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Check for downloaded virus?

by Command3rkool / January 28, 2009 5:11 AM PST

Is there anyway to check if a download has a virus before you download it or right after you download it? This is probably a stupid question but please answer it.

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Yes........ put the download onto your desktop......
by Marianna Schmudlach / January 28, 2009 5:14 AM PST

rightclick and let it scan with your anti virus.

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Yes, there are
by Donna Buenaventura / January 28, 2009 5:34 AM PST

Before you download anything from a site:

1. WOT - http://www.mywot.com
2. SiteAdvisor - http://www.siteadvisor.com
3. SiteHound - http://www.firetrust.com/en/products/sitehound
4. LinkScanner Lite - http://www.explabs.com/products/lslite.asp
5. Dr.Web LinkCheckers - http://www.freedrweb.com/browser/

While you are downloading, a good antivirus should be detecting already if the file is suspicious, infected or not because while you downloads, the file is being stored somewhere in your hard-drive.

If your antivirus program do not scan while you are downloading or as soon as the download finished, change to a better one e.g. Avast, Antivir.

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Thank you
by Command3rkool / January 28, 2009 5:45 AM PST
In reply to: Yes, there are

Thanks for the help!

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You're welcome! We're happy to help
by Donna Buenaventura / January 28, 2009 5:53 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you

Remember to follow Marianna's advise when you want to scan any file. Just righ-click to do a single scan.

You can also download Virustotal Uploader from http://www.virustotal.com/metodos.html
Just right-click a file, upload it to Virustotal website. The browser should be displayed what more 30 antimalware programs will find in your file.

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