Game streaming service Rainway found adware plaguing over 78,000 Fortnite gamers. Rainway's client includes a tracker that records error reports for the engineering team. Hundreds of thousands of reports began appearing June 26.
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Adware stuffed into software you can freely download from the internet can secretly take screenshots of your desktop among other sneaky spyware-like capabilities. It first surfaced in 2012 and mostly targets Windows 10 PCs.
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Lenovo has settled its case with the FTC over the Superfish adware that came preinstalled with some of its laptops a few years ago. It will now have to accept auditing of software and make any installations clear to customers.
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