Microsoft: Vista antipiracy policy won't mean more spyware
Microsoft Corp. yesterday defended itself against accusations that its new antipiracy plan in Windows Vista will create more spyware.
The company said last week that it will limit or disable access to several key features in Vista for users who fail to prove to Microsoft that they are running genuine copies of the operating system.
One of those features is Windows Defender, Microsoft's new antispyware technology, which will be bundled into Vista.
In a research note on Friday, Richi Jennings, an analyst at San Francisco-based Ferris Research, wrote that Microsoft's plan to "disable" Windows Defender for nonvalidated users "partially squanders the opportunity to drastically reduce the amount of spam and viruses spewed by malware-infected PCs next year." Microsoft: Vista antipiracy policy won't mean more spyware
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