Filehorse is no longer a safe download source

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by trimis, Apr 9, 2020.

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    trimis

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    Filehorse.com which was on my previous list of safe sites to download software, is no longer. Last night I downloaded Bleachbit 1.7, which came loaded up with four PUPs, plus some sort of malware that took out my VDSL connection, and paralyzed most of my PC. Fortunately, I had not yet got around to disabling 'system restore', which saved the day. If you download from Filehorse use the same caution as with CNET, or download.com.

    On a semi-related topic, I'd advise against downloading Smadav Antivirus, unless you are willing to pay for the 'pro' version....the free one is nagware that is constant.
     
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    best to always scan every download before opening
     
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    I expect so, but I'm still trying to figure out how to do that. I have Malwarebytes installed, and was going to install Virus Total Scanner next (before this near disaster happened), but now I'm hesitant to install anything til I have access to a computer tech doing housecalls again. So far as I can tell, Malwarebytes Free does not do this on its own, as I got no warning til after I opened it....too little too late.
     
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    any antivirus and malwarebytes free also should have a right click option to scan just that file I have this for my 360 total security essentials and for malwarebytes free
     
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    Liz, how well does that work on other anti virus files, can you do that to all free program files and get real results
     
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    I always run malwarebytes free and 360 TSE on my downloaded files, I do not use any other antivirus and if I am still not sure I run the file through Virus Total online, with a right click context you can scan any file you wish, but when doing full scans these files have already been checked, :)
     
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