Downloading Videos, Music, Files etc for free comes with many risks.¬† Anyone can attach a virus to a video, music file, or software so that you get a little bonus with your download.¬† Unfortunately it is not a good bonus for you.¬†¬† A great example of this has just hit the news.¬† Some of you have heard about a video involving Kendra Wilkinson.¬†¬†¬† A paid version of the video is available.¬† There is also a Kendra Wilkinson video that has been posted to Free File Sharing Sites and Torrent sites.¬† Included in this free version may be some harmful software for your PC.¬†¬†¬† Read the article here:
Sex sells, especially when it comes to viruses and infections on your PC.¬†¬†¬† Virus makers and hackers alike know the power of sex and use it to draw in countless victims via illegitimate ads on Adult sites.¬†¬† They also will post videos to Torrent Sites, File Sharing Sites as well.¬† These videos can have extra code attached to them to infect your machine with nasty viruses.¬†¬†¬† The Kendra tape is just one of many that are out there trying to trick and deceive unsuspecting PC users.¬† A couple of blog posts back, I mentioned a Facebook Video Clip Virus that was going around supposedly showing some bikini beach babes but really was a nasty Trojan that would infect your PC.¬†¬† These are great ways for viruses to spread and the virus makers know it.
If you use these types of sites, you are surely increasing your chances of contracting an infection.¬†¬† Anyone who uploads files to these sites can easily attach anything they want to the file.¬†¬† Even with your Security Software up to date, there are new infections released every day on these types of sites.¬† The virus makers know where the public is most vulnerable and exploit this advantage constantly.¬†¬† Fake Ads on legitimate websites and file sharing sites are prime sources of infections.¬†¬† This is especially prevalent on adult sites.¬†¬† Never click on Ads even on paid Adult sites.
The temptation to get free music, videos, software etc will not stop nor will the viruses and other harmful software that is distributed on these sites.¬†¬† What you can do to protect yourself and your PC is to not use these sites.¬†¬† You get what you pay for.¬†¬† Sometimes when you get something for free, you really get yourself a virus which you could end up paying for to have it removed.¬†¬† Or the price may be your personal information, Bank information, or a key logger to track your movements.¬†¬† Are these risks you are willing to take to get the latest single from Lady GaGa?
If you do use Free File Sharing Sites and Torrents etc. then just be prepared to accept the risks of using such software.¬†¬† Keep your Security Software updated and run regular scans to ensure your PC as is clean as it can be.¬† The more times you download from these sites, the more times you increase your chances to infect your PC.¬†¬† Many virus removal businesses will usually insist on removing this type of software if present.¬† At ZolexPC we recommend removing these programs as they are deemed to be harmful to your PC.¬† Use these sites at your own risk.
Thanks for reading and have¬† great rest of the week.