Deceptive EULA, spyware bring down the wrath of the FTC


The Federal Trade Commission has ended its war against the makers of Media Motor, a company that purported to offer free screensavers and videos for Windows users but secretly installed spyware onto the user's machine. Media Motor's parent company, ERG Ventures, has been ordered to give up at least $330,000 it has made as a result of its spyware.

The company was also barred from continuing to install any software onto users' computers without explicit consent from the customer and from installing any software that interferes with anyone's computer use. The case goes back to October of 2006, when the FTC first began investigating Media Motor. Deceptive EULA, spyware bring down the wrath of the FTC

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 7th October 2007 10:56PM