Microsoft Releases Another AntiSpyware Beta

Microsoft officials say Beta 2 of Windows AntiSpyware is still due before the end of this year, but there's no official date for the final gold release. (Microsoft Watch)

Microsoft released for download on Monday evening another Beta 1 release of its Windows AntiSpyware product.

Microsoft officially announced its plans to field a Microsoft-branded anti-spyware product (code-named "Atlanta") in January, following its purchase of Giant Software in December, 2004.

The anti-spyware beta supports Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

/zimages/1/28571.gifClick here to read about Microsofts plans to add rootkit detection capabilities to Windows AntiSpyware.

Microsoft released the first beta (Build number 1.0.501) of Windows AntiSpyware on January 6.

Since then, the company has made available regular beta refreshes of the product.

/zimages/1/28571.gifA Trojan virus targets Microsofts AntiSpyware. Read more here.

In June, Microsoft released an interim beta refresh at the same time as it extended the Windows AntiSpyware beta expiration date to December 31, 2005.

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