Is the gcasDtServ.exe process a virus, spyware or malware?

Process description:

AntiSpyware Process

Author: Microsoft Corporation
Part of: AntiSpyware
Process 'gcasDtServ.exe' is associated with the beta version of Microsofts AntiSpyware software. The gcasDtServ.exe process and Microsofts anti-spyware program is based upon 'Giant AntiSpyware' a spyware detection and removal application developed by GIANT Company Software, Inc. and aquired by Microsoft in 2004.

gcasDtServ.exe is known to be associated with high CPU usage.

Microsoft no longer releases updates for Micorosft AntiSpyware but instead now promotes 'Windows Defender'.
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Common location(s):
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\
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