Re: Why has Micro$oft stayed out of the anti-virus software business?
- From: "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net>
- Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 14:00:18 GMT
From: "Virus Guy" <Virus@xxxxxxx>
| Microsoft is starting to provide anti-spyware and anti-spamware.
| Yet I don't think it is, or has ever, provided any anti-virus
| software. Why not?
They did. They repackaged Central Point AV (CPAV) as MSAV in the Win3.x OS. That stopped
years ago. prior to Symantecs acuisition od Central Point Software.
MS has purchased Sybari and RAV. That is why MS now has the Malicious Software Removal Tool
(MRT.EXE, present version is v1.7) that runs an "On Demand" scanner that searches out for a
speciic list of Internet worms. It is NOT available for Win9x/ME but it is availble for
Win2K, WinXP and Win2003 Server.
Detailed information on its use including the targeted infector list is available at...
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