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  • Blog Post: Free tool automatically checks and builds up your computer’s defenses

    Want to know an easy way to make sure you have the most up-to-date security settings and software for your Windows operating system? Microsoft offers a free downloadable tool that scans your computer and makes recommended changes based on your current settings. Run the Microsoft Malware Prevention...
  • Blog Post: Free PC safety scan

    Think your computer might have a virus ? The Microsoft Security scanner is a free download that will scan your computer and help you remove viruses, spyware , and other malicious software. Download Microsoft Safety Scanner The scanner is not a replacement for antivirus software . It contains the...
  • Blog Post: Computer security tales of woe: What’s yours?

    I recently received two email messages from people who had been the victims of cybercrime. These people weren’t just readers of our blog—they work on our team. That means that they spend almost every day thinking about viruses , online fraud , security updates , and other issues of computer...
  • Blog Post: Got a virus? Get free help fast

    If you think you have a computer virus or other security help needs, you can get free help at the new Virus and Security Solution Center . You can: Find out if you have a virus with the Windows Live Safety Scanner . Get rid of viruses with the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal tool . ...
  • Blog Post: Speed up your PC

    It's true that a slow computer could be a sign of a virus or other malicious software, but it could be something else. If your computer is acting funny, take these three steps to help diagnose the problem: 1. Scan your computer for viruses with Windows Live Safety Scanner . 2. Remove viruses...
  • Blog Post: What is Win32/FakeRean?

    Our friends on the Microsoft support team tell us that they’ve heard a lot of complaints lately about Win32/FakeRean , a rogue antivirus program that claims to scan your computer for viruses and spyware and displays fake warnings. Win32/FakeRean isn’t new. According to the Microsoft Malware...
  • Blog Post: Free security tools from Microsoft

    You don’t need a personal IT staff or even a geeky family member to help keep your home computer safe from viruses , hackers, and other threats. Microsoft offers the following free security tools and scans: · Microsoft Security Essentials Downloadable software that helps protect against viruses...
  • Blog Post: Ballmer on cloud computing

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently outlined the company’s cloud computing strategy in a speech at the University of Washington in Seattle. The CEO described how from Windows Azure to Windows Live , Microsoft is embracing cloud technology. In fact, Ballmer said approximately 70 percent of people...
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