Important information for GIANT AntiSpyware users who have active subscriptions

Current GIANT AntiSpyware users with active subscriptions are advised to continue to use their existing software. As part of your paid subscription, there are platform, support, and functionality features in GIANT AntiSpyware that are not included in the Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) software.

These platform, support, and functionality features in GIANT AntiSpyware include:

Platform
? Support for Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT (with Service Pack 3, 4, or 6a) operating systems. GIANT AntiSpyware supports these operating systems, in addition to Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server? 2003. The Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) software supports only Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.


Support
? Access to Online Support. Users of GIANT AntiSpyware can continue to request support through the online support request form, available through the former GIANT Company Web site. When you fill out the online support request form, you are required to enter your registration key to verify that you are a current user with an active subscription. Microsoft does not provide technical support for beta software.

? Product and Definition File Updates. As previously offered by GIANT Company Software, software and definition file updates will be made available to you through the length of your subscription period as they become available.


Tools and Features
? System Inoculation Wizard. This tool suggests and enforces recommended security levels that help protect your computer from known spyware threats.

? Secure File Shredder. This tool attempts to remove all traces of any document, image, music, movie, or application that you want to remove from your computer.

? Cookie Detection and Removal. GIANT AntiSpyware detects and removes cookies from your computer. Because many Web sites require the use of cookies to enable a great user experience, Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) does not remove cookies.


Microsoft will continue to provide the same level of support to current subscribers of GIANT AntiSpyware software as was offered by GIANT Company Software prior to its acquisition by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, however, will no longer sell new licenses, subscriptions, or subscription renewals for GIANT Company Software products, including GIANT AntiSpyware.

If your subscription has expired, you may choose to download and install Windows AntiSpyware (Beta). To do so, follow the steps below.

Note: If you choose to download and install the Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) software, you must uninstall any previous versions of GIANT AntiSpyware.

To remove GIANT AntiSpyware
1. Click Start, and then choose Control Panel.

2. Click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Remove a Program. (If your Control Panel is set to Classic View, click the Add or Remove Programs icon.)

3. When the Add or Remove Programs window appears, select the GIANT AntiSpyware program from the list.

4. Click Change/Remove.