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#1 Beaker77

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:23 AM

Having gone through all the proper site and material judgement processes and checked the site URL with VT, I then download the item to my desktop.

 

But is it safe to  run ?

 

The only last thing I can do is to scan the desktop download item with my AV programs (I have a  choice of 3). If this desktop scan is clear, does it mean the item is safe to run ?



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:41 AM

What it is that you downloaded to your desktop? Are you saying you have 3 AV's installed?



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:48 AM

What it is that you downloaded to your desktop? Are you saying you have 3 AV's installed?

It is a general download query I am referring to. Could be anything, but I am careful what I do download.

I am simply asking if a clean desktop scan of any downloaded item proves that it is safe to run.

 

Yes, I have 3 AV programs - my main online program is AV 2014 and I have 2 standalone manual selection programs of my choice.


Edited by Beaker77, 29 June 2014 - 09:49 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:56 AM

There is a solution. Take the downloaded file and submit it to

 

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VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.

https://www.virustotal.com/

 

You can check a file a URL or You can search

It gets scanned by 54 different AntiVirus software.

 

I hope this helps

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:08 AM

There is a solution. Take the downloaded file and submit it to

 

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VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.

https://www.virustotal.com/

 

You can check a file a URL or You can search

It gets scanned by 54 different AntiVirus software.

 

I hope this helps

Roger

Silly me, I  use VT often for URL checks but overlooked the file scan choice. the answer was under my nose all the time and i never saw it.

 

Tried it out on one of my desktop programs and it worked perfectly.

Thank you for answering my elementary question. Solved.


Edited by Beaker77, 29 June 2014 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

I am glad to have been helpful.

Cheers

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:13 AM

Keep in mind that many programs come bundled with other free third-party software you download from the Internet (often without the knowledge or consent of the user). In some cases, they may be included in Installers or Downloaders found at hosting sites such as CNET, BrotherSoft, Softonic, FreewareFiles and Tucows. These bundled packages, installers and downloaders can often be the source of various issues and problems to include Adware, pop-up ads, browser hijacking which may change your home page and search engine, and user profile corruption. As such many of them are classified as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

Anti-virus programs general scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits and bots. Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) and Potentially Unsafe Applications do not fall into any of those categories and that is the primary reason some anti-virus programs do not detect or remove them. This also includes online file analysis services such as virustotal.com

To learn more about PUPs and how you get them, please read: About those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
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Posted 30 June 2014 - 04:31 PM

You can also try this.

 

 

Anubis uses a variety of threat detection programs in order to provide the best malware analysis available.

Anubis - Malware Analysis Links - iSecLab

 

 

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

And there is VirSCAN, Metascan Online, Camas Comodo...which may not detect all bundled software.
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