by David Hakala

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say. Many people fail to take the time to secure their computers against malware, only to lose many days struggling to eradicate viruses, Trojans, pop-up ad servers, and other vicious things from their computers. The irreplaceable data they lose hurts even more. The best cure for infection is to avoid getting it in the first place. But don’t go overboard with automated protection, and don’t rely on it alone.
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Pros and Cons of Microsoft Windows Defender

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Microsoft Windows Defender is an OK anti-spyware program included with Windows XP and Vista. But there are better programs available, and in any case PC users would still need to supplement Defender with some kind of anti-virus protection.

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