Responding to escalating complaints about viruses and other unwanted programs entering its Windows OS -- Microsoft has released FREE software to erase spyware. Click Here I downloaded the BETA version this morning. No install problems other than the fact that it didn't like the fact I was using FIREFOX to download it -- so I switched over to Internet Explorer. No big deal. Before you can download you are asked to verify your Windows product key, so have that located and ready to submit. There is an option to bypass verification but I am unsure if you get the same protection without verification. The program remains active in your system tray as I presume it detects any spyware trying to enter your computer. Not very happy that it is yet another program taking up my memory, but it does seem to be an essential one. Ran a system scan and it detected over 20 spyware incidents. Removed all of them with little effort. I would recommend that everyone download and install this program, though for some reason I expect there to be some sort of negative feedback about any program Microsoft releases for free.