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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by tepe2, Mar 16, 2008.

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  1. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    I want to use uTorrent to download a couple of videos. How can I do this as safe as possible? (For my security applications see my sig.)
     
  2. Dieselman

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    Well from the looking at your sig you have all bases covered. Just download what you want and scan them before executing them. I download music and videos all the time and never been infected.
     
  3. dave88

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    Depending on what you are torrenting you might want to look into an IP blocker that uses blocklists, Peerguardian2, Protowall, and I think the full version of Online Armor supports blocklists as well.
     
  4. tepe2

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    Thanks

    Im new to OA and have to learn more about it. Can blocklists be downloaded somewhere or I have to create myself?

    Talking about downloading files, how can I scan a downloaded file with Avira inside Sandboxie? I tried right-click but no option to scan.

    Edit: I also tried to download a torrent from sandboxed Firefox. The torrent file showed up in uTorrent but could not start to download. Probably some settings I have to adjust, or it cant be done.
     
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    Bluetack offers several blocklists.

    Theres other lists such as Emule pawcio's ipfilter and fakelist for emule.
    If you have no option to scan, maybe you didnt install the context menu?
    Recover the torrent file from the sandbox, then open it in an unsandboxed uTorrent.
     
  7. tepe2

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    G1111 and WSFuser, thanks. I will check out the links posted.

    I think I did. It works outside SB. I try some more.
     
  8. WSFuser

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    Just look in the sandbox (C:\Sandbox\%USER%\%SANDBOX%\...), find the file, and do the right-click scan.
     
  9. baerzake

    baerzake Registered Member

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    just use sandbox such as defensewall or geswall,open the videos in sandbox,everything will be ok even if the videos are virus.
     
  10. Kees1958

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    Yup, second that

    DefenseWall or GeSWall an easy way to keep downloaded files in the limited user right space.
     
  11. chris2busy

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    or u can just use whatever of those u like and run in limited user account ^^ even create one for just doing such stuff(having disabled administrative shares)
     
  12. Huupi

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    I have LimeWire running sandboxed,its my guess video and music files are mostly harmless,but knowing what to download.

    Set Limewire the only one to connect.
     
  13. tepe2

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    Thank you for replies, all of you :)

    :thumb:

    DefenseWall/GeSWall - At first I did not want to use a sandbox, but when I decided to try one I decided to try SB. Im sure DW and GW are just as good, but now I have learned how to make SB work in my setup. I have moved some important folders like MyDocuments, Firefox and Thunderbird profiles from system partition C to partition D. SB work nice with this setup and I have configured SB to save bookmarks and updates. I dont know how easily this can be done in DW, but I may try DW in near future to find out.

    As for limited account - I really thaught seriously about it after reading some threads about it here at Wilders but decided not to use. It is great for security I know. I make use of the "Run Safer" option in Online Armor.
     
  14. AndrewL

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    Tepe2

    Google ipfilter.dat uTorrent to find out how to use uTorrents built in blocking.

    As for your final comment, all that I can say is "Good Luck".
     
  15. tepe2

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    Thanks Andrew

    Are you saying that the "Run Safer" option in OA is no good?
     
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