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WhenU listing status in CounterSpy database
« on: July 24, 2005, 06:04:08 PM »
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Copied from:  http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2005/07/whenu-change-in-counterspy-database.html

SaveNow / Save: This pop-up advertising program will remain classified as "Adware" with a Threat Level of "Moderate risk" and a Recommended Action of "Quarantine.

WhenUSearch: This desktop toolbar program will be reclassified as "Low Risk Adware" with a Threat Level of "Low risk" and a Recommended Action of "Ignore." This re-classification should, as a practical matter, encompass all of WhenU's re-skinned, co-branded toolbars, including WhenU's own PriceBandit toolbar.  Since UControl is also bundled with WhenUSearch, it will be treated in the same manner. (UControl is WhenU’s adware program that is actually powered by Aluria…)

Weathercast: This weather information program will be reclassified as "Low Risk Adware" with a Threat Level of "Low risk" and a Recommended Action of "Ignore."

ClockSync: This system clock synchronization program will be reclassified as "Adware Bundler" with a Threat Level of "Low risk" and a Recommended Action of "Ignore."

WhenUShop: This shopping companion program is currently not included in the CounterSpy detections database. As it was only recently made a free program (previously it was available only for a fee), WhenUShop will be reviewed over the near future for possible inclusion in a future version of the CounterSpy database.

By classifying WhenUSearch (with UControl), Weathercast, and ClockSync as "Low Risk Adware" with a Recommended Action of "Ignore," we will continue to offer these programs as detections to its customers and users, providing them the opportunity to remove this software if they so choose.


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