DirectRevenue to Pay Back 'Spyware' Gains

Adware distributor DirectRevenue today settled Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges of unfair and deceptive trade practices of installing unwanted and unsolicited spyware unto consumers' computers.

DirectRevenue, which is also entangled in a spyware lawsuit filed by New York State, agreed to not download its adware without consumers' consent and to provide effective means for removing DirectRevenue's software from their computers. It also requires that DirectRevenue monitor its affiliates to ensure that they and their sub-affiliates comply with the FTC order.

In addition, the New York-based company agreed to pay $1.5 million for "ill-gotten gains," a financial settlement that prompted FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz to vote against the deal. DirectRevenue to Pay Back 'Spyware' Gains

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