The folks behind Cydoor Desktop Media have launched a new CPA network, Oridian. I would expect that industry watchdogs have their eyes on this move.
According to SpywareGuide, Cydoor is classified as a minimal threat, but “Removal is hard.”
And Broadband Reports published a note from Cydoor asking the site to stop referring to Cydoor as spyware. Cydoor requested that they be referred to as “a mild adware.”
According to the Oridian site, “Spun out from Cydoor Desktop Media in September 2005, Oridian is a completely separate entity. Offering prime online media solutions, Oridian is firmly based on the professional foundation established by Cydoor.”