Windows Defender, a security application built in to windows Vista, has again come in for criticism from security experts.
Researchers from Enex TestLab, an independent testing facility, tested Windows Defender and found that it only blocked 46 per cent of current spyware threats.
"These results show Vista requires more work to protect users," said Matt Tett, Senior Test Engineer for Enex TestLab.
However, Microsoft has always maintained that Windows Defender is supposed to work in conjunction with third-party security software, not instead of it. Microsoft's Jim Allchin was forced to clarify comments he made in November last year when he said his son was using a Vista PC with no anti-virus software installed.
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