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Company fined $3m for adware use
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Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 07 November 2006 16:38

An online advertising company is to pay $3m (£2m) for "unfairly and deceptively" downloading its software onto people's computers.

In a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the firm also agreed to now seek consent before installing software and to make removing it easier.

US-based Zango, the FTC said, installed adware more than 70 million times, causing 6.9 billion pop-up ads.

Zango's CEO said he "deeply regretted" any negative impact.

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