'Spamford' accepts injunction in FTC spyware case

Wednesday, 5 January 2005, 9:56 AM EST

The Federal Trade Commission and Sanford Wallace reached an agreement that will prevent Wallace from putting so-called spyware programs on users' computers while an FTC lawsuit against him proceeds.

Under the preliminary injunction, Wallace and his companies, SmartBot.net and Seismic Entertainment Products, can advertise only on their Web sites. The order also prohibits Wallace from helping others exploit security vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

By Brian Morrissey at DM News.

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