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GIANT AntiSpyware

What is GIANT AntiSpyware?

GIANT AntiSpyware was a spyware detection and removal application developed by GIANT Company Software, Inc. Microsoft's Windows Defender (formerly Microsoft AntiSpyware) program is built upon a restructured version of GIANT AntiSpyware. GIANT AntiSpyware is no longer sold and Microsoft stopped releasing spyware definition updates for it in August 2006. Sunbelt's Counterspy was based on GIANT and is still usable this day. But, the code is completely different now than GIANT.

About  (from GIANT Company Software inc)

There is a GIANT difference between everyday anti-spyware programs and GIANT AntiSpyware. Not only does GIANT AntiSpyware search and destroy existing spyware on your computer, it is the only product on the market that instantly alerts you when potential dangers arise, stopping most spyware before it can even install. T...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 13 MB (13,629,048 bytes). The installed file gcasSWUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.giantcompany.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F8A8931E-5962-438E-AB09-AB94C5B63F84}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GIANT AntiSpyware

  • gcASThreatAudit.dll - GIANT AntiSpyware Threat Audit Engine Library (GIANT AntiSpyware Threat Audit Engine)
  • gcASShredCtxShell.dll - Giant AntiSpyware File Shredder Context Menu (File Shredder Context Menu)
  • gcASHashLibrary.dll - Genetic Fingerprint Library Module
  • gcasSWUpdater.exe - GIANT AntiSpyware Software Updater
  • gcShredder.exe - GIANT Company Secure File Shredder
  • gcTCPObjLib.dll - GIANT Company Software TCP Library (GIANT Company TCP Library)
  • gcSoftwareUpdateLib.dll - Giant Company Software Update Lib (Software Update Lib, Provides Automatic Patch and Upgrade Functionality to Giant Company Software Products.)
  • gcasServAlert.exe - GIANT AntiSpyware Service Alert
  • gcasServHook.dll - GIANT AntiSpyware Service Hook (GIANT AntiSpyware Shell Execute Hook)
  • gcAntiSpywareLibrary.dll - GIANT AntiSpyware Library
  • gcasServ.exe - GIANT AntiSpyware Service
  • GIANTAntiSpywareUpdater.exe - GIANT AntiSpyware Updater
  • GIANTSpywareScan.exe - GIANT AntiSpyware Audit (GIANT Company AntiSpyware Scanner)
  • gcasNotice.exe - GIANTAntiSpywareNotice
  • gcasDtServ.exe - GIANT AntiSpyware (GIANT AntiSpyware Data Service)
  • gcasInstallHelper.exe - GIANT AntiSpyware Installation Helper
  • gcASPrivacyLib.dll - Spyware Inspector (Privacy/Tracks Eraser Library)
  • gcPorttoProcess.dll - GIANT AntiSpyware Port to Process Library
  • GIANTAntiSpywareMain.exe
  • gcIPtoHostQueue.exe - gcIPtoHostQueue (GIANT AntiSpyware IP to Host Converter)
  • gcASCleaner.exe - gcASCleaner
  • gcASSoapLib.dll - gcASSoapLib

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • gcasServ.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'gcasServ' which loads as "C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe".

How do I remove GIANT AntiSpyware?

Quickly and completely remove GIANT AntiSpyware from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall GIANT AntiSpyware from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GIANT AntiSpyware, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove GIANT AntiSpyware.

Win XP 33%
Win 8 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 8 Pro N 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Costa Rica 14.29%
  RS 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
American Megatrends 33.33%


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