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Spyware Crack - The Moral, The Legal, And Everything In Between

Aug 7, 2008
Everyone downloads from the Internet nowadays; in fact it is one of the most popular online activities. If you use reputable download sites such as download [dot] com or CNet, and pay for your software, or you use sites that offer freeware or shareware, then, legally at least, you are safe.

There are however a growing number of sites offering illegal software downloads, spyware crack and other illegal methods of obtaining commercial paid for software. There is an increasing trend at the moment for downloading software that is essential for the healthy running of your computer such as spyware cracks and downloads.

Before writing this article, I Googled "Spyware Doctor Crack" and found 375,000 results. This ironic thing is that Spyware Doctor allows the user to clear any and all associated malware from their system and will protect your computer from spyware and adware, but one of the easiest ways to get your computer infected with a virus or trojan is to download the spyware crack that only might give you a full working version of the program and save you the few dollars it costs to purchase the software legally.

Using P2P sites such as Kazaa or Limewire to download spyware cracks, keygens or serial numbers is not only illegal, but it is morally and ethically wrong as well. These actions carry legal penalties if you are caught (OK, the chances of getting caught are still very slim), but if you do this on a regular basis you are greatly increasing your chance of getting caught, as more and more businesses are taking a stand against this form of piracy, and are prosecuting repeat offenders.

While I personally believe it is wrong to download spyware cracks and other illegal software, it is not my job to speak on behalf of the multi-million dollar software industry. My main concern about illegal downloads is the damage it can, and if you do it regularly it almost certainly will, do to your computer.

P2P downloads will often have all forms of malware bundled in with the program you download, so in avoiding paying a few bucks by downloading a spyware crack, you could end up causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage to your computer, or worse still, you could end up losing all your personal data depending on exactly what it is you unknowingly download.

If you still want to download illegal software, there are thousands of sites you can visit. I'm not going to list them here, but try Googling Spyware Doctor Crack like I did and you will have 375,000 pages to make a start with. Before you do though, try to take some precautions first; AVG free has an excellent link scanner that will tell you if the site is known as dangerous (out of interest, 5 of the first 10 pages from my "spyware doctor crack" search were flagged as dangerous sites).

Knowing that there is a real risk to your computer from these downloads, I am hoping that you can see that it is just not worth the risk. Sure you would only be doing what many others are doing, but that doesn't make it either safe or right to do - by avoiding illegal software, you will not only be keeping your own computer safe, but also the computers of your friends and family by not passing on the viruses you might pick up.
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The Author's website Spyware Refuge features articles, tips and advice about keeping your computer spyware free. You can also read about the pro's, but mainly the con's of downloading Keygens, Spyware Crack, or Serial Numbers for illegal downloads.
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