Spyware and adware continue to plague PCs

Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 1:59 AM EST

The characters who create and distribute spyware eventually reach a crossroads. Some clean up their acts, present themselves as adware aficionados, and do their best to legitimize questionable marketing techniques. Others continue their shady work on the sly. One major player reached a dead end: Adware pusher Claria last week revealed plans to exit the controversial business.

At Security Pipeline.

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