I’ve downloaded the beta of Microsoft’s anti-spyware and had a play with it. My initial reaction is favourable. It’s small, light and appears to work although the 3 ‘threats’ it found were only applicable to Internet Explorer. This made me sit up and take notice though, I’m a fairly scrupulous person when it comes to checking what I’m about to install on PC yet these malware products made it on to my hard drive. Being IE problems though they would never have affected me thanks to the wonder that is Firefox.
For the moment I will keep Spy Bot Search And Destroy, and it will probably remain my initial defence against these sort of nasties. I wonder what Microsoft will end up calling this program? After all, Microsot Windows AntiSpyware isn’t the sexiest of titles.