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O.P. Safe or unsafe
If i want to download something, how can i be sure its safe 1st?

Also my friend said this is a good game:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html
Is it safe?
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10-29-2006 02:58 PM
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RE: Safe or unsafe
Snapfiles/WebAttack is a nice download site, I use them a lot. safe.
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O.P. RE: Safe or unsafe
Thank you Menthix but what about the rest of the question?
Also Can Anyone Else say what they think about the site? :D
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RE: Safe or unsafe
use a friggin virus scanner
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RE: Safe or unsafe
Well I wouldn´t download any exe files for a start because thats not safe zip files are alright because you can scan them before opening them but it all depends if you can trust the site.
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RE: Safe or unsafe
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I wouldn´t download any exe files for a start because thats not safe zip files are alright because you can scan them before opening them
That doesn't make any sense, you can scan a .exe file just as easy before opening it as a .zip file and any other file. Just save the file and you can do whatever you want with it, as long as you don't execute/run (doubleclick) the file, there is no way a virus can do it's thing. Just accepting a (.exe) file transfer on MSN/WLM won't give a virus a chance either, you will still need to click the open link after the file transfer is complete so it can actually execute the code on your PC.

And even if you do open an .exe or any other file with an virus in it... every modern virusscanner that is properly configured will scan executable files for viruses before they are actually executed. Basically you never have to manually scan files for virusses. If you would try to run a file with a virus in it your virusscanner will see it and notify you while it prohibits the virus code from executing.
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RE: Safe or unsafe
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Originally posted by EnglandBoyForLife.
If i want to download something, how can i be sure its safe 1st?

Also my friend said this is a good game:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html
Is it safe?
Please help

You get some random guy on a forum to download it and tell you that it seems fine.  (Y)
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RE: Safe or unsafe
Yes thats a good program I've used it before (Y)
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RE: Safe or unsafe
Try McAfee SiteAdvisor.

Although it won't scan the downloaded file, it will very often provide info on the files.

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12-09-2006 06:27 AM
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You get some random guy on a forum to download it and tell you that it seems fine.  (Y)
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