Microsoft revokes MVP status of adware distributor


One week after it named the creator of a Windows Messenger add-on to its list of Most Valued Professionals (MVP), Microsoft Corp. has revoked the award after critics pointed out that the program is used to distribute adware.

...security experts last week said Paciullo's software is also used to distribute Lop, which they described as a nasty adware program. Other MVPs said his addition to the list made a mockery of the MVP program. Microsoft revokes MVP status of adware distributor

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 10th October 2006 3:04AM