Anti-spyware vendors tag Ask Jeeves software

Tuesday, 13 September 2005, 1:59 PM EST

Ask Jeeves Inc.'s web browser plug-in programs have been flagged by at least two anti-spyware vendors that claim third-party companies distributing the search engine's applications fail to adequately notify computer owners before installing the software.

The vendors object to Ask Jeeves partners installing the software without telling the computer user upfront, as opposed to burying the fact in a disclosure document.

By Antone Gonsalves at InformationWeek.

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