10/9/2006

Microsoft Revokes ‘Adware’ Distributor’s MVP Status

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:00 pm

One week after it named the creator of a Windows Messenger add-on to its list of Most Valued Professionals (MVPs), Microsoft has revoked the award after critics pointed out that the program is used to distribute adware.

Messenger Plus is a free program that adds some useful functions to Microsoft’s instant-messaging software, like the ability to stack several chat windows together and access them via tabs.

However, security experts last week said Paciullo’s software is also used to distribute Lop, which they describe as a nasty adware program. Other MVPs said his addition to the list made a mockery of the MVP program.

Source: cio.com

 

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