Podcast: Free software we hate

Summary:Rick Vanover and Jason Perlow talk about the risks of specific "free" software that can cause issues on computer systems through adding pop-ups, sending information or proxy serving other traffic.

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In this episode, Rick Vanover and Jason Perlow talk about the risks of specific "free" software that can cause issues on computer systems through adding pop-ups, sending information or proxy serving other traffic. This is a real risk not only on endpoint computers, but also data center systems that run with service accounts and more permissions. 

Jason recently also shared a video example of where this can all go wrong on a classic XP system (Funny, but not exactly safe for work).

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Topics: Malware, PCs, Security, Windows

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Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet is a technologist with over two decades of experience with integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer... Full Bio

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