Zango sues Google software for infringing its own malware product

Spyware firms fights back

Though the millions of sufferers of the widespread global spyware and malware epidemic are unlikely to sympathise, a company well known for the production of such programs has hit back at attempts to block its products.

The Inquirer reports that Zango is claiming that PC Tools, a piece of software contained in Google’s current PC package, identifies its software as a possible threat, elevating its danger rating and removing it without the permission of the user.

Zango is seeking $35 in damages.

In November last year Zango was forced to pay $3 million to the US Federal Trade Commission after it was found that its software was secretly installing itself on PCs and subsequently producing pop up windows in Internet Explorer.

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