Windows Defender which was introduced in the CTP Beta 2 release of Windows Vista is a program that adds an antispyware solution to the operating system. It helps control security threats, popups, and spyware from intruding into your system. It is Microsoft Antispyware taken to the next level in Windows Vista. It also includes a real-time protection feature that constantly monitors your system and provides recommendations when applicable.

The interface is sleek, clean, and easy to work with. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Please take a look at my gallery and let me know what you think.

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In my opinion, Window Defender Beta 2 is the right move for Microsoft to make as it is important to have an antispyware solution built into the operating system. This is just another example of Microsoft really taking security seriously in Windows Vista.