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Court ruling – Spyware Assassin given cease and desist order

March 14th 2005 in Uncategorized

A small win for betrayware (fake spyware removal software) victims was reported today on the Australian news channels:
http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,12538391%5E15331%5E%5Enbv%5E15306%2D15318,00.html


“ … The makers of Spyware Assassin tried to scare consumers into buying software through pop-up ads and email that warned their computers had been infected with malicious monitoring software, … A US court has ordered the company and its owner, Thomas Delanoy, to suspend its activities until a court hearing on Tuesday. The company could be required to give back all the money it made from selling Spyware Assassin.  …”


That’s the way to do it! Hit them in their hip pockets!!


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