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by Paul Kerstein

Adware Maker Tries Image Makeover

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Jun 28, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Adware company 180solutions is trying to alter its image byalerting PC users whose PCs run their ad-serving software and is also offeringtips on removing it. The New York Times reports that 180solutions software ison roughly 20 millions PCS and the company is renotifying customers to ensure“proper consent and disclosure,” after they had been threatened with litigationand blacklisted by anti-spyware products. The move may also have to do with New York State’s Attorney General Eliot Spitzerbringing another Web marketer, Intermix Media, to court for installing similaradware. Read more.