pious asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

how will i know that what i am downloading has a virus?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    scan the file with an anti virus program. I use AVG Free Version 7.5 Antivirus. it's free and very popular.

  • 1 decade ago

    As such while ur downloading anyfile u cant tell that there is a virus or not but most of the execulable(exe) Files contains viruses. U must hv good antivirus protection that detects the virus as soon the virus comes in its bieng.I use Kaspersky antivirus and it is really good

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can not know. You must avoid such sites that may have virus. You insatll a standard antivirus soft ware such as Norton, AVG , Avast ( free antivirus software and Ad-aware, Ewido ( free spyware removers). You can download free softwares at

    http://fixit.in/antivirus.html and http://fixit.in/spywareremover.html

  • emanon
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Your Virus Scanner should catch it.. If you have one installed.. Check out how good it is by trying to download the eicar virus.. Which is a test file, completely safe, that ALL virus scanners SHOULD catch..

    It goes into details.. Download the .com file to downloading .zip files.. Most scanners will catch the .com and .txt file but will miss the .zip files.. But few catch them.. Read about it and test here...

    http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well to prevent urself from getting a virus make sure the site ur getting the file from is ligit

  • 1 decade ago

    If you have a good virus scanner, it will detect it for you, and it will let you know. If you don't have one, let me suggest Alvira.

  • 1 decade ago

    My mum says that if your temperature is high, and you feel dry in the mouth - even when drinking lots of water, you probably have a virus.

    Stick two paracetamol up yer bum and sleep on it.

  • 1 decade ago

    VIRRUS WILL SHUT DOWN PC

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