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

Scan notes:

  • CounterSpy detected a small number of files as "WeatherInst Adware," and presented a default action of "Quarantine." The same files, along with the remaining Weatherbug files and Registry entries, were also detected as "Weatherbug" with a default action of "Ignore."

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

Back to State of Adware Detections Index

Copyright 2005 Eric L. Howes

Return to: Spyware Warrior [ Blog | Home Page| Forums]