Opening Spybot and going to Settings/IgnoreProducts and looking down the All Products list, I found four items which have been checked. It would appear these have been checked by default to be ignored by Spybot.
The items are LSP.New.net, MySearch, New.net, and Sidestep. Information on MySearch click here
Does anyone know why Spybot shows these items and then ticks them to be ignored? Is it for legal reasons, perhaps, ie. putting the onus on the end user to untick the ignore box in case there is a breach of a license agreement?
Its a strange one. I assumed that these items were being ignored by default as I haven't ticked them to be ignored. As you suggest, I can always untick them but wondered why they were ticked in the first place.
Spybot isn't detecting these items as being found on my computer, it just has ticks to ignore them in the Ignore Products/All Products list. That's what I can't fathom out as I haven't ticked these items to be ignored.
As none of the items in your list are checked to be ignored, it cannot be a default setting so I'll have a ponder and maybe get onto Google to see if I can find anything.
Just checked mine and have the same ones ticked as you but have now unticked them. I have never ticked any as I have been using the easy mode. I have now unticked them as Dorsai seems to think it will be ok.
Thanks very much for your links which explain what's going on. From your first link Spybot say, "These 4 entries are set to be ignored by default because these products are slowly losing their spyware status. We are considering to remove them from our database completely but want to wait and see how they develop first."