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Free Anti-Spyware: Is That So Wrong?

Millions have tried the beta, and now they can download the real thing as Windows Defender is done. Redmond's free anti-spyware program is now in version 1. Even better, the price hasn't changed: This little puppy is still free.

I am a friend of third parties, and if Defender was designed to undercut third-party prices but still add a billion or two to the well-stuffed Microsoft coffers, I'd be irritated. But a free tool to protect an OS we all depend on? Why, that's Nobel Peace Prize-territory in my book.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/31/2006 at 1:15 PM


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