Ott 16 2009, 23:58
I got Velvet Revolver
's CD, Contraband
, the other day, along with a few others. When I got home, I put the CD in my computer to listen to it. Being a last.FM user, I've picked up a habit of always listening to music in my computer.
What happened next I was completely unprepared for. An autorun window popped up, and it had an agreement with "MediaMax" that it wanted me to accept. When I hit cancel, my CD ejected. I also noticed that in the background the CD had started playing, but the song was garbled and choppy.
When I looked up MediaMax to figure out what was going on here, I discovered that the software on the CD causes you to not be able to run the CD as soon as the autoplay starts, because it INSTALLS SOFTWARE onto your computer to mess up the songs. Yes, it installs malicious coding onto your computer without your permission.
So now my computer is screwed up.
I just wanted to write this journal to try to get the word out to other Last.FM users who may buy this CD in the future.
If you want more info, do a google search for Media Max, or check out the Amazon.com reviews here
Disclaimer: I do not condone software piracy in any form. I do not participate in the act of music piracy myself. I only wanted to be able to listen to my CD on my computer.