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Thread: Filters Problem ?

  1. #1
    hi, I'm completely new here
    for some reason I'm unable to even find commonly shared software like operating system, or graphic programs. I can get mp3s and a few games which I'm not really interested in.
    I've narrowed my search specifically to software, am I doing something wrong? I never changed the filters on setup.
    Also I apologize if this question has been brought up before I did search the forums on the subject but "no matches" were found.
    any help would be appreciated. and please if you would keep in mind when replying I'm BRAND NEW.

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
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    DO NOT narrow your search to "Software". Just leave the search field on "everything".

    Also in K-Lite options make sure not to tick the box " Filter any files that may contain viruses" as every .exe file might contain a virus.

    Welcome to the forum.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    hi and thanks for your reply. sorry I took so long to get back (computer locked up whil downloading recent virus definitions)
    I guess I suspected that the filters were involved. I'll try thatand I'll get back to you.
    Is there a way to tell whether there is a virus from one
    file to the next ? before downloading for example by the extensions?
    I suppose I should be able to scan the file before opening it.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    a good AV will normally tell you before you finish the download if its a virus, but to be sure you should always scan, just to be sure
    I use avg and it always deleted virii before it finished downloading, mostly keygens and small apps have the biggest problem, but they hide them in everything

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    I may have a problem, after dowloading some e books; I now have 3 suspicious looking files with letters and numbers with a .dat extension could not virus scan
    error message stating it's a system file and cannot be opened, also I cannot delete it. any help would be gladly accepted.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
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    Where are these files located?

    If they are in your Shared Folder they are just the .dat files for incomplete downloads and nothing to worry about.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    sorry so long to get back, yes they're in my shared fileand i swear they were completed. now I don't even recall what they were I'll look I didn't think they could be moved to the shared file until completed though? and why can't I delete them?
    or scan them for viruses?

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    ok I'm an idiot you're right, they were incompleted downloads. I only disovered that when I viewed "traffic" and there were 3 files queued and searching boy do I feel dumb. I guess I'm also paranoid about getting viruses.
    thanks for your replies
    I'll now end this string


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