Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Offers Power BI Business Intelligence Tools For Free
Apple Takes Top Spot in China's Smartphone Market
Dell M3800 Mobile Workstation Now Available With 4K Display
Twitter Gets Group Messaging and Video Recording
Microsoft Updates Xbox One Controller Firmware
Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 Memory Now Available
Samsung Advances Smart eMBMS Solution with Improved Video
Mitsubishi Chemical Files Patent Lawsuit Against Red Phosphors in China
Active Discussions
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
full screen wide screen
Hi
About the restriction problem of chapter quantity in DVD
Booktype utilities for LiteON and OEM DVD Recorders
downgrade a nero vision 5 project to nero vision 2
what is the minimum burning speed
 Home > News > General Computing > Yahoo's...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, August 09, 2004
Yahoo's Anti-Spy toolbar feature buggy


Yahoo confirmed that its recently released toolbar has mistakenly linked an alleged spyware program with a product that has nothing to do with the application in question.

A company representative said late Friday that its toolbar's Anti-Spy feature incorrectly identified alleged "hijacker" software known as SearchCentrix as being bundled with Claria's Gator eWallet product, which is designed to manage usernames and passwords. Hijacking programs redirect search results or tamper with browser settings, according to Yahoo.

"The SearchCentrix hijacker was incorrectly identified by our application" as a component of Claria's eWallet software, a Yahoo representative said. "We have no evidence to believe that Claria's eWallet installs that software. We believe that the misidentification was due to a bug in code from our partner, PestPatrol, and are currently working with them to fix it."

A Claria representative said the company has no relationship with SearchCentrix and that the listing was a mistake.

Yahoo began testing Anti-Spy earlier this year in partnership with PestPatrol and released a public version of the product this week. Anti-Spy is billed as a Web browser toolbar feature that helps consumers detect surveillance software installed on their PCs.

In a test of the toolbar's Anti-Spy feature by CNET News.com, the software correctly identified several programs installed with eWallet as adware--other Claria products--but incorrectly identified Claria computer code as that of SearchCentrix.


Previous
Next
New 16X DVD recorder from Samsung, the TS-H552        All News        Gyro-sensor for digi-cams developed by Epson
Verbatim Introduces 2.1GB Store 'n' Go USB HD Drive     General Computing News      Samsung Develops the World's First ''a-Si'' 2.6-inch VGA LCD Panel

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .