Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Malicious Software Removal Tool

I was really impressed by the antispyware tool released by Microsoft last week. Not only did it perform better than Spybot and Adaware, it also had a much more advanced and feature-rich user interface. Now, to complement the antispyware tool, Microsoft has released a Malware Removal Tool. You might call it an antivirus program, but it's currently limited to detecting a small number of specific viruses (though it does get updated on a monthly basis through Windows Update) so you'll still need your current antivirus application.