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Is There A Way To Virus Scan Youtubes? (and Songs Like Mp3's?)


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#1 Thames574

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 02:36 AM

Hi,

I was wondering if there is anyway to scan youtube's for viruses etc?

Also, is there any way to do the same with music?

If so would be looking for free software.

Thank you..

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:40 AM

Whatever virus scanner you're using now should come with the option of scanning specific files.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 12:48 PM

Whatever virus scanner you're using now should come with the option of scanning specific files.


Hi, Thanks for writing back!

youtube and music do not give file names.

If I go to youtube and search for one, the youtube itself will show and I believe most often automatically start playing.

I imagine as I am seeing a youtube on my screen they've already downloaded into my system for me to watch at youtube.

Music also doesn't have a file name.

Both give links and youtube will or mainly show as it is a video player with a video already on it, and no right clicking on it, brings up the virus program to scan it, as there appears nothing to scan as is at that point a player with something already on it.

Even on ones sent to me there is no anti virus menu available on right clicking on a youtube.

I have avgfree, and I asked a person with mcafee and she didn't know of a way to virus scan them.

Thanks,
tapero

Edited by Thames574, 29 December 2007 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:45 PM

That's because you're not downloading anything. It's streaming video and there's nothing to scan and you won't get a virus from watching a Youtube video. On the other hand, if you're receiving a link via email, unless it's from someone you know it's probably a trojan virus and you shouldn't click on it anyway as it isn't a legit Youtube link.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:31 PM

Thank you!

That's great to know, as I thought they could have viruses.

Now I can watch things and not worry.

phew,

take care,
thanks,
tapero :thumbsup:




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