Microsoft, Washington State Sue Scareware Firms

by admin September 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

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 didn’t need.

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna said in a statement, “The Attorney General’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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