Last Friday, Spotify announced it had detected a virus in his system. Affecting only Windows users, it would be a scareware named “Windows Recovery”.
His modus operandi: the virus, which is installed after clicking on an advertisement bomb, first reported the presence of false and malicious software is installing anti-virus imagination. Once infected, the program hides the personal files, removes admin rights and prohibits access to certain software.
Except a few tweets, Spotify has very little news on the attack. Following numerous comments of its users, the music streaming service had therefore stopped the display of advertising content through its software.
Specifically, the program would have benefited from the Java runtime system, to be released on PC users of the free version of Spotify. Countries affected by the virus are Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Sweden.
The Swedish company said that since everything is in order and wishes to reassure its users saying take in the future, all necessary measures to prevent such incidents from reoccurring.
Spotify should nevertheless remain vigilant, since through the advertising system to its free version, the viruses parasitic the essential source of income.