Microsoft Downgrades Claria Adware Detection

John Leyden, reporting for The Register:

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.

If this is true, it boggles the mind.

Thursday, 7 July 2005