Keen to push Windows Vista as the future answer to all of our Internet security woes, Microsoft has been demonstrating the next generation operating system's updated version of Windows Defender, formerly known as Windows AntiSpyware. The software offers better detection and removal of spyware and malware and an improved user interface.

Additionally, Microsoft is working on an updated version of its firewall software that now features bi-directional filtering, and has demonstrated technology that better detects and warns about spoof websites.