The State of Claria Detections
(4 Oct. 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 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 X I X --- X --- X X X ---
PrecisionTime X Q X I X X X X X X X Q
ScreenScenes
(Global Fireworks)
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- X ---
Weatherscope X Q X I X --- X X X X X Q
WebsecureAlert --- Q X I X --- X X X X X Q

Notes:

Eight Claria apps were loaded onto a test computer. Each was supported by or bundled with 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.

Older reports: July 2005

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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