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Post by Stephon on 28th December 2008, 10:50 pm

Well, I heard about a certain program that you can use to check things before you actually put them on your computer.. I can't remember where I heard this but yeah..

Any clue what I'm talking about?

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Post by Nazzgull on 28th December 2008, 10:52 pm

Why do you want to check them ?



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Post by Stephon on 28th December 2008, 10:55 pm

@Nazzgull wrote:Why do you want to check them ?

I mean it's stored in a area that it can't get out of until you say so. It could be used to check files that you want to download and make sure they are clean.. Goofy

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Post by Nazzgull on 28th December 2008, 10:57 pm

You can use any of antivirus software for this kind of job. When you start to download, Avast should warning you "Trojan found, abort download", you mean something like that ?



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Post by Stephon on 28th December 2008, 11:01 pm

@Nazzgull wrote:You can use any of antivirus software for this kind of job. When you start to download, Avast should warning you "Trojan found, abort download", you mean something like that ?

But it's sorta to late in some cases..

I think it's called Sandbox.. I looked it up but I was just wondering if it was the thing I was talking about.. lol

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Post by Nazzgull on 28th December 2008, 11:09 pm

Ok visit this BLOG

As you see, i quote
In a word, no.

Firefox can do it, only in this case
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/internet/firefox/scan-files-for-viruses-before-you-download-with-drweb/

Enjoy !



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Post by Doctor Inferno on 29th December 2008, 3:35 am

You are probably talking about a download manager.


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Post by Nazzgull on 29th December 2008, 11:08 am

Yea, but he want to check file before he download it. It's possible with Dr.Web.



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Post by Lance(HAOH) on 30th December 2008, 4:01 pm

You should combine Avast with Dr-Web.They make a perfect pair.First,you scan the online file for viruses using Dr. Web.If a virus is detected,the next step goes without saying...If a virus is not detected,then,you could click on the download link first.Once,you are prompted to download the file,avast will signal you if the file contains a virus,the latest the detection will be when you download the file,like what Nazzgull said.The disadvantage of Dr. Web is that it can only detect major viruses like trojans.Other stuff like adware would not be detected.Actually,after the file has crossed these two security barriers,you could use a powerful antivirus program to scan it before opening.This will make sure that the file that you downloaded is 99% safe.Just do not download any PROGRAMS OR .EXE FILES from P2P programs or servers like minninova,emule,bittorrent,Kazza,etc.OR from any crack,keygen,illegal sites.Also remember to clear your browsing history regularly.Your computer should be free of viruses in this way.

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