Lavasoft does right

Lavasoft does right

Summary: As reported in Spyware Warrior, Lavasoft adjusted its Threat Assessment Chart and put WhenU back in Ad-Aware's definition file. One problem with an adware company cleaning up its act and trying to get out of antispyware definition lists is that there's usually a ton of old installations of their software crippling computers.

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As reported in Spyware Warrior, Lavasoft adjusted its Threat Assessment Chart and put WhenU back in Ad-Aware's definition file. One problem with an adware company cleaning up its act and trying to get out of antispyware definition lists is that there's usually a ton of old installations of their software crippling computers. Even if an antispyware company feels that the latest version of adware is benign enough to not be detected, the older versions of the software should still be detected, since people will still need to be able to remove it.

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  • This is being looked at wrong!

    There IS NO GOOD ADWARE. There IS NO GOOD SPYWARE. There are NO GOOD ADWARE/SPYWARE companies.

    They are all out to get something for nothing. To infiltrate people's computers and control them, most of the time without the users consious permission or consent (regardless of what their EULA's say or don't say - No one can really understand them anyway).

    These people are out for a free ride and there is no reason, excuse or explanation otherwise. They have no right to be doing this IMHO.

    Tool companies that list or delist Adware/Spyware companies based on politics or THEIR perception of whether it is good or bad I have no interest in.

    Their job is to find EVERYTHING, list EVERYTHING and then let ME decide whether to remove it or not.

    Anything else is useless in the grand scheme of things.
    BitTwiddler
    • You're gonna love this then....

      Go to WhenU's website.

      They have a link to, I kid you not, [b]their own Spyware Scanner[/b].

      The link is labeled "Consumer tools to optimize PC performance. Use our new Spyware scanner."
      Hallowed are the Ori
      • Yeah, this is one strange company :)

        NT
        BitTwiddler