I know most AV products classify Alexa’s Toolbar as adware mostly due to privacy concerns. I find OnAccess correctly identifies the Alexa DLL as “not a virus:adware” but there appears to be no way to elminate this file from scanning and allow this tool to continue functioning (yes it is useful to me, beyond the semi-anonymous browsing data issue)
The issue is this: FSAV (and others) may warn about Alexa Toolbar, but CAV has no way that I can readily see to exclude this dll from scanning or decide any action other than quarantine. FSAV allows it to run. I rather like using Alexa toolbar. Google toolbar seems to have the same concerns as Alexa, yet no problems with Google.
Bottom Line: Alexa is purpose installed and I, and many others, wish to use it and do not mind the data leak of browsing habits- that is the very reason we have it to begin with.
Is there any way to exclude the alexa DLL onacess?