The State of New.net Detections
(3 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.
New.net --- Q X I X (---) X --- --- X X ---
QuickSearch Toolbar --- Q X --- --- (---) X --- X X X ---

Notes: Two applications from New.net were installed onto a test computer: the New.net client application and the QuickSearch Toolbar. 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:

  • By default Spybot S&D ignores New.net unless the user unchecks the box for New.net in the "Ignore Products" setting.

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 ignores by deault, but detects and presents threat to user if whitelist configured correctly. See relevant notes above.
--- = application does not detect threat

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