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#1 flavius

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 04:56 PM

make a saved folder in my docs and when downloading dont run save the item in the saved folder, when the download as finished in the folder click the icon then click file, from the drop down list choose scan with avg8 when the shell scan finishes if nothing found click file again this time choose scan with spybot s&d a dialogue box opens asking you to run the prog click it and spybot will now scan the prog if nothing found it is reasonably safe to run the download, i say reasonably because nothing can be 100% it is long winded but will help you to keep out the villains
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#2 DSTM

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:22 PM

I do exactly the same,and never take any notice of the instructions,to click run.
Always SAVE,SCAN,and then install,no matter what site,I download from.
Everybody should get into this habit,IMO.
So much crap comes hidden in downloads.
Probably adds 30 seconds to an install,but could save you hours trying to get rid of Viruses and spyware. :thumbsup:















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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:06 PM

they should add a " save and scan " button to the dialog in question.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:53 PM

they should add a " save and scan " button to the dialog in question.


I love that idea! we should call up BIll Gates and yell at him for being so incompetent, but knowing him instead of just upgradng XP or Vista he'll build an entirely new OS just for adding that....

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:42 PM

Cheers guys, Ive never done this but I am definately going to start.

This site is great for trying to increase your knowledge on the pc. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:54 PM

they should add a " save and scan " button to the dialog in question.


I love that idea! we should call up BIll Gates and yell at him for being so incompetent, but knowing him instead of just upgradng XP or Vista he'll build an entirely new OS just for adding that....


Haha...ain't that the truth.
This is a great procedure. I'm sure it's prevented years from being eliminated from the end of my life.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:07 AM

i always click save and i only download if I trust the sender. :D

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:12 AM

they should add a " save and scan " button to the dialog in question.


I love that idea! we should call up BIll Gates and yell at him for being so incompetent, but knowing him instead of just upgradng XP or Vista he'll build an entirely new OS just for adding that....


Haha...ain't that the truth.
This is a great procedure. I'm sure it's prevented years from being eliminated from the end of my life.

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Problem is different AntiVirus program uses different routine, so each have to provide a plug-in for the 'save and scan' procedure.
While windows doesn't come with Antivirus (and some choose to operate without AV at all to save resource), save and scan potentially creates opening for bugs and security exploit problems..

Although we can manage with 'save and scan' activated after installing an Antivirus, and deactivated after uninstalling it......
But still, problems while after uninstalling Antivirus but not yet rebooting..

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:33 AM

they should add a " save and scan " button to the dialog in question.


I love that idea! we should call up BIll Gates and yell at him for being so incompetent, but knowing him instead of just upgradng XP or Vista he'll build an entirely new OS just for adding that....


actually, I think thats a great idea, perhaps if bill gates were to build an entirely new OS maybe it would actually turn out to be a halfway decent one. . .

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:35 AM

From what I've been reading, it doesn't HAVE to be Bill Gates ... could be one of us on here who can produce a better OS - why not?! :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

they should add a " save and scan " button to the dialog in question.



Wow would that save SOOO MUCH from my life. I always save my files to my Desktop and then delete the installer once i'm done.
Who said I couldn't have everything?




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