Worried about downloading the wrong file and messing up your PC?
For the moment, you don't have to fret much. Even though there are files in circulation that purport to be music but, when opened, spawn a flock of pop-up ads, audio and video adware isn't yet widespread.
But to be on the safe side, you should think a little more carefully about the files you download from peer-to-peer networks.
The easiest solution is to simply stop downloading WMA files from P-to-P services. But with legitimate, music-industry-sanctioned P-to-P services preparing to launch early this year, that may not be an option for everyone.
Prevent bogus files laden with adware or spyware from infiltrating your PC by taking the following steps: