How do I dload music?

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pc_loser

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We've never dloaded music from the Internet, but we'd like to. What I need to know is what steps do we take, what programs do you suggest, and how risky is this regarding viruses? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

JohnWill

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MP3 files to my knowledge, have no capability of transmitting viruses, so that risk is minimal. One place to start is MP3.COM, lots of free music to download.
 
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Further to the above - avoid Kazaa at all costs if you get involved in file sharing due to the spyware. Try Kazaalite. As regards players / software to manage your music colection once you get going try here :

http://www.audiotools.co.uk.

Anything downloaded from here should be virus free but check for spyware.
 

pc_loser

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Someone else told me to try Kazaalite.

Now, can someone explain to me what spyware is?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Hello,

For more info on Spyware see http://www.spywareinfo.com

It is basically an item placed on your pc to monitor surfing habits and supply pop up ads.


For software to get rid of same see : http://www.webattack.com


Best anti spyware - Spybot Search and Destroy.

If you have any specific questions re Spyware etc - I suggest you post it in the Security Forum at this site.
 
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