Microsoft, Washington State Sue Scareware Firms
Microsoft sues software maker who tricked Windows users into buying software for non-existent problems
Spam isn’t the only computer nuisance that lawmakers and corporations are going after these days. The Washington State Office of the Attorney General filed a suit in cooperation with Microsoft against a software market that allegedly tricked consumers into buying software they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need.
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna said in a statement, “The Attorney GeneralÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Office along with Microsoft has yanked the fear factor dial out of the hands of businesses that use scareware as a marketing tool and have spun it toward them.”
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