For those of you looking to further your assault on spyware, malware, popups and others, Microsoft has released Beta 2 of Windows Defender
. If you are already using older versions, it should notify you of a newer version being made available, and if not it is a free download. It offers no virus protection, of course, but has proven itself useful among other programs in the past. It actively runs in the background like some others, and is at least worth a try. According to Microsoft, there are over 25 million machines using it currently.