Thursday, October 6, 2016

Attention: Spotify has been running ads with malware – Follow

The business model of Spotify is very attractive for most users. Without paying anything, are able to have access to the music, having only that you receive more.

Because these ads, they had a problem and for a few days, they were to view malware without the users could do nothing.


you All know the way to get access to Spotify for free. Just install the client and choose the free option, being only confronted with advertising constantly, so paying for all the music you listen to.

But, according to several reports received in the forum of Spotify and various social networks on the Internet, these ads displayed had malware and abnormal behavior.

All affected users were seeing in their browsers to open pages from malicious websites, and users usually would not visit.

One of the curiosities of this problem that has affected Spotify is that it’s not confined to Windows, an operating system, naturally more exposed to these situations. There have been complaints from users that used the MacOS, and even Ubuntu.

While not a solution was found that to solve this central problem, the only way around it would be with the uninstallation of the own Spotify, thus depriving the users to use this service.


Spotify already fixed the problem

The problem was however resolved, having the Spotify identified the source of this advertising and removing it from its network.

The small number of users have experienced the problem with questionable website pop ups in their default browsers as a result of an isolated issue with an ad on our free tier. We have now identified the source of the problem and have shut it down. We will continue to monitor the situation.

This was not the first time that this problem arose in Spotify, the company having passed through a similar situation in 2011, and resolved the problem the same way.


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