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Just a theory, but I think the reason Microsoft renamed AntiSpyware to Defender is to make the name more generic.  This way they have the option of tossing anti-virus in if the paid anti-virus service they have does not pay off.  Which it probably will not.

By starting with a paid service they can ease into the anti-virus market instead of crashing in.  From the technical side, this will give them a smaller user base to work with until they are confident the service is solid.

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 7:09 AM Rants , Security | Back to top


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