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#1 swaMprUnner

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:39 AM

Hello all,


My girlfriend likes to download music on peer to peer networks and I know its the devil. But she needs her music and I need my peace of mind. What do you think would be the safest one? Also is there any kind of software I can get to check the download before I download it. I am running a COMODO firewall but that really isnt going to help me seeings I am going to have to allow the connection. I am also running

Avast
SUPERAntiSpyware
SpywareTerminatior
MalwareBytes
SpyBlaster

I am also running Fire Fox for my browser. Do you know can I scan a download using any of these programs before I actually download it or do I have to download it first? Also if I do have to download it first, is there somewhere on my PC that I can send it or somewhere I can create on my PC that I can send it so that the virus, trojan, malware, sypeware,anti-root kit whatever doesn't load on the PC. Then be able to scan it with my Anti-spyware virus programs. I am not sure if I even posted this in the right section. But if you could drop some input it would be helpful.

Thank you,

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#2 Bartster

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:05 AM

Do you have, or have you ever tried McAfee SiteAdvisor?

Here's the link for Firefox:

http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/ff_preinstall.html

It informs you about sites they have checked out and found to be safe or unsafe and it's totally free!

Edited by Bartster, 03 May 2008 - 11:27 AM.


#3 frankp316

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:35 AM

Most anti virus programs come with the ability to scan anything you download via the right click menu. I have Norton and it has that. Convincing your girlfriend to do that on every file she downloads is another issue. I don't think Site Advisor is what you're looking for because you're referring to individual P2P file downloads.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:16 PM

frankp316:

You are absolutely correct. ( Bartster bows head in shame )

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 04:36 PM

Depending on the program used to download the music, there is an option to right click on the file within the program & use Bitzi Lookup to check on the status of a file. For example, in Limewire you right ckick on the file & use Advanced > Look Up File with Bitzi.

You may also wan to read through this post:
WARNING: Viruses on network you should be aware of!




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