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Thread: Viruses in Pirated Windows CDs

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    For as long as i could remember I've been using p2p programs to download my windows CDs and install windows. I have a legit key, but i just lost my CD.

    I was wondering; Is it possible for The original source of that CD to have put his or her own little viruses in the windows files?
    Is this a concern for anyone else?
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    Yes it is possible, and not I'm not concerned.

    As long as you use verified links etc. it shouldn't be a problem.

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    Verified links?
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    A lot of times a little surprise is included ,in the form of a Trojan . I think the benefits out way the little gifts tho , If I don't like it I can always pay for the program .

    Links ? Try any Bittorrent program or search this forum .

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    A lot of times a little surprise is included ,in the form of a Trojan . I think the benefits out way the little gifts tho , If I don't like it I can always pay for the program .

    Links ? Try any Bittorrent program or search this forum .
    So you're saying downloading from a bittorrent will ensure that I don't get viruses?
    I scanned the CD for viruses already, but I wasn't sure if it would show up as viruses or adware since its built in. U know what I mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjix_media View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    A lot of times a little surprise is included ,in the form of a Trojan . I think the benefits out way the little gifts tho , If I don't like it I can always pay for the program .

    Links ? Try any Bittorrent program or search this forum .
    So you're saying downloading from a bittorrent will ensure that I don't get viruses?
    I scanned the CD for viruses already, but I wasn't sure if it would show up as viruses or adware since its built in. U know what I mean?
    No assurance.

    I'd think it'd show up. And I'd use at least 1 rootkit detector. And I'd install on a spare HDD. Disconnect from internet & run these scans.

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    "rootkit detector"?
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    Google is your friend.

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    Dont worry about it, just grab a scene release from a torrent site or whatever and use that, dunno why this lot are trying to scare you. Ive been using downloaded OS's for 8 years and never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Google is your friend.
    Discussion boards are also my friend.
    That one was VERY original BTW.

    This is why we are here busy; to discuss.
    They aren't called look and then google and not discuss boards.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakydave View Post
    Dont worry about it, just grab a scene release from a torrent site or whatever and use that, dunno why this lot are trying to scare you. Ive been using downloaded OS's for 8 years and never had a problem.
    Thanks bro.
    What's a scene release?
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