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TiMę:*)
01-01-2003, 05:54 PM
Does any one have any tips for me to avoid downloading virus disguise as files I want?
And I have been having trouble with my mouse lately. the cursor sometimes just move across the screen in a straight line randomly, and some times the mouse doesnt responed. Am I infected with a virus?
I clean the mouse every time it happends but most of the time, the mouse is clean.

TiMę:*)

Chilling_Silence
01-01-2003, 06:01 PM
Goto:
http://www.girsoft.com to download AVG for Full Real-Time Anti-Viral protection, or:
http://www.housecall.antivirus.com for a one off Scan from the web :D

Cheers


Chilling_Silence

tones_malones
01-01-2003, 06:03 PM
In Kazaa lite there's an options menu which you can filter out potentially infected files, also make sure the suffixes of the filesnames are excluded e.g. exe.vbs
you've done a virus scan eh? if not may i suggest AVG - its free and brilliant. the isn't kazaa lite good?!

Many of the infected files i've found is software, small exe's that are disguised as "funny games" or something of the like, if your wanting good little games like that goto here (http://www.steakandcheese.com). Avoid the pr0n :P

righteo, hope this helps

TonesMalones

TiMę:*)
01-01-2003, 06:09 PM
Thanks, I've already got AVG. your link isnt missspelled, its:
http://www.grisoft.com

but do you have any tips that can tip me off that its a virus before I actually start downloading?

TiMę:*)

Chilling_Silence
01-01-2003, 06:13 PM
As previously said, dont download .exe or .vbs files..
Update when Kiwitas says theres an update
Try not to download small files that may be a virus, usually as you probably know, MP3s are around 4-5 megs, quality dependant, so i dont download anything less than 100KB!

Cheers


Chilling_Silence

TiMę:*)
01-01-2003, 06:19 PM
>Many of the infected files i've found is software, small exe's that are >disguised as "funny games" or something of the like, if your wanting >good little games like that goto here. Avoid the pr0n :P
Hehehehehehehe, I don't mind *accidentally* downloading porn :*P


>In Kazaa lite there's an options menu which you can filter out potentially >infected files, also make sure the suffixes of the filesnames are excluded >e.g. exe.vbs
>you've done a virus scan eh? if not may i suggest AVG - its free and >brilliant. the isn't kazaa lite good?!
Thanks

Timę:*)

TiMę:*)
01-01-2003, 06:25 PM
>As previously said, dont download .exe or .vbs files..
*.exe??? almost every thing is exe

TiMę:*)

E.ric
01-01-2003, 06:55 PM
> Goto:
> http://www.girsoft.com to download AVG for Full
> Real-Time Anti-Viral protection, or:
> http://www.housecall.antivirus.com for a one off Scan
> from the web :D
>
> Cheers
>
>
Hi Chilling_Silence
did you know when you put in a URL link you can check it out and makes sure it works correct before you make a final posting, you can use "Preview" then if the link does not work or goes to a different web site, you can fix it up, before you "Post Message"

kiwibeat
02-01-2003, 01:47 PM
Also Scan all .exe file s with a anti virus checker before using them