Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for the Web
See update 16 July 2005 <--- Click to see an important update dated 16 July 2005
As at 7 July 2005 Trend Micro Antispyware SMB is still misdetecting this CLSID - this is very disappointing considering they received intelligence about this misdetection nearly a fortnight ago. That being said, I still have hopes that some more dialogue will get this and the other misdetection (adgoblin) resolved...
As you may know, Trend Micro has purchased Intermute, the owner of the famous antispyware product CWShredder (originally created by Merijn):
TrendMicro have released an online Anti-Spyware scan called “Trend Micro Anti-Spyware on the Web”:
The reason for this blog is just to let everybody know that the scan is flagging a false positive in some circumstances, described as “BHJK_COOLWEBSEARCH. The misdetected CLSID is:
The flagged CLSID is the CLSID for the Search Browser Bar (the search pane that appears to left of screen when you click on the search button on IE's toolbar or via View, Explorer Bar, Search):
The false positive can safely be ignored - DO NOT delete the key.
It is important to let you know that thanks to a good friend/associate (hi Wayne) I've been able to alert Trend to the misdetection very quickly, and I have high hopes that the misdetection will be fixed very promptly. Trend seem to be very open to dialogue and feedback.
On a similar note, Trend are releasing various Anti-Spyware products for purchase in various flavours. I've tested teh consumer version of the product, and am currently experimenting with the SMB version on my home network - so far its working fine (apart from the false positives) but there are some usability issues and 'gotchas' that have bitten me in the butt - I'll blog about them soon.