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Windows® Defender (Beta 2) x86
Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps you stay productive by protecting your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
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This download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows. Please click the Continue button to begin Windows validation. As described in our privacy statement, Microsoft will not use the information collected during validation to identify or contact you.
Note to Windows Defender Beta 2 users:
This is an updated build of Windows Defender Beta 2, version 1.1.1347.0. If your copy of Windows Defender informed you that an update is available, you are running an older version. We encourage you to upgrade to this updated version. You can check your version of Windows Defender by clicking the down arrow next to the help icon and choosing ‘About Windows Defender’.
This release includes enhanced features that reflect ongoing input from customers, as well as Microsoft’s growing understanding of the spyware landscape.
To download the x64 version of Windows Defender Beta 2, click here.
Specific features of Windows Defender Beta 2 include:
For Users of Giant AntiSpyware
Current Giant AntiSpyware users with active subscriptions are advised to continue to use their existing software. Click here for more information.
If your subscription has expired, and you choose to download and install Windows Defender (Beta 2), you must first uninstall any previous versions of Giant AntiSpyware.
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For Additional Information:
Please see the Release Notes to learn more about known issues with Windows Defender (Beta 2).
This download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows. Click the Continue button in the Validation Required section above to begin the short validation process. Once validated, you will be returned to this page with specific instructions for obtaining the download.
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