macOS, Windows Spotify Free users plagued by malicious website pop-ups
Music streaming service Spotify has apparently been serving up malware-laden websites to users of its free ad-supported service, but at this time it is having little effect on Mac users other than inconvenience.
PSA: uninstall Spotify free, their ads are plagued with malware right now. pic.twitter.com/DUOqDrnDUZ— Volp (@VolpRS) October 5, 2016
Spotify claims that it is investigating the issue. AppleInsider can confirm that the browser popup issue persists across all Windows platforms, Linux, and macOS.
Spotify and Apple Music have been battling since the latter's launch in 2015. In the end of September, Spotify launched the "Daily Mix" feature, offering tailored playlists apparently meant to challenge the "For You" content on Apple Music.