Microsoft awards MVP status to adware distributor

Microsoft Corp. has come under fire for naming the developer of a program that can install adware on user's PCs as one of its Most Valued Professionals.

MVPs are people with deep knowledge of Microsoft products who volunteer to answer technical questions for other users or contribute to its software in significant ways. It's a prestigious recognition, with only about 2,600 MVPs worldwide.

Microsoft recently added Cyril Paciullo to its MVP list. He's the developer of Messenger Plus, a free plug-in that adds some handy features to Microsoft's Windows Messenger program, like the ability to stack several chat windows together and access them via tabs. Microsoft awards MVP status to adware distributor

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