The State of Weatherbug 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.
Weatherbug --- I --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MySearch Bar --- Q X --- X X X --- --- X X ---

Notes: Weatherbug and MySearch Bar (which is an optional program offered during the Weatherbug installation) were installed onto a test computer. Twelve anti-spyware applications were then run, all with the latest publicly available program versions and definitions for those products. No removals were performed.

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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