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Giant Antispyware No Longer On Download.Com?

by firewire / December 15, 2004 5:46 AM PST

Hiya, does anyone know the reason why Giant Antispyware has been removed from Download.com? I've been running it as a trial version and it's due to expire in 2 days time. I was going to purchase it, but now am not so sure. I don't want to make an expensive mistake!!!

Anyone know?

Thanks Happy

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It is still a trustworthy software as per
by Donna Buenaventura / December 15, 2004 6:06 AM PST
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by roddy32 / December 15, 2004 6:22 AM PST

I just checked download.com and also can't find it and I also checked the same site that Donna checked and it is still on the trustworthy list as she also noted. I just checked MajorGeeks and it IS still available there too so either download.com knows something that noone else knows or took it off for another reason.

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Giant Antispyware
by firewire / December 15, 2004 7:00 AM PST
In reply to: Hi

I've e-mailed Download.com support. Thanks for your help, guys. Happy

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You're welcome Firewire and
by roddy32 / December 15, 2004 7:57 AM PST
In reply to: Giant Antispyware

Please post back with their answer so we ALL know. I'm pretty curious as I'm sure Donna is too about it. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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You're welcome! Glad we could help but ..
by Donna Buenaventura / December 15, 2004 1:51 PM PST
In reply to: Giant Antispyware
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That's true and strange Donna because
by roddy32 / December 15, 2004 6:21 PM PST

the website was fine when I checked it a few hours ago when the question was first posed. The mystery gets bigger now as to what is going on with them. I guess we will just have to wait and see what happened.:|

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No Giant Antispyware?
by Snored / December 16, 2004 12:01 AM PST
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Well, THAT'S interesting Snored
by roddy32 / December 16, 2004 12:15 AM PST
In reply to: No Giant Antispyware?

Thanks for the info. I'm going to post this article in the news thread if it hasn't been done already. I agree that is probably the reason. It's the first that I heard of it LOL. Thanks

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by Donna Buenaventura / December 16, 2004 4:20 AM PST

Thanks Snored!

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Giant Antispyware
by firewire / December 16, 2004 4:25 AM PST

I never expected that to be the reason why! I've looked on Giant's homepage and support is only being continued for licensed users, so it looks like I'll need to uninstall the trial version.
[url-http://www.sunbelt-software.com/product.cfm?id=410]Sunbelt Software are closely associated with Giant and have an antispyware program which is virtually identical. Has anyone used this?

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by roddy32 / December 16, 2004 5:12 AM PST
In reply to: Giant Antispyware

is licensed and legitimate according to EricHowes and is on his "Legitimate/Licensed Clones" list about 2/3rds of the way down the page on this link.(Which is a good thing) It is powered by "Giant" so I have no idea if it will still be available or not. This whole deal was news to everybody from what I can see. I don't know enough about CounterSpy to really tell you anything about it.


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SunBelt Software...
by John Robie / December 16, 2004 5:18 AM PST
In reply to: Giant Antispyware

Let me see now if I can afford more subscription type things:

My Social Security check for annual cost of living increase only went up $8 per month after the deduction for the new increase in Medicare.

My City Water Board notifying everyone the monthly bill will go up $5 per month regardless of how much water used. We have had a good year of rain, only watered lawn once, so guess Board needs money for the continued junket trips and meals and the ridiculous $10 mil every so often for a study on getting more surface water from different sources.

City Gas & Light bill going up...cost of coal by train from Wymoning & Colorado, plus the electricity we get from the Bay City Nuke plant.

They are starting a new system of garbage in different parts of the city furnishing garbage cans that can be picked up with a mechanical device on the truck, saving manpower by hand pick-up of the cans. Soon as that money savings device gets fully implemented, expect garbage pickup prices to increase.

Theater tickets so high, cheaper to rent VCR for family.

My Satellite TV provider just increased the monthly fee, but still cheaper than cable.

Annual Car/Truck gas bill....ah for the good ole .79 cent gas, just a few years ago.

ISP notified they are going up in price.

Hotel/Motel rates keep rising. Ah, good thing we get comp rooms at some places because the wife plays the machines that make casinos $$$$.

Was getting the Jumbo Jack at Jack-In-The box for the past year for .99 cents. Few weeks ago they raised to $1.29. And that Hamburger is big with tomatoes/lettuce/pickle. Taco Bell still has the .49 cent Taco Special on Sundays tho.

New Papers keep going up as well as whenever I renew my magazine subscriptions.

Found a way to not pay Nortons $21+ each year on subscriptions, but they will probably cut that out.

I save by using the free Zone Alarm Firewall, free Ad-Aware SE, free SpyBot, free MS security updates to WinXP, and free Norton System Works (after rebates). Got to get the calculator out to figure how wisely to spend the $8 Social Security increase, since I don't pay rent or have a house mortgage. Good thing I have a couple other retirement checks coming in. Wonder how people on just Social Security with housing/utility payment survive at all, much less pay for SpyWare programs.

Yes, I know, my ramblings should be in SpeakEasy. Happy

PS..Thanks for the tips anyway Firewire, they seem like the best of those pay type SpyWare programs.

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Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company
by badabing / December 16, 2004 7:54 AM PST
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