Peer to Peer file sharing software and technologies have experienced turbulent times. PC Pitstop analysis shows that the United States has the lowest penetration of file sharing software among the worldwide regions. Our analysis also shows that just under 15% of PC’s used for business have P2P software installed.
PC Pitstop has previously examined the dangers in P2P software bundles but there are also dangers in the files you can get from these networks. Last week, Chris Boyd (a.k.a. PaperGhost) of VitalSecurity.org published the first public information of spyware installs created by a company named Marketing Metrix Group (MMG). In many ways, though, that is the last chapter of the story.