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Microsoft is always working to keep your Windows devices safe. The company’s Windows Defender recently showed improvements in an AV-Test, and they have even launched a new website that touts the security features of Windows 10.  Today, a February release of the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool means that protection has gotten even better.

The release of the Malicious Software Removal Tool includes updated detections for the Bladabindi, Gamarue, Sality, Kelihos, and Diplugem families of malware.   These varieties of malware can steal sensitive information from your device, give hackers control of your PC, delete security related files from your PC, spread spam email, and even show extra ads as you browse the web.

The Microsoft Software Removal Tool works in tandem with  Windows Defender for Windows 10. An up-to-date real-time security product is the best protection against malware and unwanted software. It’s also important to keep all your software up-to date and regularly back up your files.

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