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VLC media player suffering in face of crapware and uncaring Google

Jul 08, 2011, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

The problem is, while VLC is developed as a not-for-profit open source project, other companies are taking advantage of its popularity to distribute adware and spyware.

"If you want to download VLC then the official versions are available at the VideoLan website-the organization composed of volunteers who develop the media player. However, if you do a search for VLC on the top two search engines: Google or Bing, a number of malicious links appear alongside the official VideoLan page.

"These other links are put there by companies that want you to download their modified version of VLC that includes adware and spyware. "

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