More Class Action Lawsuits Against Sneaky Install Adware Firms
from the just-in-time-for-the-holidays dept
Just in time for the holidays, there’s been yet another class action lawsuit filed against a bunch of the more well known adware makers: 180solutions, DirectRevenue and eXact Advertising. Of course, there are already class action suits in progress against (at least) Direct Revenue and 180Solutions. While the end result of class action lawsuits rarely do much to help those actually harmed (the lawyers tend to make out nicely, though), we noted in the past that the class action suit against DirectRevenue was causing advertisers to bail out. The plaintiffs were sending subpoenas to those advertisers, and the last thing they wanted was to be a part of such a lawsuit, apparently. It’s an unintended effect, of course, but too many advertisers have hid behind pretend ignorance about what these adware firms were really doing with their surreptitious installs.