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Thread: Can Music Files Have Virus?

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    i just want to know if they can?

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    Last time I checked, No. MP3 files cannot contain a virus.

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    i can't say for sure, i've never ran into any. best ideal is to always have a virus program running just incase you run into one. just in case you haven't looked the start up page of kazaa lite has a link to a virus program called avg, get it if you need one. i have ran into some viruses when entering websites.

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    i have anti virus, i was just wondering if that kind of files could be infected.

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    Originally posted by KrackHead2k@6 September 2003 - 16:49
    Last time I checked, No. MP3 files cannot contain a virus.
    same with last time i checked...which was like a few weeks ago...something could be happening...i dunno..

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    mp3 no but becare full that the mp3 is realy that and not something else

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    Don&#39;t quote me on this, but Im thinking that since .wma files are the best for copyright protection and its what things like itunes and rhapsody use, the entire file isn&#39;t only music. This leads me to believe that instead of a copyright attachment, someone could attach a virus...
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    Originally posted by MUSLEMAN@6 September 2003 - 00:03
    mp3 no but becare full that the mp3 is realy that and not something else
    Yup, be carefull. Sometimes it says the file is an MP3 but its actually an EXE. And the EXE can be an MP3 binded with a virus. So the song will play, and the virus will open silently, but you won&#39;t notice because of the song. Even though no one ever falls for that, be carefull.

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    Originally posted by KrackHead2k+6 September 2003 - 01:20--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (KrackHead2k @ 6 September 2003 - 01:20)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-MUSLEMAN@6 September 2003 - 00:03
    mp3 no but becare full that the mp3 is realy that and not something else
    Yup, be carefull. Sometimes it says the file is an MP3 but its actually an EXE. And the EXE can be an MP3 binded with a virus. So the song will play, and the virus will open silently, but you won&#39;t notice because of the song. Even though no one ever falls for that, be carefull. [/b][/quote]
    KrackHead2k has it correct.

    Every so often there is a warning of an MP3 virus out that will destroy the contents of anyone who plays a corrupted MP3 file. The truth was that MP3&#39;s are not executable files and therefore could not become viruses.

    Pay attention to what you download, and especially what you execute.

    This reply (or lack thereof) has been brought to you as a courtesy of CrumbCat.
    © Copyright 2003 by CrumbCat, all rights reserved.

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    It is certanly possible an a exe virus file can easily be renemed to mp3

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