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Microsoft Plans to Offer Anti-Spyware Program

Last week, Bill Gates announced that Microsoft is planning to develop software to combat the growing problem of "spyware," programs placed surreptitiously on users' computers to collect information and send it back to a company for marketing research purposes or even to a hacker for malicious purposes. Microsoft had already bought a company that makes anti-virus software and has been expected to offer an AV solution, and many critics have said that the company should build anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-spyware technology into the operating system, although companies that make third-party products may not be as happy about the idea.

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Wonder if it will be free or subscription?

They used to offer network solutions antivirus on windows 95 and (aol as an internet provider).

Will they end up in court again, if they bundle it in the install or even if they make it available for download.
I'd really like to see what they can do, although I highly doubt it'll be an integrated solution, since that would most definitely lead to more lawsuits.

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