How to prevent corrupt downloads?

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    There are times when I try to download something, like programs or mp3 that after the download I was dismayed to discover that it was corrupt and I have to download them again. Then, at one time the mp3 file size was complete but the music is incomplete. My golly, I couldn't figured out why is that so.,,:rolleyes: :cautious: o_O

    What's your trick to make sure that all of the downloaded programs and mp3 music was always in complete form after the download? Coz it was very time consuming to download them again and again. :mad:
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    There is no way to check the download until you download it.
    MD5 might do the trick, but again - only after the file resides on your pc.
    Mrk
     
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    are you using some download managers??someof them can make your file corrupted.....
     
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    I have used download managers before... but I find it hard to use. As of now I am only using the Firefox extension's Download Manager Tweak and nothing else.
     
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    Sorry to say Sweater, but you don't follow the basic prevention rules for getting infected, highly recommended by most security websites.

    1. Don't use P2P.
    2. Don't download any files of any kind from UNKNOWN sources.

    I sincerely hope your security setup is strong enough. :D
     
  7. Meltdown

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    Care to substantiate that? How will downloading audio or video files using P2P, or from unknown sources, result in an infection?
     
  8. ErikAlbert

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    I don't need to substantiate this, I just follow the advices of security experts, who know alot more than me. That is maybe one of the reasons, why malware forums are so busy with solving HijackThis Logs.

    You better ask Paranoid2000, what the dangers of using P2P's and downloading from unknown sources, are.
     
  9. Meltdown

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    Okay then, got any links?

    As I'm sure you appreciate, I'm making a rhetorical point here. It's not a good idea to make recommendations and claims unless you can back them up when pressed.
     
  10. ErikAlbert

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    Here is one link, how many do you need?
    http://www.dslreports.com/faq/seclean/4.0 Prevention
     
  11. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    The dangers in P2P are:
    Using software bundled with malware.
    Downloading programs - namely exe files - cracks and such - and running them on your computer.
    No different from anything else.
    P2P in itself is neither goor nor bad - it depends on the usage. For downloading movies, music and such - it's prefectly safe. My 350Gb porn collection proves it.
    Mrk
     
  12. Meltdown

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    Yes, but I think people on this forum know which P2P applications are safe and which aren't, and what kind of files are risky.

    I can see the point of advising complete newbs to avoid P2P altogether, but I doubt it's very effective (kind of like those 'Just say no' anti-drug campaigns).
     
  13. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm just telling MY opinion, sweater can do what he wants. Wilders is full of personal opinions.
    My experience in life is that most people do NOT listen to any advice until they learn it the hard way. Who cares anyway.
     
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