Can Limewire videos give you viruses?

I'm downloading a movie, and it is a .avi file. What are the chances of a .avi file containing a virus or malware?
Update: You do not know what kind of movie I am downloading, I could be downloading a home movie for all you know, so stop reporting.......... jerks
Update 2: You do not know what kind of movie I am downloading, I could be downloading a home movie for all you know, so stop reporting.......... jerks
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