Spyware Removal?


I heard a rumour a while back claiming that some of the major security
vendors had intimated that they would ignore Federal-inspired spyware if
their programmes should happen to come accross these. The notable exception
I believe was Sophos.

What I would like to ask the readers of this forum is firstly, whether there
is any substance to the above rumour;

and secondly, if so, whether there are any stand-alone removal tools that
would indeed detect and remove such spyware programmes.


Nick B.