Beware! Free movies download are laced with malware


Perhaps you should be weary of free stuffs as it has been revealed that sites offering free content often hide malware that can bombard you with ads, take over your computer, or steal your personal information.


If the something is a site or app offering free downloads or streams of well-known movies, popular TV shows, big-league sports, and absorbing games, the hidden cost is probably malware.


Consequently, many recent free movie downloads proved to have ended up with malware on computers of individuals who thought they had gotten good contents. Generally, it served up a slew of unwanted ads.

And if that’s not enough to make you pause, downloading pirated content is illegal.

Another good for thought is a that some free download sites ask for a credit card to process your registration. It’s not a good idea to give your credit card number to a site offering illegally downloaded content. They’re run by “pirates,” not legit businesspeople, and you can’t trust them with your financial information.

It is clear that many who patronise the illegal route to watch movies. Either it is on third-party pirated websites or using torrents. Pirating movies is a big offence and billions of dollars are being filed in losses due of piracy.

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Malware is simply a short for malicious software. It is any software used to disrupt computer or mobile operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising. Before the term malware was coined by Yisrael Radai in 1990, malicious software was referred to as computer viruses.The first category of malware propagation concerns parasitic software fragments that attach themselves to some existing executable content. The fragment may be machine code that infects some existing application, utility, or system program, or even the code used to boot a computer system. Malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirements of the computer user, and does not include software that causes unintentional harm due to some deficiency.