View Full Version : Microsoft Promises Spyware Help

12-17-2004, 10:13 AM
(AP) Microsoft Corp. has disclosed plans to offer frustrated users of its Windows software new tools within 30 days to remove spyware programs secretly running on computers. But it might cost extra in coming months.

In a shift from past practice, the world's largest software manufacturer said Thursday it may charge consumers for future versions of the new protective technology, which Microsoft acquired by buying a small New York software firm. Terms of the sale of Giant Company Software Inc. weren't disclosed.

I purchased Spam Inspector from Giant Company Software af few months ago. Their web site is gone and the updates no longer work.

Thanks Microsoft. :mad:

12-17-2004, 12:01 PM
hah that sucks... sorry man.

12-17-2004, 06:18 PM
.........use spam bayes and Ad Aware.

12-18-2004, 02:09 AM
uhh... yea.. so anyway.. adaware / spybot /spyware blaster are all you need... don't buy stuff..

2nd.. that is a complicated deal that MS went into and it's stupid and it's late so I don't want to go into it.. just look on google news...

12-18-2004, 05:42 PM
Spam Inspector integrates into Outlook to filter spam.

12-18-2004, 07:57 PM
That'ts what spambayes does. Its free though and it doesnt rely on updates. It self trains itself. With a little help from you.

My email address is up in like.......4 places on the net and I get no spam EVER.

12-18-2004, 08:03 PM
Thanks for the info Prometheus. I think I'll check it out. :)