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Why Adware works

Admittedly, this is a strange title for an antispyware blog, but there’s good reason for it. In order to understand the “enemy”, you have to understand the mind of the enemy (and pardon me for using such a harsh term as enemy, but many users feel...

iDownload legal matter

There’s a furor on the ‘net about iDownload having sent out cease and desist letters to pretty much most of the known universe. We got a letter, and we sent a response. It’s 16 pages, with detailed documentation about iDownload’s practices....

Defining Adware and Spyware

Monday, we got a cease-and-desist letter from some adware vendor, accusing us of defamation or some such nonsense. Well, we get these kinds of notices all the time, albeit not nearly as threatening as this one. They are actually quite interesting. We get emails like...

Messaging frameworks

Next quarter, we will be releasing a new version of iHateSpam Server, which is currently code named “Ninja” (these are the types of codenames you get when you have sys admins working on products). It will be in two parts—an antispam version (which will be free for...