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The Internet provides a virtually boundless space for downloadable resources. There are a number of potential risks, however, that you should take care to avoid.

Intellectual Property Rights
Check and read the terms of use: photos, videos, images, text content and software, may be protected by copyright and may not be free to use. If you are downloading a file, you might also be exposed to criminal and/or civil litigation if any illegal content is downloaded.
Protect Your Computer
When you are using BT (BitTorrent) to download software, a port is opened on your computer for others who are downloading the same software. This also means that unauthorised persons could get into your computer.
You should take certain security measures and adequate prevention to avoid any potential leakage of sensitive and/or personal information, and other security breaches. Learn how to protect your computer.
What is Malware?
Malware refers to a broad category of programs that can cause damage or undesirable effects to computers or networks. Potential damage can include modifying, destroying or stealing data, gaining or allowing unauthorised access to a system, bringing up unwanted screens, and executing functions that a user never intended. Examples of malware include computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, logic bombs, spyware, adware and backdoor programs. These programs pose serious threats to software and information processing facilities, users and administrators must take precautions to detect and prevent malware outbreaks.