Microsoft's new anti-spyware solution will be free, it has been revealed. The software giant plans to give the software away for home users, and to provide a paid version of the product for business customers. Microsoft is also on its way to providing anti-virus solutions as well, in the aftermath of their takeover of Sybari Software, announced last week.

Microsoft also plans to launch a new version of its Internet Explorer Web browser that incorporates more stringent security features.

"Customers are concerned about the risk malware (malicious software) poses to their personal information, and frustrated by its impact on the reliability and performance of their computers." - Bill Gates.