I was wondering how I could tell if something I download is a bad link that does something like:
Add a virus to my computer, trojans, gives a hacker info to hacking my computer.
Is there anyway you can tell?
well if you download it you can also use a scanner like AVG to scan it before you execute it. Thats what I do with all of my files
Thanks. I will keep that in mind.
Make sure that 1) the software you want to install doesn't include any spyware by reading reviews/comments about it (search for it on google) and 2) you are downloading the right copy and not an infected one by making sure you are at the right download page/website (again google should help).
get a few good spyware filters, and pay attention to what you download
Even if a virus scan comes out clean, it could still be something new that the scanner doesn't pick up.
In a nut shell, there's no real way to tell until execution, this relates to the popular theory of the halting problem.
Just Activate your Antivirus Like Mcaffee Or kaspersky then Download The File, If its a virus or Trojan or anything that harm your Pc will be caught by the antivirus and be cleaned ... and u ill Know about it that its Safe or not..
and usually illegal game crack sites contain bunches of them.... usually come in .exe files.
There isn't way to check a link before you download it.
The only caution you must have to download something, is have a comfident source.
Otherwise, you are compromising your OS and hardware.
Be aware, good luck.
You can also utilize an anti-virus program that does real-time scanning, as the file is downloaded it is scanned, and be sure to keep it updated.
Mine updates daily, and I still run a firewall just in case something does get by.
Just have an updated active anti-virus and anti-spyware installed on you machine. Most new version of anti-viruses and anti-spywares have automatc scan nd detection utility meaning, they automatically scan the file as you download it. Even the site that contains malicious codes are detected.
Get a virus scanner that can do real time incoming and outgoing file scanning. I believe all anti-virus programs today have that.
normally i don't download any files unless I'm really sure what it contains.
Sometimes if I'm really curious about a file i'd install it on a dummy computer first just to be sure.