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kucla April 24th, 2002 03:25 PM

viruses?
 
are there virus risks in downloading programs, music, etc from limewire?

Smilin' Joe Fission April 24th, 2002 03:37 PM

Re: viruses?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by kucla
are there virus risks in downloading programs, music, etc from limewire?
Programs maybe... I haven't heard of any MP3 viruses yet. There are also some video formats (.ASF files for instance) that allow embedded URLs that could redirect the viewer to a website containing some malicious scripts.

This is just my advice, but if you wish to download programs from the Gnutella network, you'd probably best install a good anti-virus package first.

Dividend April 24th, 2002 03:37 PM

Music (MP3): No Risk. MP3's cannot be infected, since they are decoded, not executed.
Programs: High Risk. Try to not use P2P for program downloads, as they are often Virus or XXX filled. Just my experience . . .

Cheers :)

Dividend April 24th, 2002 03:38 PM

Crap, beaten to the post :rolleyes:

kucla April 24th, 2002 03:42 PM

thanks! MP3s it is!

Unregistered April 24th, 2002 03:47 PM

MP3 viruses
 
See this thread for an article about vulnerabilities in MS Media Player and Real Player.
http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...threadid=10004


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