While lots of electronic gadget companies are doing a roaring business and technological objects are found just about everywhere, people are busy buying the same devices. And since there is a need for individual identity, people start to transfer data, characters and applications from the internet so that they can set their devices apart from others. When it comes to cellphones, the most common thing to do is to download ringtones. But doing so can cause a lot of problems. Computer virus problems, that is.
To determine whether downloading is safe, regardless of whether it’s a ringtone or an application, is not an easy task. Simply because even the websites designed for those with high incomes can put someone at risk, which means computer viruses can come from everywhere. There is no such thing as absolute safety and absolute lack of risk. So the best that you can do is to look for the less threatening ones. The key word there is less.
So what’s the first step? If you are a newbie you have a tendency to rely so much on thinking, to be overly analytical. Not that you should stop using your brain, but the real secret is to use your feeling. If you feel there is something wrong with the website, the application for instance is impossibly cheap or perhaps some of the contents look as though they are just stolen from other websites, then you should give up the idea of downloading a ringtone from that website.
At this point, a question arises: Why would some people make you transfer ringtones from their website? It should be understood that legitimate ringtone sellers pay private sector taxes. Aside from the fact that phony sites are violating laws, they are putting your good name at risk. Once you get identified as an accomplice, you are likely to get punished too. In addition to that, ringtones downloaded from bogus websites are almost always misbehaving, and if that happens there’s no one you can ask for help.
In cases where ringtones are given away, be cautious over the possibility of being a victim of tracking cookies. A tracking cookie on the computer system means someone can look into your data without you knowing it. Imagine what would happen if somebody’s financial data is available for public view.
To be sure that the website is clean, check it on the internet. Simply enter texts in a search engine like, “problems with (plus the name of the ringtone or the website)” or “ringtone bogus sites (plus the name of the ringtone).”
As stated previously, the cost will help you determine whether the ringtone is safe or not. Although some of the websites share them for free, the average price for each ringtone is about $3; if you like to get unlimited downloads it will cost you about $15 for six months. For one year you will have to spend around $25. If you come across a website that sells ringtones for a cheaper price, you should be alarmed.