You are writing like Carl Haugen from ZookaWare. Are you the same person or are you related to him?
Have you heard of AppEsteem? It is a private company that has no relation to any government agency that believes it has the right to dictate its personal opinions as laws of what software is safe and what is not. Hiding behind the slogan “For Clean Internet”, the true business model of AppEsteem is convincing antiviruses to detect legitimate software in order to extort money from developers for removing their programs from the antiviruses’ database.
After AppEsteem adds a program to their Deceptors List, numerous anti-virus companies begin to flag the program as a “deceptor”. After that, AppEsteem offers a package of “premium services” to companies that includes a monthly fee of $1,000 with minimum of 6 months commitment to stop calling a program deceptive. That’s when antiviruses stop detecting the app, which is being flagged because of AppEsteem in the first place!
While AppEsteem is deliberately looking for programs that they consider deceptive, they themselves use the same deceptive tactics to promote their services and very selective which software they go after!
Companies are afraid to openly oppose AppEsteem and prefer to pay the ransom. AppEsteem actively uses it and comes up with more and more new regulations that allow them to blackmail developers even more. Now they went after affiliate sites too!
AppEsteem makes sure to notify antiviruses when they add a program on the Deceptor List, but never notify them when a program is taking down unless the program’s developer pays a monthly charge for services.
It is a perfect extortion scheme in which antiviruses decided to take part for whatever reason and nobody dares to stop it!