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Microsoft Buys Giant To Attack Spyware

Filed under: Microsoft,Security — spiderwebwoman at 8:18 am on Friday, December 17, 2004

December 16, 2004: Microsoft today announced that it will beef up Windows security after buying Giant Company Software, a developer  of anti-spyware and Internet security offerings.

The Redmond, Washington, firm will use intellectual property and technology from the acquisition to develop tools that will give “near-term relief” to Windows users by enhancing defenses against spyware and other deceptive software.

This relief will come in the form of a beta version of a spyware protection, detection and removal tool, based on the Giant AntiSpyware product, which will ship “within one month” for users of Windows 2000 and later versions.


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