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what happens when you download free software

Postby mugley » 15 May 14, 10:53 pm

https://blog.bit9.com/2014/05/15/what-h ... -software/
Many freeware and shareware authors make money from Pay-Per-Install schemes. It’s a murky, grey area between legitimate advertising and malicious behavior. Dell, HP and other PC OEMs make money from the extra applications they install, somewhat legitimizing the practice. Your home Internet service provider probably hijacks failed DNS lookups to increase ad impressions on their “helpful” pages. Freeware apps do similar things, sometimes hidden behind a subtle checkbox during the install process: “do you also want to include….”
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Re: what happens when you download free software

Postby Jack Flash » 16 May 14, 7:33 am

Yep and it's getting worse
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