If you have been informed about free software for a long time, you will remember a software called Popcorn Time, which was a streaming multimedia player that, using BitTorrent, was capable of transmit by Streaming movies, television programs ... Well today, many clones of this client have appeared, which are being used as malware.
As the source code for Popcorn Time is free, many people are making copies of the program now. include potentially dangerous programs within the sameor. For example, it has been reported in reddit that a potentially dangerous Trojan has been detected in some versions of this program, which was installed when running the program's installer.
Fortunately, the detected virus mainly affects Windows operating systems, however, this makes you think a bit and makes you think that free software not only has positive things, it also has negative things.
The peculiarity of open source programs is that anyone can modify it to your liking and add and remove things as you see fit. This enriches the free software community, but from time to time malicious people sneak into the community.
In the case of Popcorn Time, they have taken advantage of a great idea (the original project was discontinued years ago, due to complaints from the film industry) to include a Trojan, thanks to which the victim's computer can be controlled at will.
For all this, you should be careful what you download and find out whether the version of Popcorn Time or any other program is trustworthy, since it could be a malware program. To check it, you can use the website VirusTotal, which analyzes files and web pages suspected of being malware for free.
If you would like to install PopCorn Time safely, follow the steps in the tutorial that we just left you.