Spotted! 9 signs of a malicious download

Spotted! 9 signs of a malicious download

Most people’s computers get exploited in only a handful of ways. Among the most popular methods is tricking people into downloading and running Trojans. Often, unsuspecting users get socially engineered into running a malicious file or app by following a link in email or visiting a website.

It can be tough to spot the fake stuff, so here’s what you should watch for.

1. Emails with links to suspicious downloads

Yes, you can be sent legitimate info in emails, but 99 percent of it is either garbage or malicious. Due to antispam measures, most vendors now use methods other than email to advertise and spread their software. You know better. Don’t fall for this.

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