Free malware? Who wants it, free or otherwise? Probably no one, but that’s not what this is about.
Using the word ‘free’ in an online search engine can increase the chances of downloading malware. A report by security company McAfee, indicates that searching for free things on the Internet is an open invitation for some “freebees” that you do not want. In Music and Movies Report: The true cost of free entertainment, McAfee suggests that people seeking free entertainment may end up getting more than they bargained for.
The bad guys are looking for any opportunity to dupe unsuspecting users into downloading something nasty, and likely costly. Getting something for nothing might result in an unexpected surprise you are going to end up paying for after all.