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Safe to download content uploaded by bots? - October 11th 2011, 02:30 AM

Does anyone know if it's possible to safely download content uploaded by bots? I recently discovered a site that has all its content uploaded by bots. There were no complaints about any malware in the comments.
   
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Re: Safe to download content uploaded by bots? - October 11th 2011, 03:09 AM

I highly doubt any of the content will be infected but you should scan them with your anti-virus and a program like Malewarebytes' just to be safe. I recommend running the programs that you download in a sandbox or a virtual environment before using them on your system.
   
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Re: Safe to download content uploaded by bots? - October 12th 2011, 11:31 PM

I'd say make sure to check the comments of the files being downloaded. If all have good comments, then sure. Of course, always be safe with downloading files--yup I agree with checking the files with a scanner.


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