Saturday, June 13, 2009

How File Sharing Causes Spam

File sharing has become an epidemic of its own in the past few years. The idea of getting something for nothing is simply too appealing to most of us. File sharing programs like Kazaa, Morpheus, and Ares are very popular as means of getting just about any music CD and DVD that is out there. Of course, you are basically just waiting to get stuck with some spam when you sign up with these. It’s a very simple process.
These free file sharing programs often make their profits and provide these services because they make trades or sell their registration lists (which include email addresses) to other companies etc. this is how they are able to provide you with all of that stuff you so like to download from them. Not to mention the fact that they do not monitor the programs that are being shared which may also contain problems in them.
Every time you register with the free file sharing programs your email address is sent to any number of people. The next thing that you know, you are getting thousands of spam in your inbox and have no idea how these people got your email address in the first place. Well, now you know. That is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these programs. They are chalk full of things that can ruin your computer. And it all begins the moment that you register for them.

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