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The end of Defender Offline for Win8/7/Vista?


By Fred Langa

Microsoft has withdrawn its self-booting anti-malware scanner for Vista, Win7, and Win8. Here's what you should know about the change.

Plus: Yet another odd Win10-restart problem, and a reader's hard drive runs nonstop after installing Spybot.

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