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Microsoft products that can help protect your computer from malware

Microsoft products that can help protect your computer from malware

Product Name

Malicious Software

Spyware and Potentially Unwanted Software

Scan and Remove

Real-Time Protection

Scan and Remove

Real-Time Protection

Windows Defender* (for Windows 8)

Microsoft Security Essentials (for Windows 7 and Windows Vista)

Microsoft Safety Scanner

  

*Windows 8 includes a version of Windows Defender that replaces Microsoft Security Essentials.

If you use your computer for work, contact your system administrator to find out whether antivirus software has already been installed.