Company Joins Consortium to Ensure Highest Privacy and Consent Standards for Consumers Online
Distribution Source : PRNewswire
Date : Friday - January 14, 2005
BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- 180solutions, a provider of search marketing solutions, today announced it has become a developer member of the Consortium of Anti-Spyware Technology vendors (COAST).
COAST (http://www.coast-info.org/) is a non-profit organization comprised of anti-spyware vendors, software developers and researchers who have come together in an effort to educate and protect consumers and businesses from the Internet's burgeoning spyware problem. By working with COAST and complying with its strict Code of Ethics, standards and guidelines, 180solutions aligns itself with the organization's governing companies, Aluria Software LLC, PestPatrol, Inc. (recently acquired by Computer Associates), Webroot, Inc., and NoAdware.net.
WTF is COAST thinking??? I don’t get it, I really don’t. 180solutions is one of the most notorious and obnoxious adware/spyware companies out there. Read about nCase, installation problems, installation through security holes, with no EULA or prompts to install, difficulty with uninstalling, recruiting affiliates to bundle the software for payoffs per installation and recruiting advertisers by spam. (most links via Ben Edelman)
I have a question for Pest Patrol, (Computer Associates), Webroot Software (makers of Spy Sweeper), both highly regarded anti-spyware programs and recommended by Spyware Warrior’s Eric Howes. How can you justify admitting 180solutions into COAST when your very own software targets and removes it?
CastleCops is asking questions too. “Have they (180solutions) cleaned up their act?” “Is COAST creating a double standard?”
Something is VERY wrong with this picture.