In Pictures: 11 (free!) Microsoft tools to make life easier

Tools that secure, automate, pinch pennies - including some for Windows 8

The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool can remove a laundry list of known malicious software. While not a replacement for antivirus, it’s updated every month on Patch Tuesday, so the list of signatures it seeks are kept relatively fresh. And having one more scan can’t hurt, right? The tool is available from Microsoft Update, Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center.

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