It’s a bit depressing to hear anyone in their twenties or younger say “What’s a Tron”, although the recent film may help out a bit where that’s concerned. Regardless, hunting for some TRON action on the internet may end in frustration, surveys and installs aplenty.
For example, hd-movies(dot)biz gives us a fairly standard “Fake advert on Youtube / hit you with a survey” scam:
What an awesome set of questions. Anyway, next up we have freemoviehub(dot)net imploring us to “get our Gucci on”:
It’d be nice if someone made a New Year’s resolution to never, ever pop a survey for anything for the rest of eternity but somehow I can’t see that happening. Perhaps your choice of beverage isn’t the new fangled TRON film with light cycles that trace a curved path, a bland lead actor or Olivia Wilde sporting the best Ladytron haircut ever. Maybe you’re one of these young’ns who stumbled across TRON Guy and wondered where he got his inspiration from.
You might not want to bother.
Clicking the player underneath the banner splash takes you to browserdl(dot)com/xvid_dl/ which wants you to install a program before savouring the delights of hearing someone say “Greetings, program”:
Needless to say, there isn’t any TRON action going down once the end-user has installed ClickPotato, ShopperReports, QuestBrowser and blinkx Beat. I’m now going to cross my fingers and hope end-users won’t fall for movie fakeouts like the above as we stumble into 2011, while also wondering why a Daft Punk music video looks more like TRON than the actual sequel.
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