Microsoft wakes up to spyware

The slumbering giant buys Giant. Interesting, but the thing about spyware removers is that you have to trust the people who write it to identify spyware correctly. We’re betting that Microsoft’s new product isn’t going to delete advertising brokers’ tracking…

The slumbering giant buys Giant. Interesting, but the thing about spyware removers is that you have to trust the people who write it to identify spyware "correctly." We’re betting that Microsoft’s new product isn’t going to delete advertising brokers’ tracking cookies, for example.

And then there’s the cost aspect: probably the two most widely-respected spyware tools are free. That’s Ad-Aware and SpyBot Search And Destroy.

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