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    Scaremongering at the BBC or a real threat?


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    Internet Streams for football, I know that they feature heavily on here.....anyone suffered with malware as a result?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35434765

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      A real threat. Those sites are bloody poisonous.
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      Use adblocker, never click the ads, you'll be fine.
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      If you have adblock on and aren't entirely technophobic, it's very easy to avoid malware. Having a decent anti-malware/spyware program means you can catch anything that slips through the net.

      It's far more dangerous crossing a road.
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      " But with few reputable brands willing to attach their name to illegal distribution, the sites turn to malicious ads to pull in profits ".


      Well that's a load of old shit for starters because when i've been at a friends house and he's been doing this or down loading stuff off dodgy sites
      you regularly get Sky Sports, William Hill, Bet 365, Bet Fred, etc etc etc popping up every five seconds and a lot of other very very well known companies too.
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      " But with few reputable brands willing to attach their name to illegal distribution, the sites turn to malicious ads to pull in profits ".


      Well that's a load of old shit for starters because when i've been at a friends house and he's been doing this or down loading stuff off dodgy sites
      you regularly get Sky Sports, William Hill, Bet 365, Bet Fred, etc etc etc popping up every five seconds and a lot of other very very well known companies too.
      Assuming that it's a legitimate ad for those companies and not a malicious one using their image to encourage you to click...
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      Don't click on the links and you'll be fine, I use them often and I've never had any issues.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Phat Baz 68 View Post
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      " But with few reputable brands willing to attach their name to illegal distribution, the sites turn to malicious ads to pull in profits ".


      Well that's a load of old shit for starters because when i've been at a friends house and he's been doing this or down loading stuff off dodgy sites
      you regularly get Sky Sports, William Hill, Bet 365, Bet Fred, etc etc etc popping up every five seconds and a lot of other very very well known companies too.
      Whilst that is completely true the chances are it won't be those companies directly. It'll more than likely be the site owner who is signed up to an affiliate network and is simply displaying their ads a bit like @Bozza does on here. I'm sure those companies don't mind as I'd guess people using those sites are firmly in their demographic.
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      Use Kodi no need to worry about any links.
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      I would never dream of using such nefarious routes for this or even downloading but I should imagine that a combination of common sense and standard security practices should ensure problem free activity.
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