spware detected?

  jonostar 02:53 30 Apr 2005

when running beta version of microsoft anti-spyware, it detected and classified marketscore accelerator as a severe threat.
Does anyone have any further info on this as I am reluctant to remove without additional information. Thanks

  Gandalph 02:57 30 Apr 2005

Remove it. Microsoft Anti-spyware would not have classified it as a severe threat if it wasn't.

  Diodorus Siculus 06:37 30 Apr 2005


Vendor Description

from the readme: 'Marketscore is an Internet customer knowledge company which operates the Marketscore service and whose goal is to understand and help others understand Internet trends and patterns and to identify emerging economic trends. We were originally called Netsetter and renamed the service as Marketscore. Just as television uses the rating services to determine which are the most watched programs and to influence the shows and commercials we watch, the Internet community relies on members of the Marketscore Network (or "Members") to understand the likes and dislikes of Internet users and to discern any patterns that may impact the success or viability of e-commerce and other business enterprises. As a knowledge provider, our goal is to understand your browsing and buying habits, but never to influence them or interfere with your Internet activities. For this reason, we do not advertise on our site nor do we release your name or other contact information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Marketscore is a service of comScore Networks, Inc. (click here) and assists comScore Networks in providing information on Internet trends and usage activity.'

Trackware : Any software which, subsequent to user permission being granted, uses a machine's internet connection to silently transmit personally identifiable information.

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