trojan, virus???

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ilan, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    I would like to know if zip files or any other files that are uploaded to this forum by all members are they been scanned for trojans or virus??

    Is it safe to download files from here from any member?
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    No. They are not scanned by the server.

    Please contact me if you encountered any suspicious file.
  3. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    Wow, i am really surprised now.
    thanx erel for making this clear

    I will be more careful now ...
  4. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    It doesn't matter how much I trust a site and its users, I ALWAYS scan files myself! It's so easy these days to have an infected PC and not even know it which can lead to even the most well intended post being infected and infecting others.
    That said, I've never come across any suspicious files on this forum to date and I've downloaded quite a few :D
  5. Informatix

    Informatix Expert Licensed User

    I even use a sandbox (Sandboxie) for my internet tools so anything coming from internet is in the sandbox and cannot do any harm to my PC.
    RandomCoder likes this.
  6. ilan

    ilan Expert Licensed User

    This the first time i hear about sandbox...

    I think i will format my notebook and install sandbox... (my notebook is running to slow..:()

    Thank you informatix :)
  7. MaFu

    MaFu Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I also use Sandboxie for years and can say: highly recommended
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