This is NOT About the Article; Don’t Download Players

June 26, 2015 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

This is about the video player advertised here, and it’s merely an example.  If you go to http://www.videodownloadconverter.com you’re going to install malware.

Windows Media Player and Iplayer are the two legitimate ones other than ones you pay for.  If you see something like this in an ad start doing research on it first.  Google it.  If Top Ten Freeware dot com reviews it well it’s malware.  PC Mag and About.com are very reliable.  Downloads from Filehippo are generally riskfree.

After you download it, run it through an online virus checker or three.

Then set a restore point, just in case.

Then try installing it.  However if you have something that won’t play unless you install an unknown player, you’re risking your computer (yes, there are viruses now that can overspeed fans and so forth, and there are things like rootkits) in order to hear something unknown.

My advice?  DON’T.

I feel cruddy today so probably my only other blog entry is this but I saw this accidentally and had to post this.

The reason is that I am STILL recovering my wife’s computer from having downloaded one of those damned players (all I have to do is put in a good AV and I have two to choose from–paid for).

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