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Old 06-10-03, 09:30 PM   #1
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Red face Microsoft to Offer Own Antivirus Product

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Microsoft said Tuesday it will acquire antivirus technology from a Romanian software company and develop its own antivirus product, stepping into a market it has long ceded to others specializing in software security.

Microsoft signed an agreement to buy the intellectual property and technology assets of antivirus software and consulting firm GeCAD Software of Bucharest for an undisclosed amount. Some of the company's software developers will join Microsoft, but details haven't been finalized, said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Microsoft's security business unit.

Microsoft plans to release its own antivirus product at some unspecified date, but has not decided whether basic antivirus technology will be bundled into its Windows operating system, Nash said.

The company will sell subscriptions to corporate customers and consumers for the updated innoculation files that protect against new viruses.

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Old 06-11-03, 02:48 AM   #2
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Why not just include it for FREE with a windows purchase. More money making schemes by bill
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Why not just include it for FREE with a windows purchase. More money making schemes by bill
Isn't Microsoft bashed by people for doing exactly that, and accused of being anti-competitive by companies selling standalone products?
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After seeing how Microshaft products are, would you use an anti-virus by it?
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my biggest fear is MS ever including their antivirus with Windows. Yes it is extremely anti-competitive. Although I do use IE6, I admit I am that much less likely to use any other browser BECAUSE it comes with Windows. That it's a hell of a lot faster than Netscape, but back to topic...

If MS includes the software with windows... even if it is a trial version... I hope McAfee and Symantec get together and sue the pants off Bill
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After seeing how Microshaft products are, would you use an anti-virus by it?

well...it could work nicely with outlook....one let's viruses in, other ....well maybe stops them after patch #29847563829 is finally released.

i mean...c'mon....M$ software has more holes then swiss cheese.......has anyone ever counted ALL holes found in M$ software??
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Isn't Microsoft bashed by people for doing exactly that, and accused of being anti-competitive by companies selling standalone products?
I wouldn't complain if they offered their own version from the start of the install to fix all the problems and exploits they left there in the first place.
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