Rogue anti spyware vendor sued by Microsoft and Washington AG

Lawsuits were filed today in the Western Washington US District Court against New York based Secure Computer, naming company president Paul E. Burke, website owner Gary Preston and several of the companies affiliates alleging, among other things, that their application Spyware Cleaner falsely reports spyware on users' computers and the use of aggressive and deceptive marketing techniques to mislead users in order to purchase the software.

The Microsoft suit also alleges that the company used email spam and Windows Messenger pop-ups suggesting that the software was sponsored by or endorsed by Microsoft and illegally used name and trademark to frighten users. Rogue anti-spyware vendor Secure Computer sued by Microsoft and Washington AG | Spyware Confidential |

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 25th January 2006 10:44PM