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#1 mitts

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:00 AM

Recently I have downloaded a movie file from utorrent but when it finished I clicked on the file and it says open with.i have open it with vlc media player and it would not play.i have tried to delete the file but it says cannot find file location.what shall I do?



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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:25 AM

delete it from the elevated command prompt.

 

be in the correct directory and then enter

 

del filename.extension /f   

 

eg:

 

del hackerspwnedme.mp4.exe /f

 

Hope this helps.

 

edit: sorry to be mean, but if you are going to download stuff illegally you need to understand what you are doing.


Edited by TsVk!, 08 February 2014 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:43 AM

First rule is anything that is a movie or audio file on a torrent site, is going to be a Trojan horse.  They will usually delete the real file, then hide the actual file on your drive somewhere.

 

Second rule.  Stop downloading movies from torrent sites.  The only time I use Torrent downloads, is for Linux distros, and they are from their own Torrent feed.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:02 AM

I can't really agree with that Greg, that all files are trojan.exe's on torrents... not really.. really.

 

I can agree it's a really pointy horrible road that serves no-one though. They've done research on torrents and found that the people who download films would not pay for them anyway... So in reality it is a victimless crime (according to scientific research). Except if you ask billionaire companies....

 

I'm divided in ethics, I believe in the law, I believe in copyright, but the reality is that malware programmers will target this social weakness, such is this thread.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:30 PM

Okay, but perhaps you could explain this to me...what is the difference between downloading from a torrent than youtube? Is not downloading from youtube, illegal, also?

 

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Congrads, TsVk! ! And a great job and team work on getting that research paper out of that sick computer. :thumbup2:



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:28 PM

Youtube you are not downloading anything.  You are streaming the video.  Nothing stays on your computer.  Now of course if you use a third party add-on for Firefox, then yes you are violating the copyright of the owner of the video.






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