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After Deleting Virus, Is The Programme Safe?

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#1 tcswaite


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:51 AM


Firstly, I am not very good with computers so forgive me if my question seems ridiculous.

Secondly, have no other choice but to download a torrent of a program (Articulate Studio Pro) otherwise I would have to folk out over $1000 for the software. However, every version I download has viruses/malware stuff in it. I have got rid of all the viruses (using AVG and malwarebytes anti-malware), but I have to keep downloading program after program trying to find a non-infected version (which is obviously putting my computer at constant risk).

What I need to know is: Once I have got rid of the virus, are the downloaded files safe to use?

Are the files purposely put online to infect your computer and will not contain the desired file? Or do they contain the needed files, but are cased in a virus?

Also, are there any sites you recommend for downloading the file I need, I am currently using xxxxxxx



Edited by CatByte, 12 May 2012 - 10:04 AM.
removed link to torrent

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#2 CatByte


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:03 AM

what exactly are you using this software for?

there are always alternatives available for download that will do the same job for less price, often times for free, you just have to search them out


downloading software through torrents is stealing.

The developers of the software spend a great deal of time and money developing their product and deserve to be paid for it.

The fact that you can't afford it doesn't give you the right to obtain it illegally.

As you have found out, you have compromised your whole system in trying to steal this software, is it really worth it?

If you are a student, you might try contacting the company to see if they offer any discounts for students, if you can't find an alternative product.

I will only help you clean your machine if you stop trying to steal this software and look for legitimate ways to obtain the software you need.

If you agree to these terms please run the following:

Please download DDS from either of these links


and save it to your desktop.
  • Disable any script blocking protection
  • Double click dds to run the tool.
  • When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
  • Save both reports to your desktop.
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:



Please download aswMBR to your desktop.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run it
  • When asked if you want to download Avast's virus definitions please select Yes.
  • Click the Scan button to start the scan
  • On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.
  • You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:21 PM

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