Microsoft AntiSpyware ‘now’ detects Hotbar

Earlier this month, we published a simple study (test) comparing few antispyware program’s real time protection – Does your antispyware’s real-time protection work?

One of the antispyware programs that we studied is Microsoft’s Windows AntiSpyware Beta 1 which failed to protect the system in real time while installing a common threat Hotbar and did not detect Hotbar as adware or spyware.

Microsoft released 5729 definitions earlier today so I did another test using Windows AntiSpyware’s real time protection with 5729 definitions and using Hotbar’s installer again:

See the result in Calendar of Updates

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