Microsoft Updates Beta Of Windows AntiSpyware
by Arie Slob
Hello Windows users,
Last week Microsoft updated the Beta of Windows AntiSpyware. According to Microsoft, since releasing Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) on January 6, 2005, they received feedback from customers and have made enhancements to the software based on this feedback.
Microsoft made enhancements to some of the real-time protection agents, added new threat categories, and improved stability and performance.
If you are using a previous version you can simply upgrade to the refreshed version. The version number of the refreshed version is 1.0.509. To check the version number, click About Microsoft AntiSpyware... on the Help menu of Windows AntiSpyware.
You can download the latest version of Windows AntiSpyware from the Microsoft download [ENG - 6.22 MB] Web site.
For more information & screenshots, read this article on the HelpWithWindows.com Web site.
Windows XP x64 Edition Release Candidate 2
Last week Microsoft made the Release Candidate 2 (RC2) version of Windows XP x64 Edition available for public download. Windows XP x64 Edition will only run on the following processors: AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support.
According to Microsoft, Windows XP x64 Edition should be finalized in March, to be widely available for its customers in April.
You can download Windows XP x64 Edition after filling out the order form on Microsoft's Web site.
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