Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How to Tell if a File is Malicious

If you’ve just downloaded a file to your computer how do you know if it’s safe to run it? These days many malicious files are specifically designed to seem safe in order to trick you into running them. As soon as you do they go about their nefarious purpose and may infect your computer, steal your credit card information and passwords, or other tasks which I can promise you won’t enjoy. So how can you tell the difference between these files and the legitimate ones?

Very good information from one of my favorite freeware source sites.

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