Secure Computer, maker of the Spyware Cleaner anti-malware program, is facing huge fines that could put it completely out of business. Artechnica reports that the Washington state attorney general is accusing the company of selling a product that not only didn't accurately detected the nasties but also marked good files as being spyware then corrupted hard drives of visitors to the company's site who ran a free scan and purchased and ran the $50 program as a result of these false identifiers.
More in this HEXUS.headline - including details of the possible fine, which include US$100,000 per violation for the spyware act!