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#1 IWant2Help

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:09 AM

Ok, i got a link from a bot on steam which of course downloaded a virus. BUT the thing that i'm interested in is the code. I have a podcast coming up shortly and if you could expose the code of the .exe file and talk about it and its effect on infected computers on the podcast would generate some views. Im not gonna share the entirety code (unless you guys want me to).

 

Ok to the question

Is it safe to run resource hacker on the .exe file without it starting?

Cause when i tried windows smartscreen stopped me.

 

I would appreciate if you would respond before sunday (the day of the podcast).



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:44 AM

Hello,

The best advice I can give you, really, is if you cannot answer the question about a potentially malicious file and Resource Hacker yourself, then the answer is "no, you shouldn't run it". That may sound hard, but it is much safer than doing something you do not fully understand and accidentally infecting your computer. :)

 

The safest way to get to know more about a file without risk is renaming the file to a non-executable extension (for example .vir) so you cannot accidentally launch it by double clicking and upload it to http://www.virustotal.com


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:24 AM

Ok thanks for the quick response






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