does downloading games harm your computer?
Will it harm my computer if I download a game from the internet on it? The sites that have the game I want to download are Bigfish Games and Playfirst, I know these companies sell games, so I was wondering if it is okay to download games from one of their sites and not have it harm my computer. The downloads are free, so that’s why I am not sure if they will hurt my computer or not.
I don’t know Playfirst but Bigfish should be safe as long as you downloaded it legally, but if you got it from a pirated website, then you will have surprises such as Trojan agents, Trojan horses, Spywares, viruses, etc. Firefox may be good, but you will still need a good Firewall such as Zone Alarm (44MB). It will also protect you from hackers, and I advise you Ad-Aware 8.3 (120MB), Spybot Search and Destroy (15MB) and Spyware Blaster (3MB). (Only one Antivirus, keep it updated at least weekly) and as many Antispywares as you want! As long as they don’t conflict with your computer…
I have Antivirus Avira which is very strong and stops 96% or 98% of bad threats. http://www.filehippo.com/download_antivir/download/ca3a3704cd56a07f9dc06f6c139b55c3/
In the meantime, if you see that your smart screen is off, you should not download the game as it could include something fishy!