IBIS, makers of WebSearch Toolbar, claims it is exiting the adware model.
From a press release on the 15th:
IBIS … announces that it will discontinue distribution of its flagship product, WebSearch Toolbar. Amid concerns that WebSearch was being labeled as spyware, the company initiated action to rectify controversial aspects of the product in order to refute spyware claims.
Their strategy will be to focus on Crawler site and toolbar, as well as their SpywareTerminator antispyware application (which is listed on SpywareWarrior’s Rogue/Suspect antispyware page).
We will be researching their claims for validity.