While the news has been that Microsoft downgraded the Claria listing, we have reports now that there are a number of other items that have been downgraded to “Ignore” status, including certain WhenU adware programs, WebHancer and Ezula Toptext.  So the Claria downgrade is quite likely part of a bigger picture regarding Microsoft’s listing criteria for adware.



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Alex Eckelberry