Microsoft falls victim to shady 'scareware'

Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 12:27 AM EST

Microsoft said it moved quickly to remove a banner advertisement that appeared on its instant-messaging program for a software application that falsely hypes security threats on a user's computer.

"We immediately investigated the reports and removed the offending ads, as this is a violation of our ad-serving policy," wrote Microsoft spokeswoman Whitney Burk, in an e-mail Tuesday.

At InfoWorld.

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