Media Motor Grinds to a Halt

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought on another win for the good guys in the battle against spyware.

ERG Ventures, along with one of its affiliates, was ordered by a U.S. district court to stop distributing what the FTC says is deceptive and unfair software downloads. They will also be requesting that the operation give up any ill-gotten gains.

The FTC charged the operation with tricking consumers into downloading free software, like screensavers and videos, bundled with spyware and malware from a program called Media Motor. The long list of the programs destructive behavior includes tracking your computer activity, plaguing you with pop-ups, and degrading your computers performance.

The FTC claims that the program has been installed on millions of computers.

Speaking on behalf of us all- goodbye Media Motor!

You can read the full FTC press release by clicking here.