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Pop Quiz: Remove Malicious Software in Windows 7

Applies to the "Managing applications" objective of Exam 98-349.

Q: Which of the following when installed in Windows 7 can detect and remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software?

  1. Security Essentials
  2. Action Center
  3. MSRT
  4. Windows Defender


Answer is A. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free product that can be download and installed to help defend computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Quick Tip: Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials today.

Reference: Microsoft Security Essentials Product Information

Bonus Question: Which Windows file system is required when configuring BitLocker, encrypting file system (EFS), and compression? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: A Windows computer cannot belong to more than one HomeGroup at a time.


About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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