Download dangers

There is a wealth of information on the Internet. You will be able to get almost anything through downloading or visiting a website. You will be able to get online videos through downloading. You will be able to get PC wallpapers through downloading. You can even get free games through downloading. All of these things are great but you should not be downloading data from malicious or suspicious sites.

 

For example, imagine surfing the Internet and running across this website that offers free games. You visit the website and it displays a link for downloading the game. You click on it, wait for awhile as the game is downloading, and then you install it on to your computer. Suddenly, after a few minutes, your hard drive crashes and you lose all the information on your computer. What just happened to you is a virus attack. You downloaded software from a malicious site. You thought that you downloaded a game but the game was really a virus program designed to destroy your hard drive. There are people out there who get a kick out of spreading viruses so you should be aware of them. You should take caution when downloading things over the Internet. If ever you are downloading something, you have to make sure that it is from a respectable site. These sites will unlikely have viruses on their programs, but you should still ensure you have virus and spyware protection installed. Sites that you should be careful of are those sites which seem too good to be true. If there are sites that offer pirated software then you should be careful. You never know what you will be getting from them. If you happen to visit a site that offers free music mp3’s then you should be wary too. When downloading illegal software, you have no defense legally and technically. If you end up with a virus then your computer will crash. Suing the website will be a lost cause because even the FBI and the CIA are looking for these pirates.

The bottom line is this. If you are going to be downloading anything from the Internet then you have to be able to trust the site you are getting it from. You should also be careful when downloading any email because there might be viruses on it too. Anything you download must be trustworthy of downloading. It is up to you to make that judgment. Be as conservative as possible to protect yourself.

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