Windows AntiSpyware (Beta): Analysis Approach and Categories
Published: March 10, 2005
Microsoft® Windows® AntiSpyware (Beta) is a security technology that helps protect Windows users from spyware and other potentially unwanted software. The scanning engine in Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) uses a definition library of over 100,000 threat files and settings. Spyware threats, like viruses, continue to emerge, and as a result, the Microsoft research team regularly adds new forms of spyware and other potentially unwanted software to the Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) definition library.
This white paper provides an overview of the approach and criteria categories currently used by the Microsoft research team to analyze and classify software. This is an emerging topic, with new forms of spyware and other potentially unwanted software developing rapidly along with their related behaviors. As a result, the approach and criteria categories described in this paper may change over time to adjust to the environment.
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