Malware disguised as freeware

Subscribers to this newsletter know I love freeware. They also know that I advise users to only download freeware from trusted sites such as and, or from sites recommended by trusted sources. This article, sent to me by regular contributor JW, illustrates some of the dangers. The author downloaded a freeware Gmail accessory only to discover that the program emailed his Gmail username and password to the author. Read the gory details here:

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