checking download for malware

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by nospam, May 21, 2011.

  1. nospam

    nospam Guest

    According to a Microsoft Internet Explorer blog, around one in every
    14 downloads are of viruses or "malware", which the creators have
    encouraged people to open.

    http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/one-in-14-downloads-malicious-4181666

    but

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/3bjvhvm


    So is there any way to tell if a software download is safe to use?

    e..g how can you tell whether this software is safe to use
    http://www.cloudstorageexplorer.com/index.php
    It could easily be biding its time before stealing your credit card
    details or whatever.
    nospam, May 21, 2011
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  2. In message <>, nospam wrote:

    > So is there any way to tell if a software download is safe to use?


    If you’re running Windows, then it’s not safe.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 21, 2011
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