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French Torrent Portal “Torrent Francais” Serves Shady Applications

11
Nov
2013

Its well known that torrent websites are designed to serve all sorts of dubious applications. A perfect example is the popular French torrent portal Torrent Francais, which experts say is knowingly trying to trick users into installing potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

According to Webroot, the portal uses deceptive social engineering practices to convince internauts to download and install a so-called WebPlayer plugin. It’s clear that the website’s operators push t…

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