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#1 MaraM

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 12:48 AM

I read it was rude to ask a question in another person's posting, so didn't want to intrude --- but I after reading the previous posting and the replies with great links leading to wallpapers for downloading, may I ask a question, please.

Is it possible to pick up a 'bug' when one is downloading a wallpaper - and if so, should I first download it to a file and then run AVG etc prior to actually installing it?

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:32 AM

AVG should be checking as you download.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:25 AM

Always, scan anything you download!
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:30 AM

And read the installation instructions before installing. Sometimes those notes say they are going to install spyware.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 12:21 PM

Thanks to you both Cowsgonemadd and Tg1911, I really do appreciate your advise!

Although I've got AVG up and running, didn't even know it scanned things while in the process of downloading (duh to me!) - but even so, think I'll not only read the 'notes' carefully, but be twice as safe and plop the screensavers into a separate file and then run the other anti-virus programs on it as well, prior to installing.

Thank you both for your kindness and help in responding to my question!

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 12:34 PM

You're quite welcome, Mara.
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