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Old 04-04-2006, 11:47 AM   #2

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Default Eliot Spitzer sues major `spyware' Internet company over pop-up ads

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer today sought a court order to against Direct Revenue to stop them from allegedly installing millions of pop-up ad programs that he said also monitors the Internet activity of users.

Spitzer said the applications are unfair to consumers and deceptive, bad for businesses who need efficient networks and bad for retailers who need consumer trust.

According to Eliot Spitzer Direct Revenue or its distributors offered browsers, software or free games but didn't mention that the downloads contained spyware.

Spitzer said his investigators documented 21 with Aurora, OfferOptimizer and VX2 downloads. The company can track Web activity and deliver pop-ups after the downloading.

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