Microsoft released last week a public beta version of Windows AntiSpyware, a program based on the AntiSpyware application from Giant Company Software
of New York, N.Y. Microsoft purchased Giant in December 2004.
A more intriguing announcement, perhaps, was the fact that Microsoft would also be releasing something it called Malicious Software Removal Tools. News reports have described these tools, somewhat erroneously, as being an antivirus solution. In this issue of Windows Secrets, I’ll examine both of these software