The Spyware Warrior Guide to

Anti-Spyware Testing:
Results # 4

by Eric L. Howes

Oct. 8-9, 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 (4)
Detection SpyCatcher XoftSpy NoAdware SW COP SpyHunter SK 2005 SpyBouncer AntiSpy SWStormer ZeroSW
180Solutions/nCase
180S-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
180S-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
180S-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
180S-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
180S-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
Bargain Buddy
BARG-01 --- --- X X X X X X X X
BARG-02 --- X X X X --- X X X X
BARG-03 --- X X X X --- X X X X
BARG-04 --- --- X X --- --- X X X X
BARG-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
BARG-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
Bundleware
BUND-01 --- X X X X X X X X X
BUND-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- X ---
                     
ClipGenie
CLIP-01 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
                     
Downloadware/Network Essentials
DOWN-01 X X X X X X X X X ---
DOWN-02 X X X X X --- X X X ---
DOWN-03 --- --- X X --- X --- X X X
                     
FunWeb/SmileyCentral
FUNW-01 --- X X X X X X X X X
FUNW-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
GAIN DashBar
GAIN-01 X --- --- --- --- X --- --- X ---
GAIN-02 --- --- X X --- --- --- --- X X
GAIN-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X X
GAIN-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X X
GAIN-05 --- --- X X --- --- --- --- --- X
GAIN-06 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- X X
                     
IBIS Toolbar/Websearch
IBWS-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWS-02 --- X X X X X X X X X
IBWS-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWS-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWS-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWS-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWS-07 --- --- --- X --- --- X X X ---
IBWS-08 --- --- --- X --- --- --- --- X ---
IBWS-09 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWS-10 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
IBWS-11 --- --- --- X --- --- X --- X ---
IBWS-12 --- --- --- X --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWS-13 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWS-14 --- X --- --- --- --- X --- X ---
                     
IBIS Toolbar/WinTools
IBWT-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWT-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWT-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
IBWT-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X X
IBWT-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
IBWT-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X X ---
IBWT-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
IEPlugin/IMI Toolbar
IEPL-01 --- X X X --- -- --- --- X ---
IEPL-02 --- --- --- --- --- -- --- --- --- ---
IEPL-03 X X X X X X X X X ---
IEPL-04 --- X X X --- X X X X ---
IEPL-05 --- X X --- --- X X X X ---
IEPL-06 --- X X --- --- X X X X ---
IEPL-07 --- X X --- --- X X X X ---
IEPL-08 --- X X X --- X X --- X ---
IEPL-09 X X X X X X X X X ---
IEPL-10 --- X --- --- --- -- --- --- X X
IEPL-11 --- X --- --- --- -- --- --- X X
IEPL-12 X X X X X X X --- X ---
IEPL-13 X X X X X --- X X X ---
IEPL-14 --- X X X X X X X X X
IEPL-15 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
                     
Midaddle
MIDL-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MIDL-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MIDL-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
MyTotalSearchBar
MYTO-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
MYTO-02 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
MYTO-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-09 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-10 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-11 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-12 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-13 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-14 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-15 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-16 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-17 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MYTO-19 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
N-Lite
NLIT-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
NLIT-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
PrecisionTime
PREC-01 X X X --- --- --- --- --- --- X
PREC-02 X --- --- --- X --- X --- --- X
                     
Recommended HotFix/Network Essentials
RECH-01 X X X --- --- --- --- --- X X
RECH-02 X X X --- --- --- --- --- X X
                     
SearchEXE
SEXE-01 X X X X --- --- --- --- --- ---
SEXE-02 X X X X --- --- --- --- --- ---
SEXE-03 X X X X --- --- --- --- --- ---
SEXE-04 --- X X X X --- --- --- X ---
SEXE-05 --- X X --- X --- --- --- X ---
SEXE-06 --- X X --- --- --- --- --- X ---
SEXE-07 X X X X X --- --- --- X ---
                     
Spyblocs/eBlocs
SPYB-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
SPYB-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
TVMedia
TVM-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TVM-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
TVM-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TVM-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
TVM-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TVM-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TVM-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
TVM-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
TVM-09 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
TVM-10 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
TVM-11 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X
TVM-12 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
VX2/Favoriteman
VX2F-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
VX2F-02 --- X X X X X X X X X
VX2F-03 --- X --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
                     
VX2/Look2Me
VX2L-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
VX2L-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
WildMedia
WILD-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WILD-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
WILD-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WILD-04 X --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
WILD-05 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WILD-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WILD-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- -- --- --- ---
                     
WhenU/SaveNow
WUSA-01 X --- X --- --- --- X X --- X
WUSA-02 X X X X X --- X X X X
WUSA-03 --- X X X X X X X X X
WUSA-04 --- X X X X X X X X X
WUSA-05 --- X --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
WhenU/Search
WUSE-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- X X X X
WUSE-02 X --- X --- --- --- --- X X ---
WUSE-03 X X --- --- X --- X X X X
WUSE-04 X --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
WUSE-05 X --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- ---
                     
WhenU/Weathercast
WUWE-01 X --- X --- --- X X X --- X
WUWE-02 --- X X X X --- X X X X
                     
Browser Hijack
BHIJ-01 --- --- --- X --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-04 --- --- --- X --- --- X --- --- ---
BHIJ-05 --- --- --- X --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-06 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-07 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-08 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-09 --- --- --- X --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-10 --- --- --- X --- X --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-11 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BHIJ-12 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
                     
HOSTS File Hijack
HOST-01 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- ---
HOST-02 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- ---
HOST-03 --- --- --- --- --- X --- --- --- ---
                     
Misc/Unknown
MISC-01 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-02 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
MISC-03 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
MISC-04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- X ---
                     
Summ.
False pos. 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 1  0 0
Total (of 153) 28/153 40/153 41/153 39/153 23/153 25/153 42/153 31/153 56/153 39/153
Detection SpyCatcher XoftSpy NoAdware SW COP SpyHunter SK 2005 SpyBouncer AntiSpy SWStormer ZeroSW
 
Key:
 
Symbol Means...
BLUE File
RED Executable file in memory
GREEN Registry key/value
BLACK HOSTS file entry
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
Tenebril SpyCatcher 3.00.46 Oct 15 Link
XoftSpy 3.45 Sep 24 Link
NoAdware 2.01 Oct 8 Link
Spyware C.O.P. 10.0 Aug 6 Link
SpyHunter 1.5.83 Sep 14 Link
SpyKiller 2005 1.00 Oct 2 Link
SpyBouncer 1.24 Sep 27 Link
OmniQuad AntiSpy 4.2 Sep 16 Link
SpywareStormer 1.4.7 Oct 5 Link
ZeroSpyware 2004 1.00 Oct 4 Link

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Copyright 2004 Eric L. Howes