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Old 02-16-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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Please excuse my na´vetÚ: exactly what types of websites am I supposed to steer clear of to avoid contracting malware infections?
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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Porn
Free Smileys
Almost all free game download websites (of course if the game is opensource to begin with its a different story)
probably more but thats what I can think of off the top of my head.
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Uh...no. Free games are all usually virus free. You have the smileys thing right. Screensavers, thats one. Free antiviruses, other then AVG, Avast or Spyware doctor or Mcafee, Torrents, Keygen/Cracks for trials, "FULL VERSION!" stuff, etc.
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I mentioned opensource games are fine. I meant pirated retail of course.
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Also, rapidshare, etc.

random toolbars, especially the POS 'mywebsearch'... I'm sure everyone here knows what I am talking about.

spam ads (10000000th visitor, free ipod, etc.)

most every illegal torrent

free music

EDIT: ohm55.. trust malwarebytes and ClamWIN as well.
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Also, rapidshare, etc.

random toolbars, especially the POS 'mywebsearch'... I'm sure everyone here knows what I am talking about.

spam ads (10000000th visitor, free ipod, etc.)

most every illegal torrent

free music

EDIT: ohm55.. trust malwarebytes and ClamWIN as well.
I'm estimating that less than 1% of the torrents I have downloaded contain viruses! If you're careful, read the commends, and order by the number of seeds, then you should be fine.
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I've heard that a lot will install rootkits and the likes, so they can infect it later.
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Also, rapidshare, etc.

random toolbars, especially the POS 'mywebsearch'... I'm sure everyone here knows what I am talking about.

spam ads (10000000th visitor, free ipod, etc.)

most every illegal torrent

free music

EDIT: ohm55.. trust malwarebytes and ClamWIN as well.
Also with rapidshares. warez-(CENSORED).org uses rapidshares and ive never got a virus... pay attention to post counts and how well known they are. (sorry breaking the rules if i share the website)

Your an idiot if you download a .exe and you dont know what it is.

not all rapidshare is bad. Just stay leery and clear of stuff your not sure of.
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The OP asked which sites viruses commonly come from.

I would say rapidshare is a pretty big one, though I agree not everything on it is infected.
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