Lawsuit filed against 180solutions

Lawsuit filed against 180solutions

Summary: 180soluti0ns is charged with illegal practices and deceptive distribution of their software in United States and Illinois class action complaint.

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A class action complaint against adware company 180solutions was filed today in an Illinois United States District Court by attorneys Shawn M. Collins and David J. Fish of The Collins Law Firm.  The complaint on behalf of residents of the United States and the state of Illinois charges that 180solutions downloaded spyware on computers illegally causing a number of damages.  180solutions' alleged illegal practices include deceptively distributing spyware files and preventing users from removing them, engaging in deceptive misconduct to download its spyware without users' knowledge or consent, lying to consumers about its spyware, etc.

Counts include computer fraud and abuse, violating Electronic Communications Privacy Act/Wiretap Act (United States), Trespass to Personal Property/Chattels, Consumer Fraud Act, Negligence, Computer Tampering and Invasion of Privacy, (Illinois).  Numerous examples are given for each.  On page 11, it states "Finally, the public health and safety is also threatened by 180solutions' spyware because it was distributed at an Internet site (and thus financially supported an Internet site) showing child pornography."  At the bottom of page 14, it states "180solutions intended to profit, and did actually profit from its wrongful conduct by being able to obtain more adverting money by virtue of being downloaded onto more computers" and 180solutions knew that its conduct was deceptive and misleading [...]" and so on. A jury trial is demanded.

IANAL (I am not a lawyer) and can't comment on the legal issues, but I can confirm I've seen the behavior of 180's software as described in the filing.  So much for all 180's recent attempts at good PR and changing their image.

The court document can be downloaded here

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  • What do you call

    180solutions at the bottom of the ocean? A start . . . ;)
    Roger Ramjet
    • RE: What do you call

      >180solutions at the bottom of the ocean? A start

      Like all other adware pinheads:

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      SysAdmin202
  • Lawsuit Filed Against 180solutions

    It's about damn time! I'm thrilled to death that someone that had the power to do something finally did. I've found myuself in the corner several times trying to get 180solutions crap off my computer. I have a very serious illness and my computer is my way to get passed all the illness and see the world. So I really get mad whan someone knowingly and willingly, without my consent, puts something harmful on my pc.And they knew what theyu were doing. That's why they went the e3xctra mile to make sure that once they got it on you would have a hard time getting it off. So if you're looking for sympathy from these guys, you're looking in the wrong place.I hope this shuts them down. But what really have we gained? They will be back in another place with another name doing the same garbage all over again. But for now, I'll savor this victory.Chalk one up for the good guys!
    brolarry
  • Lawsuit Filed Against 180solutions

    It's about damn time! I'm thrilled to death that someone that had the power to do something finally did. I've found myself in the corner several times trying to get 180solutions harmful junk off my computer. I have a very serious illness and my computer is my way to get passed all the illness and see the world. So I really try to takje care of it and go to some expense to keep it in good shape.So I get mad when someone knowingly and willingly, without my consent, puts something harmful on my pc.And they knew what they were doing. That's why they went the extra mile to make sure that once they got it on you would have a hard time getting it off. So if you're looking for sympathy for these guys, you're looking in the wrong place.I hope this shuts them down for good. But what really have we gained? They will be back in another place with another name doing the same garbage all over again. But for now, I'll savor this victory.Chalk one up for the good guys-finally!
    brolarry
  • Good news

    Though I am not an American, but I was previously affected by the 180solutions spyware before too. I am glad to see that someone is doing something to this company.

    Rgds,
    O'dream
    usjag_18
  • I'm With Y'All -- Bout Time!

    I almost feel a little safer! For a while was thinking I'd have to go Mac or something to aavoide all this spyware! Geez!


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    kjax880
  • RE: Lawsuit filed against 180solutions

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