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Re: Windows Anti-Spyware development to be dropped?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005, 07:55:56 PM »
I hope it's not going to be dropped.  It is useful when used with other Anti-Spyware Programs.
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Re: Windows Anti-Spyware development to be dropped?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005, 08:16:05 PM »
I agree.
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Re: Windows Anti-Spyware development to be dropped?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2005, 03:58:03 PM »
AntiSpyware and OneCare Live

Today when I came in to the office, I was made aware of an issue which stated that a Microsoft Representative was quoted as saying Windows AntiSpyware would no longer be available for free.

The statement quoted in many forums is not true.

As we have been saying since day one, Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware will be available at no charge to licensed users of Windows. Users who validate their Windows install through WGA will be allowed to download the AntiSpyware beta, as well as the full standalone version of AntiSpyware when it releases to the web. This has not changed since Bill Gates announced this information at the RSA conference in February. The enterprise version of Windows AntiSpyware is targeted to companies who want to centrally manage their Windows AntiSpyware infrastructure. The enterprise version of Windows AntiSpyware will be available for a cost (which has not been determined yet).  For users who want more services including AntiVirus, computer backup, and AntiSpyware we will be offering Windows OneCare live. Windows OneCare Live is currently in beta, but when it releases to the web it will be available to users with a cost.

There are many exciting security offerings coming from Microsoft over the next year and I am just glad they let me blog about these exciting things happening at Microsoft!


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Re: Windows Anti-Spyware development to be dropped?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2005, 04:11:05 PM »
Yep, Donna had added that same blog discussion to her post at CoU in one of my previous links.  :)
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Re: Windows Anti-Spyware development to be dropped?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2005, 05:16:48 PM »
Oops!  I hadn't checked that second link, just thought of this thread when I saw that blog entry some place else. 


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Re: Windows Anti-Spyware development to be dropped?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2005, 06:38:57 PM »
No problem Corrine LOL. I think we will only know for sure when the next expiration dates arrives anyway.  :)
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