Sunday, April 03, 2005

Defining Spyware is difficult!

Earlier this week, when anti-spyware vendor eTrust PestPatrol temporarily removed detections for eight adware applications marketed by Claria, the move caused many a raised eyebrow among anti-spyware advocates. This is one of the reasons why we have so much difference in spyware detection between all the anti-spyware products at this moment. It is definitely not so easy as everybody thinks. And believe me .. this will become a far more complex problem in the future. It's really not the same as the definition of viruses or worms which is very strict!