On the road again....
I'm in Seattle from 24 September till 1 October inclusive for a Publisher's Summit and this year's MVP Summit so things may be quiet for a while.
I see Patchou reports that Microsoft has fixed the MSAS misdetection of Messenger Plus' executable, and some are claiming that this happened because of the petition, and because of various Messenger devoted forum posts and messages (Patchou says “You can be sure that the support you gave to Messenger Plus! on so many internet sites and forums, in addition to the petition, is what made this change a reality“).
Microsoft has fixed other problems/misdetections with MSAS! Reporting an error via the standard reporting channels is all that is required. Several other false positives have been fixed during the past couple of weeks.
The day that I have proof that MSAS changed their detections for any reason other than genuine error and the day a petition is required before corrective action is taken, is the day I actively start campaigning against the product. That day has not come.
9 Sept 2005 - http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/09/06/65524.aspx
27 August 2005 - http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/08/27/64290.aspx
24 August 2005 - http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/08/24/63918.aspx
19 August 2005 - http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/08/19/63394.aspx
18 August 2005 - http://msmvps.com/spywaresucks/archive/2005/08/18/63180.aspx