This is a must read article on how to avoid dangerous downloads from websites.
Bill P, creator of the excellent freeware program WinPatrol has put together a great article on how this can happen to any of us. It has screenshots and examples to help you safely download programs from the internet.
He mentions WOT, the same tool that's used here on Gizmo's Freeware to check the safety of websites.
(Yes, Bill P has a Plus version of WinPatrol and he does mention it on his site. WinPatrol Plus licenses are permanent with no charge for upgrades or new versions - the free version is a terrific program too.)
Dangerous Downloads on Legitimate Websites & Search Engines
Off for now,