Death Threats for A Better Internet
If most of your Emails are death threats and every sentence contains the F-word or worse, you might think your company is doing something wrong. Not so for Direct Revenue, LLC, the folks behind “A Better Internet” and MyPCTuneUp.com. They just archived them, smiled a “teethy grin”, and said, “its not spyware, it’s advertising software”. They even drove one customer to write, “i got a knife to my throat and if i get another pop up tonight i am going to kill myself”.
Earlier today, the NYS Attorney Generals office made Emails and other evidence available to the public. If you want to know everything there is to know about New York vs. Direct Revenue and what happens behind the scenes at a so-called “Advertising” company, check out http://www.benedelman.org/spyware/nyag-dr/
Internal Emails by Direct Revenue officers and employees discuss creating bogus companies to create domain names, how to use holes in the Windows, creating random file names to prevent detection, making sure there is no way to Uninstall, amounts paid to affiliates, and even how to handle death threats from unhappy consumers.
If you want to read what some of the most angry customers said click on “Exhibit 5” and scroll down.