In a move that many feel is long over due, Microsoft has made available a beta version of their new Windows AntiSpyware Software.
The software provides an easy to install and friendly interface that both scans the system for any current issues and provides real-time protection to prevent unwanted future installations.
I'm glad to see Microsoft doing what it takes to make the platform more secure by filling in void left by other products. While I'm sure there are some that will point to this as another example of Microsoft stepping on the toes of another industry, I think that this type of security is one the the basic functions we need to be able to rely on an operating system not, not be forced to buy yet another add-on.
Do your part and install this on every friend and family members PC and verify that they are running SP2 while you're at it.
Now to go read the other CES news....