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spyware
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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Version of Windows Defender
Does the version of Windows Defender that is included in Windows Vista provide additional protection? Yes. Windows Defender in Windows Vista offers additional performance and security enhancements including the ability to scan only files that have changed, to run under a security-enhanced account, a...
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Windows Defender support Windows 2000
Why doesn’t Windows Defender support Windows 2000 anymore? Windows Defender is primarily a consumer antispyware solution. Windows 2000 was not a popular consumer operating system and mainstream support ended on June 30, 2005. Due to these reasons, we decided to focus more on Windows XP and Windows S...
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The system requirements for Windows Defender
What are the system requirements for Windows Defender? System requirements: • .Processor: Pentium 233 MHz or higher processor; Pentium III (recommended) .Operating system: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later. .Memory: 64 MB RAM (minimum); 128 MB RAM (re...
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Windows Defender cost
How much does Windows Defender cost? How much will the final release cost? Windows Defender, subsequent beta versions, and the final release version will each be available at no additional charge for currently licensed Windows customers. You will be required to verify that you are using genuine Wind...
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Windows Defender work
How does Windows Defender work? When you install Windows Defender, you can immediately scan for spyware and other unwanted software that might be installed on your computer. You can schedule scans and choose to have harmful items removed or quarantined automatically. If potentially harmful software ...
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