I received a report from CoU team-member, Triple Helix that the new installers of Webroot Spy Sweeper, Spy Sweeper Antivirus etc do NOT have ASK toolbar/ASK search anymore. I tried to double-check but my slow connection won’t let me succeed in downloading the installers from Webroot so I requested another CoU team, Hardhead to double-check the installers. Hardhead confirmed also that the new installers of Webroot do not have ASK toolbar and Ask search.
Because of the above, CoU will delisted Webroot in the “Products with Ask Toolbar”.
Edit to add: I able to download the new installer of Webroot Spy Sweeper few minutes ago. I test by installing it on test system, XP and Vista on VPC 2007. Call this as “CoU triple-checking” —> to make sure there’s really no toolbar (you’ll never know if the installer has been updated 😀 ). Yes, there’s NO ASK Toolbar with Webroot Spy Sweeper and Webroot Spy Sweeper Antivirus v126.96.36.199 (released Feb. 2009). This is good. Let’s hope other security vendors will stop adding the unwanted and unnecessary component like Ask Search and Ask Toolbar.