Ben Edelman targets C-NetMedia

Ben Edelman targets C-NetMedia

Summary: Ben Edelman has created a nice Valentine's day post.  I am sure the folks behind C-NetMedia are swooning over it even now.

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TOPICS: Malware, Security
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Ben Edelman has created a nice Valentine's day post.  I am sure the folks behind C-NetMedia are swooning over it even now.  Ben eviscerates these guys.  First he tracks all of the deceptive Google ads that make C-NetMedia's product appear to be "official" and attempt to associate them with Spybot Search and Destroy the truly excellent anti-spyware product.

While Ben points out that C-NetMedia is not in anyway related to CNET, the media company that owns among other things ZDNet, the host of this blog,  he does not point out the obvious desire on the part of these purps to associate with the largest channel for anti-spyware software, CNET's Download.com.

Ben then goes on to show how C-NetMedia's product incorrectly identities "43 parasites" on his clean PC and asks for money to clean it up.

My advice to these people at C-NetMedia:  Run, run very fast. Ben is after you. And where Ben stalks the FTC is not far behind!

Topics: Malware, Security

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