Gladiator AntiVirus

Does anyone remember Gladiator AntiVirus? (quite a few years ago now). I remember following it’s progress and at the time, was looking like a very good free product. Then, “I think” a company (don’t know which) made an offer and that was the last I heard of it :(. Does anyone know which company this was? Btw, the logo for this product was some “green’ish” cartoon type gladiator character. I believe the gladiator security forums are still going.