The State of Claria 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.
DashBar X Q X I X X X X X X X Q
DateManager X Q X I X X X X X X X Q
GAIN X Q X I X X X X X X X Q
Gator X Q X I X X X X X X X Q
GotSmiley --- Q --- I X --- --- --- X X X ---
PrecisionTime X Q X I X X X X X X X Q
ScreenScenes
(Beach Islands)
--- Q --- I --- --- --- --- X --- X ---
Weatherscope X Q X I X --- X X X X X Q
WebsecureAlert --- Q --- I X --- --- X X X X Q

Notes:

Eight Claria apps were loaded onto a test computer. Each was supported by or included GAIN advertising components. 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: in a previous test (2 July), Pest Patrol failed to detect the bulk of the Dashbar, PrecisionTime, and Weatherscope applications, flagging only a few Registry keys associated with each. As noted in that earlier test, the CA Pest Patrol web site claims that Pest Patrol does detect and remove  (1, 2, 3), and Pest Patrol now does detect them.

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"
X = application detects and presents threat to user (no default action)
--- = application does not detect threat

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Copyright 2005 Eric L. Howes

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