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I think I read somewhere the other day that it is going to be free. If I remember correctly, I think Microsoft is eventually supposed to release an anti-virus program as well. The reason that Microsoft is releasing these products is because they are seeking to make their product more secure.

According to this site, the software successfully detected 111 of 138 possible installs. The product results are compared to 79 detections by AdAware, 69 by Spybot Search & Destroy, and 55 for Pest Patrol. This site tells us that it will be free for Windows 2000 and later.
 

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Well this i believe is actuallly a version of GIANT, which I believe Microsoft purchased. They are asking all GIANT users to continue to use the GIANT program they have until they come with the release of this one. This beta is only good until July 31,2005 when it expires. I tried this and it found 2 threats and 89 affected files. It deleted FlashGet and labeled it as Extreme Threat- or something like that. Any history left from your download while using FlashGet or stored in download under FlashGet also appeared under the FlashGet Threat. Thinking I could put it in quarantine and then work with it from there was not an easy task and you may have to retore PC to any earlier date.

If it is indeed a version of the GIANT spyware, I would think this is a positive tool to have. Let me say this unless Microsoft starts messing with it...I may have to change my opion. Cost is now what I would like to know.
 

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Do you have to shut off any programs, antivirus or Firewall, Spybot, etc to download. I have norton antivirus and firewall and am wondering if there will be a conflict. Would a restore point before downloading be recommended? Can you have two antivirus programs on your computer at the same time? Is this not a firewall also and can you have 2 firewalls at the same time? Read somewhere in one of the forums a while ago that it is not recommended to have 2 of any virus or firewall program on the computer.
 

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I have both norton antivirus and Norton firewall and my computer had no conflicts with them.

I can't remember which one, but either Adaware or Spybot reports the other as being spyware or something. It causes no problem for the two to be installed on the same computer though. I'm not sure about Microsoft's product if it will get along with the others however. I uninstalled Spybot before I installed Microsoft Giant so I have no clue if they get along at all.
 

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jdemnyan1116 said:
Do you have to shut off any programs, antivirus or Firewall, Spybot, etc to download. I have norton antivirus and firewall and am wondering if there will be a conflict. Would a restore point before downloading be recommended? Can you have two antivirus programs on your computer at the same time? Is this not a firewall also and can you have 2 firewalls at the same time? Read somewhere in one of the forums a while ago that it is not recommended to have 2 of any virus or firewall program on the computer.
Never hurts to make a restore point first.
You only want one firewall program.
You can have more then one AV program on your PC but you only want one ever running at a time or running all the time in the background.
 
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