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Thursday, April 06, 2006

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.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Cel said...

Bill: Awsome resources you listed. Some read. First time I ever read info about lawsuits about spyware like that. Was a real eye opener. Sure appears the AG has a good case against these vermin.
Thanks for sharing

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do I do if I get a internet death threat asking for money. Isn't there someone I can report this to?

Rozrussel@yahoo.com

2:08 AM  
Blogger Bill Pytlovany said...

Roz,

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I would contact your local authorities. A problem like this is serious and beyond the kind of help I can provide.

Bill

5:10 PM  

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