Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winfixer, XP Antivirus 2008 And Affiliates Are Busted!

After years of reigning terror on users and doing damage to their computers, the purveyors of scumware/scamware have been nailed and have had their assets frozen by a U.S. Federal Court.

The companies operated out of the Kiev, Ukraine and Cincinnati, Ohio.
These scammers bilked millions of dollars out of unsuspecting and/or unknowing users over the years.
They also damaged many users computers by illegally installing their scumware into users computers via 'infected' or altered website ads.

You can read more here and download the Justice Department complaint in PDF form;

Washington Post Story

Hopefully they will be shut down completely but it is highly doubtful.
For every scammer shut down, there are 5 more waiting to take it's place.

Stay Safe!

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