Symantec settles adware dispute with Hotbar

Symantec Corp. Friday said it has reached an out-of-court agreement in its adware lawsuit against New York-based Inc. The deal calls for Symantec to dismiss its suit, but continue to classify Hotbar's program files as low-risk adware.

Hotbar's programs allow users to add graphical skins to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express toolbars and also add its own toolbar and search button. Symantec says that these programs can enable the display of advertisements and track user's online browsing habits, which can be used to display targeted ads. Symantec settles adware dispute with Hotbar - Computerworld

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