Adware opponents expose offending advertisers

by admin March 21, 2006 at 11:58 am

Several companies named and shamed

In an effort to cut off funding for questionable adware vendors, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has published a list of companies that purchase advertising on adware networks.

The CDT claims that companies including Altrec, Club Med Americas, eHarmony,,, NetZero, ProFlower, PeoplePC, PerfectMatch,, uBid and Waterfront Media create an incentive for botnet operators to break into computers.

Spyware researcher Ben Edelman has posted images of the offending advertisements on his website. The list is a sample of advertisers that were found using adware from 180solutions.

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