Malicious Files on Rapidshare Downloaded onto system
My Husband is a big fan of downloading files from Rapidshare in the (free account) capacity. Ever since he started doing this, he swears that Rapidshare scans its files and it is impossible to download something malicious from this site.
The files are a bit "explicit" (if you get my drift) and from past experience he claims that since it is not an official "explicit site" that it is ok.
In the past couple of days, I ran spy-bot and located a whole bunch of spyware and garbage. Also my firewall was turned off and my virus protection was automatically turned off.
Can these problems be associated with downloading this type of material off of Rapidshare? Can they also be caused by downloading off of Limewire?
Any help and guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for lending me your expertise.