Windows users might be interested in snagging the latest version of Microsoft's Windows Defender. In beta for over two years and having undergone a name change, Windows Defender has become a fairly popular anti-spyware utility, free for use on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It has now officially left beta
, and includes many functions that help it integrate in an XP workstation, such as IE 7.0 support, scheduled scans, automatic updates, et cetera. Assuming you pass WGA, it is a free download
. Considering the dangerous nature of spyware and malware, it can't hurt to give it a try.