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    Fileshare Beware

    There is a major trojan doing the rounds of fileshare sites:

    Since Friday 2 May, more than 500,000 instances of the Trojan have been detected on PCs.
    The malicious MP3 music or Mpeg video files have appeared on popular file-sharing services such as Limewire and eDonkey. Firms should be concerned as employees often access such file-sharing networks on corporate machines.
    Story is here:

    http://www.computerweekly.com/Articl...le-sharing.htm

    and here:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05..._trojan_blitz/

    How "convenient" for the RIAA and MPAA?
    Last edited by nihil; May 9th, 2008 at 05:13 PM.
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    I always open downloaded files sandboxed in Sandboxie first after scanning them with AV software. I watch the Sandboxie process window to make sure no other processes are started. This way if the file is bad and possibly a new virus or malware i can see it try to install where as just a AV scan could miss it. Also if the file is malicious it will be contained in the sandbox profile which can just be deleted. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    There is a major trojan doing the rounds of fileshare sites...

    How "convenient" for the RIAA and MPAA?
    My understanding is they have their own "trojan-laden" versions. Never
    play anything from P2P in Windows Media Player.
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    Good points, here are some links:

    Sandboxie:

    http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie


    Fortres Grand:

    http://www.fortresgrand.com/products/free/vsb_free.htm

    Both are software "sandboxes"
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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