Enhanced Windows® 7 Defender: A small step towards greater security
Windows Defender is part of a fundamental security related improvement offered by Microsoft in its brand new operating system, Windows 7, scheduled to be launched on October 22.
The feature, which is available in all editions of the operating system, helps home users protect their computers to a great extent by timely detecting and removing spyware and unwanted software, before they can cause any harm to the system. It guards your computer against pop-up issues, sluggish performance issues, and security threats.
Important features of Windows Defender include:
• Scanning options which enable users to organize timely scans of their systems on a regular basis. Users can also decide on the alert levels and actions that they want to perform when potential spyware is detected during a scan.
• A system that monitors and recommends actions against spyware whenever the spyware is detected.
• Users can view threat details and choose actions on per-threat basis.
Moreover, Windows 7 Defender includes several performance enhancements over its earlier editions like:
• In order to avoid scanning system files, the system file cache is used for the scan.
• Unique threat identification is assigned for each unknown file and kept in the cache. This helps avoid performance-intensive scanning for unknown threats.
• Although maximum cache size is maintained, the threats that no longer exist are removed from the cache
• The scan schedule is based on idle time notification from the Task Scheduler so that it does not get much complicated for the user.
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