Microsoft AntiSpyware violates Spyware EULAs

Cory at BoingBoing writes that Microsoft’s new beta antispyware from the acquired corporation GIANT (we talked about this before here), violates the EULA (End User License Agreement) of spyware. Microsoft has been THE biggest supporter of pushing EULA seeing that it is their creation.


Personal note: I’d like to see where Microsoft goes legally. By infracting on their own license agreement, they are doing some illegal, just like Lycos with their anti-spam screensaver. Within the legal bounds, they’ll have to find another way to disinfect machines. Perhaps with their monopolization clout, they can push forward an amendment of EULA? This will become hairy in the long run if the antispyware is kept the same as the beta.