Posts Tagged ‘software’

Lawsuit:Norton anti-virus updates double-billing

December 23, 2008

According to a lawsuit filed in California Federal Court, a plaintiff upgraded her Norton anti-virus software and was charged for software twice; once for the renewal and once for the upgrade.  She claims when she contacted Symantec about the double-billing and asked what they would do to correct this error, they said “nothing.”

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews

Cisco violating copyrights on freeware?

December 15, 2008

Not as crazy as it sounds.  Free Software Foundation holds several software copyrights that they require be distributed at no cost.  The lawsuit filed in New York claims that Cisco is selling various “Linksys” software programs which have the foundation’s free software imbedded in it and aren’t making the source code available for free.

Summary courtesy Courthousenews

Same 43 errors no matter which computer

November 24, 2008

The State of Texas is suing a Austin man, James McCreary and his company, Alpha Red Inc, for selling software called “RegistryCleanerXP” that promises to fix errors and make your computer run more smoothly.  However, it does no such thing according to the State.  In fact, the complaint states that if you go to and click on the free scan it will reveal that your computer has 43 errors.  My computer also has 43 errors and Uncle Arthur’s too!   Every computer has 43 errors, isn’t that amazing!

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews