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#1 christinaemcc


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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:06 PM

Ok, So I am trying to download Outlook (I currently use Outlook Express but it is not compatible with my smartphone, the Motorola Q), but I don't want all the other programs (Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Word, etc).... so I know that it's bad and wrong to download software from p2p programs, but I tried to DL just Outlook from Ares... and it's supposedly an "EXE" file, but once it is DLed, and i double click on it... nothing happens except a "command prompt" screen briefly opens on the screen and then closes. It's not in my "programs" or my "recent documents" or anything.... I'm confused, how am I supposed to open / install it?

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:34 PM

You shouldn't. Most exe files that you download from p2p contain viruses. Not to mention it's illegal & also against forum rules to discuss it.

Click link > FORUM RULES

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:13 AM

Are there any other client applications that are compatible? Look for open source products that might work. You will be safer downloading these, and not have to worry about legal problems.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:29 AM

Thunderbird email client is compatible with the software for your smartphone.

Please stay away from P2P downloading without propper safety precautions. If you want to know where that it is leading to please take a look into our HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum.

Safety precautions are allways scan files, downloaded via P2P, with anti virus scanner and anti spyware scanner.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:35 AM

Christina, now that you have downloaded and opened the file, I strongly suggest you check your computer for malware. As mentioned, .exe files from P2P sites very often include things that can infect your computer.

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