About an hour ago I clicked to download Soundcloud Downloader from CNET. I saw the high rating it had with 102 votes, so I thought the program should be pretty safe, but when I saw the downloader/installer box I started to get nervous. Then I read some of the reviews (which I clearly should have done first) and this one sums it up pretty well:
Doesn't work at all and all the 5 star reviews were created by the developer
As soon as I read that review I unlugged the internet and clicked on the downloader/installer box to cancel, but I don't know how far it had already gotten in putting files on my computer.
How concerned should I be? Could this file download possibly have installed hidden malware?
What is the best course of action to keep from having any viruses/malware/rootkits, etc. show up on my computer in a day/week/four months from now?
Is just running some virus scans enough?
Should I use system restore, and will that prevent anything from this download from still being anywhere deep in the computer?
Any help or advice is very appreciated.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 12 August 2013 - 12:21 PM.
Removed link. ~ OB