Maintenance Checkup V2 Update
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- Written on: May 31st, 2007
Over the past week, our software engineers and our in-shop technicians have been working together to identify real-world spyware infections and then test to see if the Maintenance Checkup Home Edition (MCHE) can remove them.
We were happy to find that the adjustments that were made earlier this month to reduce false detections worked VERY well. However, during its first test spyware removal trials last week, the MCHE was detecting and removing only 15% of the malware it encountered.
After some database tweaks and some modifications to the detection engine, we have increased the rate of positive detections to over 50%. While this is a stunning improvement, it is still not high enough that I am comfortable releasing the software. Adam and Bob have assured me that we can get these numbers up in the 90th percentile quickly, so I am going to hold for that.
As soon as we hit that 90th percentile, this software will be released to our current subscribers and will be avilable on the maintenance checkup website for 90-day trials. Shortly after that it will be available on Download.com as well.
Thank you all so much for your patience throughout this process. Many of you contact me every week and ask me for status reports and the like because you are excited to try out the new application. Thank you for your help, support and advice. This application is MUCH better because of it!
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