Is it possible to get a virus from a music download?
As with all things, it depends.
If by “music download” you mean that you are downloading music files,
MP3’s, and the equivalent from trustworthy sources, then the news is good.
But if you mean something else, well, then things could be very bad
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Music files such as MP3, WAV, and the like are highly unlikely to contain
viruses. In theory I suppose, they could, but as I said it’s highly unlikely
and I’ve certainly never heard of one.
If you mean downloading music tools and programs, then you need to be
very careful. Anything that’s a program; a music player or a
peer-to-peer networking program could contain viruses, spyware, or both. In
fact, the peer-to-peer file sharing program Kazaa is notorious for the spyware
that it carries with it.
Finally, if you’re downloading from an untrustworthy site, all
sorts of things are possible. It’s quite possible that a site offering what it
claims is a music file could, instead, be offering a different type of file
entirely. Including a virus.