GIANT Company Software

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GIANT Company Software, Inc. developed internet security products, including GIANT Spam Inspector, GIANT Popup Inspector, and GIANT AntiSpyware. GIANT's head office was located in New York, NY, and it also had offices in Chicago and Atlanta, GA. GIANT Company Software was founded by Ronald Franczyk and Andrew Newman in Chicago in November 2000.[1]

Microsoft Corporation acquired GIANT on December 16, 2004.[2][3] Microsoft based its Windows Defender (formerly Microsoft AntiSpyware) program on the core technology of GIANT AntiSpyware.

Applications released by GIANT Company Software:


  1. Thurrott, Paul (October 6, 2010). "Microsoft Windows Anti-Spyware". Windows Supersite. 
  2. Rubenking, Neil J. (December 16, 2004). "Microsoft Acquires Giant, Plans Antispyware Release". PC Magazine. Retrieved December 20, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. Nash, Jim (December 16, 2004). "Microsoft Buys Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware Software Company". Information Week. Retrieved December 20, 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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