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Thread: Giant AntiSpyware product DISCONTINUED!!

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Note the 2nd sentence in the 2nd paragraph.


    Microsoft Statement on Sunbelt Claims to GIANT Technology December 16, 2004 Statement On December 16, 2004, Microsoft announced that it acquired the intellectual property and technology of GIANT Company Software, a provider of anti-spyware and Internet security products. Subsequent to the announcement, some misleading public statements have been made regarding ownership terms of the anti-spyware technology acquired by Microsoft. While the terms of acquisition and legal agreements made by Giant prior to the acquisition are confidential, Microsoft would like to clarify some of the issues that have been raised in the press.

    Microsoft plans to make a beta version of the spyware protection, detection and removal tool available to Windows customers within one month of the acquisition. This beta tool will be based on the Giant AntiSpyware product, which has been discontinued. Microsoft's upcoming beta solution, and any product offerings that Microsoft may subsequently deliver based on Giant technology, will be owned solely by Microsoft, and in no way will be co-owned by any third party.

    Spyware solutions require definition updates-signatures of known spyware and other unwanted software-that are necessary to keep the solutions up-to-date. Because of a legal agreement between Sunbelt Software Distribution and Giant that preceded the Microsoft acquisition, Microsoft will provide spyware signature updates to Sunbelt through July 2007.

    To state that Sunbelt has the exclusive right to offer SDKs for Giant AntiSpyware technology is completely inaccurate. Microsoft is very comfortable that it will be able to offer SDKs for its product without running afoul of the Giant/Sunbelt agreement. Further, the Giant/Sunbelt agreement does not in any way prohibit Microsoft from integrating the Giant technology with its own products.


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    baccyman's Avatar n00b BT Rep: +11BT Rep +11BT Rep +11
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    if they take as long with the updates as they do with there security patches god help us

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Was there a couple posts deleted here? I swore peat moss responded to this.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb
    Was there a couple posts deleted here? I swore peat moss responded to this.

    Yes I did , I also reported that I could not upload to this site . Shame Eh?
    Blocking my posts again oh well . A pm from a mod would be nice , after all I am a seniore member. But mabye to much to ask?

    Edit: Almost had anought of the mod shit! Go fuck your selfs ! You clowns bring fileshareing to a new low. for shame !
    Last edited by peat moss; 12-18-2004 at 09:54 PM.

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    orcutt989's Avatar Blargh
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    But I have the newest Giant AntiSpyware...I got it from Suprnova.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orcutt989
    But I have the newest Giant AntiSpyware...I got it from Suprnova.

    Yes it has come to that. We used to able to link to the source or upload or link said files.

    Microsoft say',s it's now our's and this forum caves like a stack of cards !
    Last edited by peat moss; 12-18-2004 at 10:25 PM.

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    Pfft... didn't I say this already?

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