Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.
Created and sold by Seismic Entertainment Productions Inc., Smartbot.Net, Inc., and Sanford Wallace. We have also noted countless "affiliate" sites promoting this software.
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Rogue "anti-spyware" that uses adware mechanisms to deluge users with pop-up ads urging users to buy their solution.
The FTC alleges the companies covertly installed the software on computers, causing systems to be deluged by pop-up advertisements, and then sending messages saying they needed to buy "Spy Wiper" or "Spy Deleter" for $30. The FTC also alleges the defendants have unfairly: changed consumers' Web browsers, installed advertising and other software programs, and compelled purchase of anti-spyware software.
The FTC is asking the court to temporarily:
Restrain defendants from publishing, disseminating or distributing software code, script or any other content on or through the Internet, Web and other places.
Require defendants to remove the software script that exploits Web browser vulnerabilities from any Web site, Web page, and other places.
Require defendants to produce documents relating to their Internet marketing.