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RE: COMPUTER HELP.

 by Voltman , Thu May 13, 2010 8:44 pm

I would like to take the opportunity to remind us all of the dangers of downloading free software.

It is not unknown for well known softwares to be tampered with by a 3rd party before being offered for download.
Ask yourself why a website would exist just to give things away.

The tampering can involve adding spyware and malware to the original program. The spyware will not announce itself and may pass unnoticed for some time.
Because the installation of the program is a deliberate action on the part of the user it will not be detected by the users security software (Anti Virus, etc) until is too late.
Simply clicking on any button in a pop up window can be enough to trick your browser into downloading a virus, no matter what the text in the window says.

The rule is simple. Find out who's software it is that you are trying to obtain and then go to their website and download it from there.
If you don't know enough about either the software or the website then don't download anything.

"Be careful out there."

VM


"Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of." Sir Walter Scott

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RE: COMPUTER HELP. Voltman 05.10.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. Sheldonboy 05.10.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. signman 05.10.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. phil 05.10.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. Voltman 05.10.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. Sheldonboy 05.10.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. signman 05.13.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. Voltman 05.13.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. Voltman 05.13.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. Sheldonboy 05.13.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. signman 05.14.2010
RE: COMPUTER HELP. Voltman 05.15.2010
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RE: Forum Promotion. signman 05.20.2010
RE: Forum Promotion. Voltman 05.20.2010
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RE: Forum Promotion. Voltman 05.26.2010
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RE: Forum Promotion. Voltman 05.27.2010
RE: Forum Promotion. signman 05.27.2010
RE: Forum Promotion. Voltman 05.28.2010
RE: Forum Promotion. signman 05.28.2010
RE: Forum Promotion. Sheldonboy 05.29.2010
RE: Forum Promotion. Voltman 05.30.2010
RE: Forum Promotion. Voltman 06.02.2010
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RE: Code Test Sheldonboy 06.04.2010
RE: Code Test Voltman 06.05.2010
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RE: HELP Sheldonboy 06.15.2010
RE: HELP Voltman 06.15.2010
RE: HELP Sheldonboy 06.15.2010
RE: HELP Voltman 06.15.2010
RE: HELP Sheldonboy 06.15.2010
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RE: HELP Sheldonboy 06.17.2010
RE: HELP Sheldonboy 06.17.2010
RE: HELP Voltman 06.18.2010
RE: HELP Sheldonboy 06.18.2010
RE: HELP Voltman 06.18.2010
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RE: HELP Voltman 07.11.2010
RE: HELP Sheldonboy 07.11.2010
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RE: Computer Help Sheldonboy 10.18.2010
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RE: Computer Help Sheldonboy 10.18.2010
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RE: Computer Help Sheldonboy 10.18.2010
RE: Computer Help Voltman 10.18.2010
RE: Computer Help phil 10.18.2010
RE: Computer Help Sheldonboy 10.18.2010
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RE: A Warning about Laser Printers mikejee 12.20.2011
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RE: A New Search Engine. phil 05.25.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. mikejee 05.25.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. phil 05.25.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. mikejee 05.25.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. phil 05.25.2012
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RE: A New Search Engine. Voltman 05.27.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. phil 05.27.2012
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RE: A New Search Engine. signman 06.11.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. Voltman 06.11.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. signman 06.11.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. Voltman 06.19.2012
RE: A New Search Engine. Sheldonboy 06.19.2012
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