Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:50 PM
I'm not sure if this is the correct board to ask this, but maybe it's close.
I'm trying to find out how to scan a video before playing it online. I'm reffering to video's on YouTube, or your normal web sites visited. Should I download & save it to the hard drive, and then scan it first, or is there a way to scan the video from the site (any site) before watching the video.
I'm asking this because after a whole 8 days with this brand new computer, I ended up with a trojan that cost me $100 to have removed. I don't know how I got infected, and they couldn't (or wouldn't) tell me where it came from. I havent been anywhere really since this thing was first booted up, and the only programs loaded were brand new as well (with the exception of 1 system utilities program). I don't download files from emails, and the few sites i've visited, are the ones i've visited for years. I run anti-virus on here, and everything is updated regularly, I scan the system every other day (complete system scan) and only seem to have a couple of tracking cookies to remove.
Anyway, is there a way to scan the video's while streaming (rather before) from the sites?
Have a great day
Edit: Moved topic from Breaking Virus & Security News to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal