The Spyware Warrior Guide to

Anti-Spyware Testing:
Results # 6

by Eric L. Howes

Oct. 13-15, 2004
 

On this page... Anti-Spyware Test by Eric L. Howes

Note: please read the Test Guide page for important information about these tests.
And see the Critical Detections page for information on the detections used below.

Scan Results (6)
Detection BPS SWR XoftSpy NoAdware SW COP SpyHunter SK 2005 SpyBouncer AntiSpy SWStormer SpyCatcher
180Solutions/nCase
180S-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
180S-02 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
180S-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
180S-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
180S-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
180S-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
BlazeFind/WinSync/WindUpdates
BLAZ-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
BLAZ-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
BLAZ-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
BLAZ-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
BLAZ-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BLAZ-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BLAZ-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
ClickAlchemy
CLAL-01 X --- X --- --- X X --- X X
CLAL-02 X X --- --- --- --- X --- X X
                     
Effective Brand Games Toolbar
EBGT-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
EBGT-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
EBGT-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
EBGT-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
EBGT-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
EBGT-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
eZula
EZUL-01 X --- X --- --- X --- --- --- X
EZUL-02 X X X X X X --- X X X
EZUL-03 X --- X X X X --- --- X X
EZUL-04 X X X X X --- X --- X ---
EZUL-05 X X X --- X X --- --- X X
EZUL-06 X X --- --- X X X X X ---
EZUL-07 X X --- --- X --- X --- --- ---
                     
FunWeb
FUNW-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FUNW-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
MegaSearch Toolbar
MEGA-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MEGA-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MEGA-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MEGA-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MEGA-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MEGA-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MEGA-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MEGA-08 X --- X --- --- --- X --- X X
MEGA-09 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MEGA-10 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
My Web Search Email Plugin
MWSE-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X ---
MWSE-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X X
MWSE-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X ---
MWSE-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X X
MWSE-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X ---
MWSE-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X ---
MWSE-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X ---
MWSE-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X X
MWSE-09 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X X
MWSE-10 --- --- --- X --- --- X X X X
MWSE-11 --- X --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
MWSE-12 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MWSE-13 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MWSE-14 --- --- --- X --- --- X --- X X
MWSE-15 --- X --- --- --- --- X X X ---
MWSE-16 --- X --- X --- --- X X X X
MWSE-17 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
MWSE-18 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X X
MWSE-19 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X
                     
MyWebSearch Search Assistant
MWSS-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X X
MWSS-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
My Daily Horoscope
MYDH-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
MYDH-02 --- X --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
N-Lite
NLIT-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
NLIT-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
ShopAtHomeSelect
SAHS-01 X --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- ---
SAHS-02 X --- --- --- X X X --- -- ---
SAHS-03 --- X --- --- --- X X --- X X
SAHS-04 X --- --- --- X --- X --- X X
SAHS-05 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X ---
SAHS-06 X X --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
SAHS-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
SAHS-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X
                     
Spyblocs/eBlocs
SPYB-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
SPYB-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
SPYB-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
TopConverting
TOPC-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TOPC-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TOPC-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TOPC-04 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TOPC-05 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
Twain-Tech
TWTE-01 X --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
TWTE-02 --- --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- X
TWTE-03 X X X X X --- X X X ---
TWTE-04 X X X X X --- X X X ---
TWTE-05 X X X X X --- X X X X
TWTE-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
VX2/ABetterInternet
VX2A-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
VX2A-02 X X X X --- --- X --- X ---
VX2A-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
VX2/Favoriteman
VX2F-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
VX2F-02 X X --- --- X --- X X X ---
VX2F-03 X X --- --- X --- X X X ---
VX2F-04 X X --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
VX2F-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
VX2F-06 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
VX2F-07 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X X
VX2F-08 X X --- --- --- --- X X X ---
VX2F-09 X --- X X --- --- X X X X
VX2F-10 X X X X --- X X X X ---
VX2F-11 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
VX2F-12 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
VX2F-13 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
VX2F-14 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
VX2F-15 X X X X --- --- X --- X X
                     
VX2/Look2Me
VX2L-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
VX2L-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
WebRebates/TopMoxie
WEBR-01 --- --- X --- --- X --- X X ---
WEBR-02 --- X X --- --- --- X --- X X
WEBR-03 --- X --- --- --- --- X --- --- X
WEBR-04 --- --- X --- --- --- X --- X X
WEBR-05 --- --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WEBR-06 --- --- X --- --- --- --- X X ---
WEBR-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
WinAd
WINA-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
WhenU/ClockSync
WUCS-01 X --- X --- X --- X --- X X
WUCS-02 X X X X X --- X X --- ---
                     
WhenU/SaveNow
WUSA-01 X --- X --- --- X X --- --- X
WUSA-02 X X X X X --- X X X X
WUSA-03 X --- --- --- X --- X --- --- ---
WUSA-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WUSA-05 X X --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
WhenU/Search
WUSE-01 X X --- --- --- --- X X X ---
WUSE-02 X X X --- --- --- --- --- X X
WUSE-03 X X --- --- X --- X X X X
WUSE-04 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- X
WUSE-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X
                     
HOSTS File Hijack
HOST-01 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- ---
HOST-02 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- ---
HOST-03 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- ---
                     
Misc/Unknown
MISC-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
MISC-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
MISC-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
                     
Summ.
False pos. 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 1  0 1
Total (of 138) 39/138 35/138 25/138 15/138 18/138 16/138 56/138 31/138 54/138 46/138
Detection BPS SWR XoftSpy NoAdware SW COP SpyHunter SK 2005 SpyBouncer AntiSpy SWStormer SpyCatcher
 
Key:
 
Symbol Means...
BLUE File
RED Executable file in memory
GREEN Registry key/value
BLACK HOSTS file entry
FUCHSIA Winsock LSP hijack
X detected & removed
--- not detected & removed

 Note: for detailed information on each detection, see the Critical Detections page.
  

Application information:
 
Application Version

Defs

Home page
BPS Spyware & Adware Remover 8.2.0.10 Oct 14 Link
XoftSpy 3.45 Oct 8 Link
NoAdware 2.01 Oct 8 Link
Spyware C.O.P. 10.0 Aug 6 Link
SpyHunter 1.5.83 Oct 7 Link
SpyKiller 2005 1.00 Oct 13 Link
SpyBouncer 1.24 Oct 14 Link
OmniQuad AntiSpy 4.2 Oct 13 Link
SpywareStormer 1.4.7 Oct 5 Link
Tenebril SpyCatcher 3.00.46 Oct 15 Link

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