same spyware programme?

  007al 22:53 17 Aug 2005

hi,i run counterspy on my pc(which is great by the way),and i`ve downloaded microsoft antispyware on my daughters pc.they look almost identical.anyone know if they are the same programmers? its uncanny!

  gudgulf 23:10 17 Aug 2005

The Microsoft Antispyware program was developed by Giant and,you guessed it Sunbelt (Counterspy
).Microsoft bought out Giant (the original of which I have on my pc) and are developing it......they are supplying definition updates to Counterspy at the moment and it's also why they look so similar.In future the two products will become entirely seperate entities so that may change.

The common heritage is the reason that both are well thought of......I bought my subscription for the Giant version after reading reviews and trying it.I thought it was well worth the apparently did Microsoft,lol.

  007al 23:23 17 Aug 2005

ah,i`m glad im not going mad or paranoid! lol.thanks for that

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