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State Spyware Case Summary
Company behaviors considered illegal by state Attorneys General
State of New York
Intermix Media, Inc.
â€¢ Deceptively and surreptitiously bundling invasive spyware or adware programs with "free" games, cursors, screensavers, or other small software programs.
â€¢ Employing deceptive methods to prevent users from detecting and removing installed software, including: not making the software accessible in the "All Programs" or "Programs" list, hiding the software in folders not usually associated with programs, not listing the software in the "Add/Remove Programs" utility, not providing an uninstall utility for the software, and reinstalling the software after a user has deleted it.
New York General Business Law Â§ 349, 350
New York common law prohibiting trespass to chattels