US authorities warn of bogus anti-spyware

Monday, 21 March 2005, 2:51 PM EST

A company that tricked consumers into buying bogus anti-spyware software has been shut down by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

The FTC said in a ruling that Spyware Assassin did not remove spyware and used bogus advertising to lure users onto its website. These included pop-up ads that told people they had spyware on their PCs when no such software existed.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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