Fake Versions Of The Programs That You Love To Use Every Day Can Be Hazardous To Your Computer

If you have been using the computer for awhile there is a good chance that there is a number of programs that you use on a daily basis. As a matter of fact there is probably a good chance that you have been using these programs everyday for a number of years. You probably know these programs inside and out and you are very good when it comes to using them. But how did you acquire all of these programs. Were they all acquired legally and without a hassle? Or are some of the programs that you have acquired legitimate and some of the programs that you have installed on your computer from warez sites? If you download programs illegally then you should be ready for what can happen to both you and your computer if you download the wrong one.

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There are a lot of different dangers when it comes to getting warez software from a website. You never know who is going to be fine and really give you the program or who is giving you something very different than what you expected. There are a lot of people on both warez sites and on bittorrent sites who will give out fake files and pretend that it is from the original retailer of the software. They will claim that nothing is wrong with the software even though it is sending your antivirus software into conniptions.

You have to remember who you are dealing with when it comes to people who are giving out free software. While some of the people who are doing it are participating for ideological reasons and believe that the software out there should be free, there are also a number of people who are doing it just so that they can try to infect the computers of people who are out there. As a matter of fact, as more people get online around the world and there are more targets and bad guys, then the ratio of people who ideologues and people who are bad guys are only going to go up. You really have to be careful when it comes to placing illegal software on your computer because these days it is filled with malware and virus just ready to set up shop on your system.

But the worst part of all this is that there is a good chance that there is no need for you to install the illegal software in the first place. If you cannot afford the software that is out there then there is a good chance that there is an open source alternative out there ready for you to use. Why take the chance that the bad guys are going to set up shop on your system when you can get a program that is almost as good or even better for free. There is no shortage to the amount of open source software there is for you to use. And if you see a program that you want there is a good chance that there is an open source alternative.

When it comes to your computer, you have to try and keep it safe the best way that you can. And you cannot keep it safe if you are constantly downloading illegal programs onto it. So try your best to go the right route and just look for alternatives to the programs that you might want to use.

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About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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