Beware of Fake Download Buttons

A leading cause of malware (junk software) infections I have seen in recent years is fake download buttons on advertisements on pages that contain a legitimate download. In other words, people arrive at a page to download a decent free or inexpensive app and are presented with one or more fake download buttons linked to junk installers rather than the software they want.

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I urge website operators to quit doing business with any ad rotation services that allow download buttons in ads. If this is not feasible for whatever reason, perhaps you will at least exclude pages of your sites that contain legitimate downloads fromĀ  displaying these deceptive advertisements for malware.

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