View Full Version : Virus Scanning PC World DVD's

04-02-2008, 03:32 PM
Using Avast antivirus Home Edition, their "quick scan" of the DVD's shows they are clean. However I scanned the December '07/ January '08 disk with the "thorough scan" setting and it flagged 6 items as "unable to scan". 4 items quoted "the file is a decompression bomb", and 2 items as either "file is corrupted", or "archive is corrupted".
Q 1. What is a decompression bomb?
Q 2. What threat do these 6 items pose?
Q 3. Is it safe to open any of these 6 flagged items?

Speedy Gonzales
04-02-2008, 03:44 PM
This is what a decompression bomb is (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=8943)

I get the other 2 messages sometimes too.

I wouldnt worry about it. If it installs and runs, its fine.