The State of Hotbar 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.
Hotbar --- Q X --- --- --- X X --- X X Q
AccuWeather --- Q X --- --- --- X X --- X X Q
WOWPapers --- Q X --- --- --- X X --- X --- Q
Outlook Tools --- Q X --- --- --- X X --- X --- Q
Shopper Rpts --- Q X Q X --- X X --- X X Q

Notes: Hotbar and its package of bundled apps (which are installed as a semi-integrated suite of applications) 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.

Modules:
Hotbar:  HbtHostIE.dll, HbtToolbar.dll, HbtCoreSrv.dll, dBenderC.dll, HbtSrv.exe
AccuWeather:  HbtWeatherOnTray.exe
WOWPapers:  HbtWallpaper.dll
Outlook Tools: HbtHostOL.dll, HbtHostOE.dll, HbtOEAddOn.exe
Shopper Rpts:  ShprRprt.dll, ShprRprtHbt.exe

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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Copyright 2005 Eric L. Howes

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