In reply to what was asked on twitter:
How many security companies do you consider ethical my friend? Is business always ethical?
Business can be ethical. There must be a trust relationship between vendors and customers. Look at the problems I point:
Another problem is the license. When the free scanner detects an infection. It proposes acquiring (buying) a license from the infected system. This is a very bad idea: the malware may stole identity and credit card informations.
Users trust in a product to remove an infection. Some corps. see only profits and don't care about informations stolen while registration process.
You are referring to the "free scan" model. Once again, it is a marketing plan and although some people do not like it at all, it is used by many legit companies.
Not a good answer to me. It is not because many people do stupid things you have to do the same.
Hope you don't consider my blog as a rogue? But then again, you can take it or leave it.
It's clear and said in the blog article: "The limit between rogue, PUP and non-ethic is poor. I won't consider it as rogue because of the missing rogue symptoms, but ParetoLogic is certainly not ethical."
ParetoLogic have a serious business plan problem with affiliates method.