1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

NEWS: Microsoft AntiSpy to be free--permanently?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Alex Ethridge, Feb 16, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

    Apr 10, 2000
    When Microsoft released their beta antispy program, it was understood that it would be free for the time being as it was being developed/tested. Now it looks like it may be free permanently.


    Microsoft's generosity has always been tied tightly to anticompetitive practices when it comes to software. Just musing over why this decision was made, I note that there isn't an antispy/antiadware program that is more than about 85% effective. Smaller companies may be able to get away with selling a program with that low an effectiveness rate; but, more than likely, MS realizes that because of their status in the industry, the market will hold them to a higher standard--and maybe a higher standard isn't possible against adware/spyware, seeing they are at least as well organized as the New York crime syndicate.

    Anyway, I guess it is better to have another free tool than not to have it.
  2. jd_957

    jd_957 Banned

    Dec 30, 2004
    microsoft - free....hmmm,

    have to look hard at this one. never knew bill to give anything away for free. looking for the hidden cost. got to be in there someplace..LOL :p :eek:
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/331353

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice