Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by mrsix, Oct 3, 2008.
Talk about something starting as blackhat being taken down by Microsoft.
I could see when they first came up with the Idea, when no one else was doing it or had thought about the it, and the money signs just came into their heads.
To tell you the truth, I probably wouldn't have seen what they were doing as wrong either. Poping up fake popups telling the visitors they need this software to have a lot of the visitors purchase the software and convert on your part. I guess what really fucked them over was that a lot of the software was not legitimate, but spyware. Mabe if they would have stayed on the legitamate software products like av scanners and spyware cleaners they could have gotten passed the lawsuit.
The problem is strictly in their wording of their messages. By claiming to find some problem on a computer that does not exist, they are committing fraud. If they changed a few words and made it easier to remove their crapware they wouldn't be facing a lawsuit. They were sending windows messenger popups with misleading content. If they simply added a "MAY" to their advertising they could of avoided the lawsuit.
I'm surprised it took this long. It really gives a bad name to the good products that are out there.
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