Zango, an online media company, came up short in its attempt to force an anti-virus company to reclassify its “spyware” tag for the company’s adware.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled in favor of Kaspersky Lab, granting the security company immunity from liability in a suit filed by Zango. According to Kaspersky, Zango sued them to force the company to reclassify Zango’s programs as “non-threatening” and to prevent Kaspersky’s security software from blocking Zango’s programs.

“Kaspersky Lab’s mission is, and has always been, to make the Internet a safer place for all,” said Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky Lab, USA, in a statement. “We are thrilled with the outcome of this case because it supports the key message of the information security industry — consumer protection comes first.”

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