MS downgrades Claria adware detection

Thursday, 7 July 2005, 1:53 PM EST

Here's one for the conspiracy theorists. Microsoft has downgraded detection of the Claria adware application by its anti-spyware software days after reports began circulating that Redmond might buy the online marketing firm. Under its former name Gator, Claria became synonymous with pop-up web advertisements and spyware and Microsoft's possible purchase of the marketing outfit has raised eyebrows in the IT security community.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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