spyware on your computer if: • . You notice new toolbars, links, or favorites that you did not want or place in your Web browser. . Your default home page, mouse pointer, or search program changes. • . You type the address ...
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What is spyware? Spyware is software that can display advertisements (such as pop-up ads), collect information about you, or change settings on your computer, generally without appropriately obtaining your consent. For more information, see What is spyware. ?
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Remove Windows Defender
How do I remove Windows Defender? To remove Windows Defender from Windows 2000 or Windows XP: 1. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Defender. 2. Exit Windows Defender. (Click the arrow next to the help icon and point to Exit Windows Defender). 3. On the Start menu, clic...
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The voting network reports
How are the voting network reports used? The voting network reports are used to improve Microsoft software and services. The reports might also be used for statistical or other testing or analytical purposes, trending, and signature generation. Microsoft employees, contractors, and vendors who have ...
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The voting network collect
What information does the voting network collect? The voting network collects information in a report about the file in question, such as the file name, and the action that you chose to take (to block or allow). When Windows Defender sends the report to the voting network it also sends standard comp...
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Join the voting network?
How do I join the voting network? To join the voting network: 1. Open Windows Defender. (On the Start menu, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Defender.) 2. Click Tools, and then click Microsoft SpyNet. 3. Select the participation level and then click Save.
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the voting network work
How does the voting network work? Because not all software that is detected is spyware, when you see if other users have chosen to block, remove, or allow an item, you can help decide how to respond to a Windows Defender alert. Similarly, if you participate, your choices are reported to the communit...
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Windows Defender voting network
What is the Windows Defender voting network? Anyone who uses Windows Defender can join a worldwide network of users who help discover and report new threats. Microsoft analysts review these reports and develop new software definitions to guard against the new threats, so that everyone is better prot...
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Technical question about Windows Defender
What should I do if I have a technical question about Windows Defender? You can call product support services. Windows Defender comes with two free support incidents, which means you can call Microsoft Help and Support twice at no charge. For more information, see Microsoft Help and Support: Phone S...
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Which operating systems does Windows Defender support
Which operating systems does Windows Defender support? Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later.
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Real-Time Protection
What is Real-Time Protection and how does it help protect me? Real-Time Protection monitors critical checkpoints in Windows. These checkpoints are triggered when programs make changes to your Windows configuration. These changes can occur when you install software on your computer, or they can occur...
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Windows Defender detect cookies
Why doesn’t Windows Defender detect cookies? Does Microsoft plan to detect these in future versions of the software? Many cookies are used for legitimate purposes and Microsoft believes that the appropriate place to manage cookies through your Web browser.
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Windows Defender do when it finds spyware on my computer
What does Windows Defender do when it finds spyware on my computer? Windows Defender displays detailed information about every spyware program detected, which includes a description of the threat, where it is located on your computer, a risk rating, and a recommended action to take. This information...
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Windows Defender on CD-ROM
Can I order Windows Defender on CD-ROM? Windows Defender is only available from the Microsoft Download Center. It also comes with Windows Vista. .
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Windows Defender require
Does Windows Defender require customers to participate in the Windows Genuine Advantage program? Yes. You will be required to verify that you are using genuine Windows through a quick and easy online process called validation. Get more information about the Windows Genuine Advantage program.
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Register Windows Defender
Do I need to register Windows Defender? No. Windows Defender does not require registration.
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Check which version of Windows Defender
How do I check which version of Windows Defender I have? In Windows Defender, click the drop-down menu next to the Help icon, and then click About Windows Defender. The version number appears in the dialog box that opens. For more information, see How to see if I have the latest version of Windows D...
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Latest version of Windows Defender
How do I get the latest version of Windows Defender? If you installed Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) prior to the release of Windows Defender, you will receive a software notification when a new version is available. To download a copy, go to Microsoft Download Center..
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Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
What is Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)? Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) was the name of a previous version of Windows Defender.
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Security technology from Microsoft
Is Windows Defender the only security technology from Microsoft? No. There are many different security technologies available from Microsoft. To find out more about antispyware and antivirus technologies and their capabilities, see Windows Defender compared to other Microsoft antispyware and antivir...
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