Yahoo's Anti-Spy Does Not Include Adware in Default

Posted on June 3, 2004

Yahoo is playing favorites with adware companies by not including adware as a default in Anti-Spy, a new beta feature on Yahoo's toolbar. According to eWeek, users who want to remove adware as well as spyware with the new toolbar, "must check a box each time they conduct a scan."

While some people defend adware and claim it is different from spyware, many anti-spyware experts and privacy activists dot not see much of a difference. Adware and spyware are both products consumers don't want so Yahoo should make it easy for users to remove both.
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