FTC places temporary halt on XP Antivirus and Family

The Federal Trade Commission has gone to U.S. District Court, and shut down, at least for the moment, Innovative Marketing, Inc. and ByteHosting Internet Services, LLC, who they’ve identified as the source of such nasty-ware as WinFixer, WinAntivirus, DriveCleaner, ErrorSafe, and XP Antivirus.

Here’s their press item:

This group of rogue programs has made this past year interesting for me. I clean up these programs more than any other type of malware, and yes, I get paid. But all in all, I’d rather be upgrading hard drives and building new systems.