The company behind SpywareNo claims that it has been the victim of "unscrupulous online advertisers who bundle the product with noxious wares."
"We use affiliated advertisers to [market SpywareNo]. It is a shame that some of our advertisers do not respect the law, but unfortunately we are unable to check them all at the initial stage," wrote a person claiming to be Jessica Simmons, SpywareNo's public relations manager, in an e-mail to eWEEK.
"This may be a trick used by those unprincipled advertisers," she said.
SpywareNo scored poorly in a test of its effectiveness in detecting spyware on a machine carried out by security professionals, and remains a product I would not personally recommend.