I’m a huge fan of consumer reports. It’s a company that I trust and, I’ll be honest, sometimes I let them do all my research for me. When we bought a barbecue, I only looked at their rating and the price. I’m very happy with my barbecue. When I buy a car, I always look at their analysis. For computer stuff? Well, I certainly respect their work.
So when they tested anti-spyware, I didn’t even blink. I read their article, wondered a little how they’d done the tests and read the next article. Of course, I don’t work on anti-spyware. Anyway, it looks like they have really stirred folks up. Some of the criticisms leveled in this blog seem quite valid. Of course I haven’t read a CR response yet (couldn’t find one on their site). But there are certainly quite a few people talking about it.