There is a good article here that outlines the potential security risks from free software downloads or bundles. There is some great free software available over the Internet, and there are numerous titles we recommend to clients. However, users need to be careful on what titles they select, and where they download them from. Per the article, a poor download choice can leave a system or network with unintended security vulnerabilities. Companies should encourage their users to seek advise from IT in vetting new software they are interested in. Further to that, IT should configure systems to block the installation of unapproved software. SYGNET’s Active Network Management service provides controls for software control and deployment.