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Zango Take Case Against PC Tools Back

Zango, the company that makes adware has dropped the case it filed against PC Tools, the security software firm, which Zango had charged with deletion of its software from people's computers without acquiring their consent.

Zango explained via a posting on a blog that it voluntarily withdrew the lawsuit because PC Tools had modified its software and was not blocking or deleting the Zango software any more. Vnunet.com reported this on August 29, 2007.

Zango had filed a case against PC Tools in May 2007. This was after it had similarly sued Zone Labs, the creator of ZoneAlarm in 2005. PC Tools had described Zango an "elevated" threat but is currently in the process of re-rate the software perhaps more critical.

PC Tools considers the move its victory over Zango expressing that the adware maker has admitted defeat. The security software vendor connected the withdrawal of the suit to an earlier ruling by a judge who did not agree to Zango's demand for legally restraining PC Tools.

Zango seems to have realized that they cannot have their way in this issue and so it has withdrawn the case, said PC Tools CEO Simon Clausen. SCMagazine published Clausen's statement on August 29, 2007. The company believes Zango should not have filed the case at all. The eventual result strongly indicates that PC Tools would continue with its programs without reclassifying them on account of the threat emerging from legal proceedings, Clausen added.

Zango did not offer any apologies, saying it could reinstate it if situation demands. SCMagazine published this on August 29, 2007.

Taking the cue and moving ahead, Zango plans to concentrate on working aggressively with scan programming companies, Zango said. For consumer privacy, their safety and security are of immense importance to desktop advertising industries just as it is to the scanning application companies.

Zango has been the focus of dispute earlier too regarding its software. In 2006, Zango entered a settlement with the FTC and paid back $3 Million that it acquired fraudulently from its victims. The Commission had accused Zango of deceptively installing adware on users' PCs and creating obstructions for its removal.

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