Avira has won a court case that says that it is legal to block adware.

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "Security firm Avira has won a court case that can not only be chalked up as a win for consumer rights, but could also set something of a precedent. German company Freemium.com took Avira to court for warning users about 'potentially unwanted applications' that could be bundled along with a number of popular games and applications...

    Freemium had argued that users were given the ability to opt out of installing extra software, but the court found that opting out was not made sufficiently clear."

    [Not clear where the court was, but it has to help everywhere to give more AV companies than Malwarebytes, SurfRight e.g.,HitMan, Emisoft, and to a lesser extent Webroot, the courage to block PUPs]

    http://betanews.com/2015/06/29/avir...n=Feed - bn - Betanews Full Content Feed - BN
     
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