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Windows Defender, formerly known as Microsoft AntiSpyware, is a software product from Microsoft to prevent, remove and quarantine spyware in Microsoft Windows. It is included and enabled by default in Windows Vista and Windows 7, and is available as a free download for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Windows Defender features system scan capabilities similar to other free products on the market, and includes a number of real-time security agents that monitor several common areas of Windows for changes which may be caused by spyware. It also includes the ability to easily remove ActiveX applications that are installed. Also integrated is support for Microsoft’s SpyNet network that allows users to report to Microsoft what they consider to be spyware, and what applications and device drivers they allow to be installed on their system.
On October 24, 2006, Microsoft released the final version. It supports Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista; however, unlike the betas, it does not run on Windows 2000 by default. According to the FAQ, support for Windows 2000 was dropped because at the time of release of the final version, Windows 2000 had reached the end of its mainstream support period and was considered not to be “a popular consumer operating system”. Nevertheless, Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products, and an official resolution for Windows 2000 users is available at Microsoft Help and Support.