Tuesday, March 29, 2005
In the folding like a cheap camera department....
Never one of my favorite companies to deal with, Computer Associates has dropped the ball in the spyware wars:
CA's Vendor Appeals page carries the news, which indicates that all Claria products - including Dashbar, Date Manager, Gator/GAIN, GotSmiley, and Precision Time, have been temporarily removed from their detection database pending further analysis
While Pest Patrol is on Claria hiatus, they've failed to offer users any sort of removal tool, instead - as Eric Howes notes - offer a dead link to removal instructions (now fixed). This of course is assuming Pest Patrol users make the product's Vendor Appeals page part of their daily reading in the first place.
Links courtesy of Broadband Reports.