Firms shut down in public interest and following an order from the HC.
Two United Kingdom (UK)-registered information technology (IT) companies that generated unsolicited pop-up error messages and led users to believe that there was a fault in their system that needed payment to fix, have been wound up in the public interest following a hearing at the high court (HC).
The Insolvency Service said on Wednesday (June 16) that the official receiver has been appointed liquidator for the two companies: Msinfosys Support Ltd and MS Global Support Ltd.
After receiving the error messages, when people phoned the companies to check what was wrong, some were led to believe there was a fault with their computers and that they were dealing with well-known software companies. Some paid money to fix their computers.
But officials said that neither Msinfosys Support nor MS Global Support were authorised to act on behalf of the larger software…