The State of 180solutions Detections
(31 July 2005)

App/Defs Ad-aware CtrSpy McAfee Msft Pest Patrol Spybot S&D Spy Catcher Spy Sweeper Spyware Doctor Trend Micro X-cleaner ZeroSw.
180search Assistant X Q X R X X X X X X X Q
Easy Messenger --- Q --- I --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
Zango SA X Q X R X X X X X X X Q
Zango Messenger --- Q --- R --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Notes: Easy Messenger, which bundles 180search Assistant, and Zango freebie, which bundles Zango Search Assistant, were installed on a test PC, though not at the same time. Twelve anti-spyware applications were then run, all with the latest publicly available program versions and definitions for those products. No removals were performed.

Scan notes: Microsoft AntiSpyware grouped most Zango Messenger items under Zango Search Assistant and presented a default action of "Remove" for all. One Registry key was labeled "Zango Messenger" and a default action of "Ignore" was presented for it.

Key:
I = ZeroSpyware, CounterSpy, or Microsoft AntiSpyware detects, but presents default action of "Ignore"
Q = ZeroSpyware, CounterSpy, or Microsoft AntiSpyware detects, and presents default action of "Quarantine"
R = CounterSpy or Microsoft AntiSpyware detects, and presents default action of "Remove"
X = application detects and presents threat to user (no default action)
--- = application does not detect threat

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