The cases went away with such a whimper that we almost missed it, but it looks like the New York attorney general’s effort to prosecute an action against some of the companies that were advertised through adware has come to an end. In contrast with the multi-million dollar settlements in the financial services and insurance industry cases, the New York AG settled for payments topping out at $35,000 along with agreements to take steps to stop a recurrence of the practice. The department’s press release does not indicate that any other cases are still pending. See Spitzer Eyes Some Online Advertisers for more about the targeting of advertisers. And for those who are not Eliot Spitzer fans, see Eric Goldman’s post .