Have you ever downloaded a program unintentionally because you clicked the wrong link?
It has happened to most internet users, and can be quite frustrating.
Many times the accidental downloads you make are due to the advertising on the page we are downloading from. These ads usually contain a “download” graphic that resembles the link you would select to download the actual program we wanted.
After it happened to myself the first time I was very careful as to making sure I was downloading with caution – downloading programs can cause harm to your computer!
But I was fooled again by deceptive advertising – and am now stuck with uninstalling a program that can be quite tricky to remove to the novice computer owner.
Just in the one screenshot above there are 4 possible links you could click on. But which one actually downloads the program I want? (I am trying to download the Android app Zedge btw). It is the second link button that says “Download XAPX 23.3 MB. Unless you’re paying close attention, anyone could be fooled.