I was looking at some of blogs on Google and was very surprised to find a number of sites with software cracks. These cracks will allow you to use the full versions of various Anti-Malware products on the market today for free while other people are paying for it to have the same protection. I really don’t think this is necessary with the slew of free, open source programs that provide spyware removal. The question is “What are you really downloading to your computer?”
My biggest concern is the possible Malware that may be hidden within the crack. Many cracks address the registry(Windows) or Kernel(Linux/Unix/Apple) that are at the heart of what controls what you computer does. It is bad enough we have the bad guys trying to do harm to our computers and other devices on the internet. How do we know that crack we are downloading doesn’t have the same kind of software that would infect our computer with Spyware, Adware, Viruses, etc that would take our computer down or steal our personal information.
My advice, don’t download any type of crack or program that will compromise their profits(which allow the good guys to make better software) or do possible damage to your system. It is a lose-lose situation for both you and the good guys who are trying to keep your computer safe. Either pay for the protection or find a free and/or open source program that will give you at least adequate spyware removal protection. Its better to get a few bots from Spyware and Adware versus losing your personal information from a crack that was downloaded to save a few bucks. It could end up costing you a lot more in the long run!