Search For Audio Files Safely On The Internet

There are a lot of activities that are popular on the internet but there are two that are probably the most popular these days. The two activities that are probably the most popular are watching video and listening to music. As a matter of fact, the music aspect of the internet is what first brought a lot of people online during the late 90’s and the early 2000’s. People would hear that you could listen to music for free both illegally and legally and they wanted to see what it was all about. So they signed up for the internet and along with the music, they also have found other items that were interesting on the internet.


But while video may be considered king on the internet right now, audio is still very important. There are still a lot of people out there who listen to music and they like the fact that they are able to get so much of it online still. These days you have a lot of options when it comes to the music that you listen to. There are services that are subscription based. These include services such as Rdio and Spotify. There are services that allow you to store your own music and listen to it whenever you want. These services include Google music and other such similar services. And there are services that allow you to purchase digital music online. These services include of course iTunes and also Amazon.

But while there are a lot of services that let you listen to music legally these days, there are still a number of people who download illegal music when they get the chance. They use some of the services out there like Bittorrent and file hosting lockers to access music that they did not pay for. There are several reasons why this is done. Some people cannot afford the prices that a subscription service has set and buying the file itself would cost. But there are also a lot of people who like the quality options that the illegal methods offer. There are a lot of people who rip higher quality digital files and then pirate them.

But if you choose this option then you should know that you are really playing with fire. You may think that you know what a music file looks like but believe me, there are bad guys on the internet who specialize in tricking people. They disguise executable files to look like they are MP3 files and they wait for people to download them. Or they add extra files to the illegal download and wait for people to click on these extra files. Those extra files promise other items like more free music or other goodies. So people click on those files and that is when they get infected.

If you decide to go the illegal route when it comes to finding music on the web then you need to make sure that you are prepared for the consequences. And you have to be sure that you know how to protect your computer from the bad guys that are out there. To make sure that you are protected you should scan every file that is loading off of your computer from sites such as these. And if you are going to scan the files then you have to make sure that your antivirus is updated. If it is not updated then a lot of the newer infections will be able to get passed it.

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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