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[Windows Vista] How to provide information of Spyware to Microsoft Corporation?

[Windows Vista] How to provide information of Spyware to Microsoft Corporation?

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In the Microsoft SpyNet for Windows Defender, users can participate in the Online Community which is useful for possible threats of spyware.To provide the information of spyware for Microsoft Corporation, you can refer to other members'methods of solving problems when facing similar issues.

How to provide information of spyware to Microsoft Corporation through Windows Vista can be found in the following: 

1.Click the Start button.
2.Click All Programs and then click Windows Defender.

3.Click Tools.

4.Click Microsoft SpyNet in the Tools and Settings.

5.After the window Join Microsoft SpyNet appears, click one of the following participating level and then click the Save button

 --Join with a basic membership

Windows Defender sends basic information to Microsoft about software it detects, including where the software came from, and actions that you apply or that Windows Defender applies automatically. Windows Defender does not alter you if it detects software or changes made by software that has not yet been analyzed for risks.

 --Join with an advanced membership

You are altered so that you can take action when Windows Defender detects software or changes made by software that has not yet been analyzed for risks. In addition to basic information, Windows Defender sends more information to Microsoft about spyware and potentially unwanted software, including the location of the software, file names, how the software operates, and how it has impacted your computer.

6. When the window of User Account Control appears, click the Continue button.