Man Settles Google AdWords-Spyware Case for $2,000

A New Hampshire man has agreed to pay $2,000 to settle charges that he misused Microsoft's name to trick consumers into buying ineffective antispyware products, using Google's AdWords program. The suit alleges that software vendor Secure Computer sold an antispyware product that not only fails to remove spyware as advertised, but actually makes users' computers less secure.

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