Do you dare to file share?

Malware and corrupted torrent files give teenage Emily a taste of high computing drama. Will she finally learn to lay off the ill-gotten software, or is Emily dooming herself to years of lawlessness and system overhauls?

PCs on fire!

Sixteen-year-old Emily has known her way around a computer from a wee age, but remains a bit naive when it comes to file-sharing safety. Ill-advised downloading practices from P2P networks compel her to restore her system three times. Is all the drama worth it for this teen computing queen? This week's Spyware Horror Story tells all.

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.