I did not insinuate that Hola downloads malware. What I meant was that Hola IS malware.
When you install Hola, you are installing software that puts your computer on a botnet.
Any software that does that is malware. Therefore, Hola is malware.
If you want to install something that presents itselfs as a VPN service, but can be used by
others to access extremely illegal content (which could potentially include child porn
and/or terrorist materials) via your internet connection, go right ahead.
Hola is malware. Avoid at all costs.
The service doesn't present itself as anything other than a peer-to-peer VPN. It can't be
malware if you're aware of what it is doing and how it works when you install it,
Also, I wasn't aware there were things that are "extremely illegal".
The Hola service doesn't present itself as anything other than a peer-to-peer VPN, because if it told the full truth, and presented itself as the botnet malware that it really is, no-one with any sense would use it. The undeniable fact is ... Hola is malware that can potentially allow some really nasty illegal content to be filtered through your internet connection, without your prior knowledge or consent via a botnet over which their customer service reps have admitted they don't monitor.
The company that runs Hola doesn't seem to care what goes through its users connections, no matter how nasty or illegal it might be.
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