Not all files on peer-to-peer networks are genuine. Here are tips to help you dodge the fakes.
For the moment, you don't have to fret much. Even though PC World found files that purported to be music but, when opened, spawned a flock of pop-up ads, audio and video adware isn't widespread. And malicious hackers haven't yet figured out how to craft files that do the same thing. But to be on the safe side, you should think a little more carefully about the files you download from peer-to-peer networks.