In an article yesterday titled, “Spyware Purveyor in Cross Hairs,” Wired News is reporting that the FTC has (finally) filed a complaint against a spyware producer from New Hampshire.
I can only say, “Thank God! It’s about time.”
The article also reveals one of the favorite tricks spyware makers use to sink their claws deeper into the system, which is that they provide what is purported to be a removal tool that turns out to be only another means to install other spyware on the user’s computer. Sometimes they even have the audacity to charge a fee for the “removal tool.”