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Friday, 18 August 2006

March 2004: Softomate Toolbar is classified as an adware by CA.

~November 2004: Softomate Toolbar is classified as an adware by Kaspersky.

March 2005: Softomate Toolbar is classified as an adware by McAfee.

Early August 2006: AOL uses Softomate for the "AOL Security Toolbar", which is bundled (and installed by default) in their free Anti-Virus package.

Late August 2006: Security vulnerability was found in the "AOL Security Toolbar", reported and confirmed by AOL.

More info: AOL Security Tools Raise Adware Questions


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