Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate

The Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidate (RC) is now available to the public. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 contains changes focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several new technologies. SP1 also addresses some management, deployment, and support challenges.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/bb738089.aspx

For more information on the release please visit these sites.
Overview of Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC Public Availability Program

Spybot Search & Destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy is one of the very first Spyware removers appeared in the computer security field. It has plenty of functions and is absolutely free to use.

System scans are fast and effective. Spybot S&D checks the Windows registry, running processes, web browser cookies, local files and folders. It uses extensive, regularly updated parasite definitions database, which contains signatures of spyware, adware, keyloggers, trojans, browser hijackers and other malicious programs. There are also several other advanced features such as modification of start-up applications.

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Links:
Spybot Search & Destroy Site
Spybot – Search & Destroy Tutorial

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