Virus From Kazaa

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  1. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I wasnt sure where to post this. But last week i was downloading a program from kazaa, and everything went fine with the download. and the file was downloaded to my hard drive. To which i then checked the file with my virus scanner.

    But then when i clicked on the program to install it, my mcafee enterprise 8 went crazy. It said the the program was a virus.

    This threw me back a bit as there were no problems when the program was downloaded (as usually what happens is during the download my mcafee enterprise spots a virus and prevents the download from taking place)

    But this did not happen in this case. Is there anyway i can check a file fully after i have downloaded it to make sure it is in no way malicious. And should i worry about other programs i have installed from kazaa, (i use trojan hunter, and mcafee enterprise, will this stop anything bad from occuring).

    Thanks
     
  2. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Hi Anthony.

    Yes, you can do an upload to Jotti's Online Malware Scan.

    It has 10 AV's that will scan your file for you [I don't know if there is a limit to file size though], have not checked.

    http://virusscan.jotti.dhs.org/

    However, I just went to check just now, and the site is down "For maintenance and to come back in a few minutes"..

    I shall edit this post if it comes back online and I can find out what file size limits, if any, are applicable.

    Cheers, TAS

    edit: Site back online, cannot see any file size restrictions.
     
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  3. sard

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    nadirah Registered Member

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    You use kazaa? No wonder you get hit by a virus.
    Don't you know its not good to use P2P file-sharing programs like kazaa?
    UNINSTALL kazaa or any other P2P file-sharing program from your computer if you don't want to be hit once more.
     
  5. the mul

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    I second that, a lot of my friends are on kazza or should I say were on kazza, but they all had nothing but bad experiences and were infected a few times.
    I personally would not take the risk with my system, as It is to precious to me and cost to much as well .

    THE MUL
     
  6. sard

    sard Registered Member

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    That’s overreacting. Just stop downloading illegal cracked software from unknown sources. Using Bittorent with reputable sites to download game demos etc is perfectly safe.
     
  7. smiddy

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    lol i have a dedicated pentium 100 for downloading programs over p2p software so if it gets infected i can just format it or whatever and i can test the files on that pc first it only cost me a whole 5 bucks and i dont care if it gets infected :D
     
  8. optigrab

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    Agree completely with Sard.
     
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