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Microsoft Safety and Security Software
Last Updated: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 > Related Articles
Learn about free software for Microsoft Window users to help fight viruses and spyware.
If you require additional support and are using Windows XP Service Pack 3, Cox Tech Solutions may be able to assist. Visit www.cox.com/cts or call 877-TEC-SOLV (877-832-7658) for more information about Cox Tech Solutions' services. This is a fee-based service.
For more information regarding Microsoft’s retirement of Windows XP, please visit Microsoft’s website.
Microsoft offers several free solutions to protect and clean your computer from malicious software and to ensure your computer is secured with the latest security updates. Refer to the following table for descriptions of some of these products.
Cox does not provide support for these products. Refer to Microsoft for additional details.
|Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer||Helps you identify missing security updates and fix common security issues.||Security Analyzer|
|Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool||Malicious Software Removal Tool|
|Microsoft Security Essentials||Guards against viruses, trojans, worms, and spyware.|
Note: Before installing Microsoft Security Essentials, you should uninstall other anti-virus software on your computer. Running more than one anti-virus program at a time could affect your computer performance.
|Microsoft Safety Scanner||Safety Scanner|