Yahoo’s Anti-Spy toolbar feature buggy

Yahoo on Friday confirmed that its recently released toolbar has mistakenly linked an alleged spyware program with a product that has nothing to do with the application in question.

A company representative said late Friday that its toolbar’s Anti-Spy feature incorrectly identified alleged “hijacker” software known as SearchCentrix as being bundled with Claria’s Gator eWallet product, which is designed to manage usernames and passwords. Hijacking programs redirect search results or tamper with browser settings, according to Yahoo.

At this rate, Yahoo will take over the ‘Crown’ for Most Buggy Software before fall!