Adware company 180solutions has once again been beaten on over its product, and again it seems they are positioning to push the problem on their affiliates.
The problem stems from the adware they distribute – it is supposed to be an approve-before-install thing, but the claim is that the software is still easily hacked to circumvent the process (meaning make it a stealth install).
180solutions claims it is a “bug,” and that spyware researcher Ben Edelman should have notified them before going public. As if 180solutions deserves that level of respect. After publically pointing the finger at affiliates and trying to position themselves as the good guys, I think the tolerance threshhold is just about broken by now.