Protect yourself against adware that comes with downloaded audio

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 29 2004 @ 20:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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.

More info at PC World

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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