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FTC Punts Companies for Scareware Scam

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has successfully got a US court's decision in its favor to stop the operations of two companies namely - ByteHosting Internet Services located in Ohio in United States and Innovative Marketing Inc. located in Belize (a Central American country) - for their involvement in a big scareware scam.

The two companies were marked as being responsible for a scam in which computer operators were deceptively warned that a virus had infected their systems when they accessed a web page.

Moreover, the warning contains a web link to a page where a visitor is advised to purchase anti-virus software such as WinAntivirus, WinFixer, ErrorSafe, DriveCleaner and XP. According to the reports, more than a mil...

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