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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

can i scan a .exe to find out if it is safe to run?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:56 PM

If you asking if you can scan an exe program, then yes, if your antivirus allows it you can use the right click to do an on-demand scan of an individual file, whether the file is a .txt, .pdf, .avi, .jpeg as long as the file exists, seeing as avs can scan corrupted files it will be able to scan it, and if you have an av like comodo or avast, or norton you can run it in a virtualized environment called "sandboxing"

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

You can also submit it to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:In the "File to Scan" (Upload or Submit) box, browse to the location of the suspicious file(s) and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. If you get a message saying "File has already been analyzed", click Reanalyze or Scan again.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

ok, so let's say that you downloaded this .exe file. the one that i downloaded changes personalization things. even after scanning it, and it says that it is safe, would YOU feel comfortable running that file?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

Where did you download the file from and what did you think you are downloading?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:52 PM

If you have to add a link instead of http://www.google.com (for example) change it to hxxp://www.google.com

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

Where did you download the file from and what did you think you are downloading?

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ok, from devianART. you download a theme, and it changes many customization features on your computer, such as icons, desktop, logon screen, cursor, etc. i can provide the link if you really like.

will AVG be able to scan the .exe file?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

My experience is that Deviant Art is a legit website. I have downloaded wallpapers from the site.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

will AVG be able to scan the .exe file?

I don't see why not.
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