Spyware: You Can't Keep A Bad Scheme Down
The spyware scourge is only getting worse. Worried about angry consumers and legal troubles such as those facing Direct Revenue, some spyware companies are changing their ways for example, by asking computer users more clearly whether they understand they will receive pop-up ads.
But new and more nefarious online advertising outfits are cropping up, many of them based overseas, says C. David Moll, chief executive of Webroot Software Inc., a Boulder (Colo.) company that makes programs to fight spyware. "Trench warfare, that is spyware today," Moll says. You Can't Keep A Bad Scheme Down
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