The Spyware Warrior Guide to

Anti-Spyware Testing:
Results # 2

by Eric L. Howes

 Oct. 2-4, 2004
 

On this page... Anti-Spyware Test by Eric L. Howes

 Note: please read the Test Guide page for important information about these tests.
And see the Critical Detections page for information on the detections used below.

Scan Results (2)
Detection BPS SWR XoftSpy NoAdware SW COP SpyHunter SK 2005 SWN 2004 AntiSpy SWStormer ZeroSW
411 Ferret/ActiveSearch
411F-01 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
411F-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
411F-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
411F-04 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
411F-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
411F-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
411F-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
AdRoar
ADR-01 --- X X X --- --- --- X  X X
ADR-02 X X X --- --- --- --- X  X X
ADR-03 X X X --- --- --- --- X  X X
ADR-04 X X X X --- --- --- X  X X
ADR-05 X X X --- --- --- --- X  X X
ADR-06 X --- X --- --- --- --- X  X ---
ADR-07 --- X X X --- --- --- ---  --- X
ADR-08 X X X X --- --- --- X  X X
                     
Altnet/BDE
ALTN-01 --- --- X --- --- X --- ---  --- X
ALTN-02 --- X X --- --- --- --- ---  X X
ALTN-03 --- X X --- --- --- --- ---  X X
ALTN-04 --- X X --- --- --- --- ---  X X
ALTN-05 --- X X --- --- --- --- ---  X X
ALTN-06 --- X X --- --- --- --- ---  X X
ALTN-07 --- X X --- --- --- --- ---  X X
ALTN-08 --- X X --- --- X --- ---  X X
ALTN-09 --- --- X --- X X --- ---  X X
ALTN-10 --- X X --- --- --- --- ---  X X
ALTN-11 --- X X --- --- --- --- ---  --- X
ALTN-12 --- X --- --- X --- --- ---  --- X
ALTN-13 --- ---- X --- X --- --- ---  X X
                     
BroadcastPC (BTV/BREG)
BTV-01 X --- --- --- --- --- --- X  X ---
BTV-02 X --- --- --- X --- --- ---  X ---
BTV-03 --- X --- --- --- --- --- X  --- ---
BTV-04 X --- --- --- --- --- --- X  X ---
BTV-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X  --- ---
BTV-06 --- X --- --- --- --- --- X  X ---
                     
Cydoor
CYDR-01 X X X --- --- --- X ---  X ---
                     
Flashtrack/Flashenhancer (XCPY/XCLEAN/XML)
FLTR-01 X --- --- --- --- --- --- ---  X ---
FLTR-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FLTR-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FLTR-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FLTR-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FLTR-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FLTR-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FLTR-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FLTR-09 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
FLTR-10 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
                     
Gator/GAIN/Claria
GATR-01 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-02 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-03 X X X X X --- X --- X X
GATR-04 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-05 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-06 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-07 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-08 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-09 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-10 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-11 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-12 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-13 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-14 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-15 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-16 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-17 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-18 X X X X X --- X --- X X
GATR-19 X X X --- X --- X --- X X
GATR-20 X X X --- X X X --- X X
GATR-21 X --- --- X X --- --- --- --- X
GATR-22 --- X X --- --- --- --- --- X X
                     
MyWay/MyBar
MYWY-01 --- --- --- X --- --- X ---  X X
MYWY-02 --- --- --- X --- --- X ---  X X
MYWY-03 --- X --- X --- --- X ---  X ---
MYWY-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---  --- X
MYWY-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---  --- X
MYWY-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---  --- X
MYWY-07 X --- --- --- --- --- X ---  X X
MYWY-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---  --- X
MYWY-09 --- X --- --- --- --- X ---  --- X
MYWY-10 --- --- --- X --- --- X ---  X X
                     
SearchLocate/SideBar
SLOC-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
SLOC-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
SLOC-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
SLOC-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
SLOC-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
SLOC-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
SLOC-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
SLOC-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                      
Topsearch
TOPS-01  X ---   ---  ---  X  --- ---   --- --- ---
                     
TVMedia
TVM-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X
TVM-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
TVM-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X
TVM-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
TVM-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
TVM-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X
TVM-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
TVM-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
TVM-09 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
TVM-10 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X
                     
VX2/ABetterInternet (BELT/BI)
VX2A-01 X --- X X X X X X  X X
VX2A-02 X X X X --- --- X ---  X ---
VX2A-03 --- X --- --- --- X X ---  --- X
VX2A-04 X X X X X X X X  X X
VX2A-05 X X X X X X X X  X X
VX2A-06 X X X X X X X X  X X
VX2A-07 X X X X X X X X  X X
VX2A-08 X X X X X --- X X  X X
VX2A-09 X --- --- --- --- --- --- ---  --- ---
VX2A-10 X X --- --- --- --- --- ---  --- ---
                     
Web_CPR/TopMoxie
WCPR-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WCPR-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WCPR-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WCPR-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
WebRebates/TopRebates
WEBR-01 X --- --- X --- X X ---  X X
WEBR-02 --- X X --- X --- X ---  X X
WEBR-03 --- X --- --- X --- X ---  --- ---
WEBR-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---  X ---
WEBR-05 X --- --- --- --- X X ---  X ---
WEBR-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---  --- ---
                     
Browser Hijack
BHIJ-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
BHIJ-02 --- --- --- --- --- X X --- --- ---
BHIJ-03 X --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-04 X --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
BHIJ-06 --- --- --- --- --- X X --- --- ---
BHIJ-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-08 --- --- --- --- --- X X --- --- ---
BHIJ-09 --- --- --- --- --- X X --- --- ---
BHIJ-10 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
Misc/Unknown
MISC-01 --- --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-04 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-05 --- X X --- --- --- --- --- X ---
MISC-06 --- X --- --- X --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
MISC-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
Summ.
False pos. 2 * 3 0 0 1 2 1 1  0 0
Total (of 134) 47/134 58/134 52/134 19/134 35/134 34/134 63/134 18/134  61/134 70/134
Detection BPS SWR XoftSpy NoAdware SW COP SpyHunter SK 2005 SWN 2004 AntiSpy SWStormer ZeroSW
 
* Note: this page originally reported that BPS Spyware Remover generated 0 false positives. 
   A review of the scan log revealed that report to be in error.
 
Key:
 
Symbol Means...
BLUE File
RED Executable file in memory
GREEN Registry key/value
X detected & removed
--- not detected & removed

 Note: for detailed information on each detection, see the Critical Detections page.
 

Application information:
 
Application Version

Defs

Home page
BPS Spyware & Adware Remover 8.2.0.10 Oct 3 Link
XoftSpy 3.45 Sep 24 Link
NoAdware 2.01 Sep 24 Link
Spyware C.O.P. 10.0 Aug 6 Link
SpyHunter 1.5.83 Sep 14 Link
SpyKiller 2005 1.00 Oct 2 Link
SpywareNuker 2004 2.13 Sep 29 Link
OmniQuad AntiSpy 4.2 Sep 16 Link
SpywareStormer 1.4.7 Sep 21 Link
ZeroSpyware 2004 1.00 Oct 4 Link

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Copyright 2004 Eric L. Howes