Microsoft Refreshes Windows AntiSpyware Beta 

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new version of its Windows AntiSpyware beta product. Although the new release is still technically described as beta 1, the company tells me that it provides three areas of improvements over previous releases.

"This refresh provides additional new signature updates to customers, provides users with more information about programs and processes running on their PC, and solves an issue regarding the delivery of new antispyware signatures for some customers," a Microsoft representative told me. Visually, the product appears to be virtually identical to previous releases.

Microsoft recommends that all Windows AntiSpyware beta users upgrade to the latest version of the software. You can grab the update manually from the Microsoft Web site or wait until the software auto updates.