File Downloading

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Infected, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Infected

    Infected Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Posts:
    665
    If you have your browser set to ask where to save every time you download a file, so it gives a prompt, can malware bypass that and download automatically and run?
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
    Although there are javascript automatic downloads, I'm pretty sure it will just give you a prompt without you clicking a download button specifically. That is of course unless it's an exploit.

    Running automatically should be even harder, especially for something sandboxed like Chrome. But if you have someone targeting you or something, there probably is a way.
     
  3. Infected

    Infected Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Posts:
    665
    Ok, that is what I thought. Might be a little more secure having it ask every time.
     
Loading...