Google Routs AVG in Toolbar Scam Crackdown

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California Photograph by Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

A cryptic blog post from Google last week took aim at “bad apples” among its advertising partners and demanded pre-approval for certain software offerings that want to use Google advertising services. It was hard at first to discern the target of the mysterious message, but now it’s pretty clear that Google fired a shot across the bow of security site AVG and others that might be tempted to trick people into installing unwanted products.

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