Windows Vista malware protection features

Malware is any program or file that is intended to be harmful to your computer. Microsoft has become more dedicated in protecting computers against malware attacks as in evident in the release of Windows Vista.

Windows Vista includes several technologies, that when used together, enhance protection against various forms of malware. These technologies include: User Account Control, Windows Defender, Malicious Software Removal Tool, IE 7 security, Windows Firewall and the Security Center.

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