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Leigh

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Unwanted Downloads
« 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?

It B me

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Re: Unwanted Downloads
« Reply #1 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  

dl65

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    Re: Unwanted Downloads
    « Reply #2 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  ???
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