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Spotify is serving malware-infested ads to its users

It seems Spotify is in for trouble as numerous music lovers are reporting that its freemium streaming service is pushing malware-infested ads to its users. According to a user report on the company’s forum, running Spotify Free on the desktop periodically causes your browser to open various malicious websites without your permission. So if your browser has been acting erratically while streaming music, you’re not the only one – and now you know what the issue might be.
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