Spotify has recently shared that they may be buying out its fellow rival, Soundcloud. This news has caused quite a stir for music listeners everywhere around the world. Today a new kind of buzz has been stirring but, unfortunately, causing a decline for the famous music streaming service.
News has spread that Spotify-Free has been implanting viruses, mainly malware, through one of its advertisement ads. Unlike premium users, ads are presented to a user after listening to a certain amount of songs. Once a virus infested ad was opened, the web browser would automatically open to a malware filled site. This virus has affected Macs, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Many people on twitter have been ranting about the dilemma, claiming that Spotify is the one at fault.
PSA: uninstall Spotify free, their ads are plagued with malware right now. pic.twitter.com/DUOqDrnDUZ
— Volp (@VolpRS) October 5, 2016
can spotify stop being a virus so I can listen to music
— super spooky sam (@Chibleee) October 6, 2016
Spotify has shared with the public that they have removed the source of the virus, and that the sysyem should be running smoothly as it did before the incident. Unfortunately, this wasn't something unfamiliar to the popular music platform. An incident similar to this one occurred in 2011.