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Software => Computer viruses and spyware => Topic started by: Leigh on April 30, 2004, 05:42:36 PM

Title: Unwanted Downloads
Post by: Leigh on April 30, 2004, 05:42:36 PM
Can anyone tell me if it is possible for movie files to be downloaded to my document file with out my permission.

Is there a virus or something that is known to automatically download unwanted material to private computers?
Title: Re: Unwanted Downloads
Post by: It B me on April 30, 2004, 07:59:55 PM
Yes, viruses and embedded scripting can cause this. I would highly recommend the full or free Version of ZoneAlarm to keep any software from relaying info. Back to itís home server http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp?lid=zadb_zadown  
Title: Re: Unwanted Downloads
Post by: dl65 on May 01, 2004, 01:14:44 AM
Leigh....several things come to mind.....first is it possible that some other than yourself downloaded the unwanted movies. Then , I assume you have a good current virus scanner enabled on your system. So I would look for other forms of bugs..
I would D/L Ad-Aware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/        its free and then try
SpyBot....
http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10194058.html?tag=lst-0-1       its also free.
Try Spysweeper......
http://www.spysweeper.com/download.html
These programs should find and remove the little devils.
Hope this helps ,

dl65  ???