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Windows 7: How to use software safely which may be potential virus?

01 Jul 2014   #1
Vexxum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to use software safely which may be potential virus?

I want to use trainer in game and Antivirus says it is malicious so is there any software that can help me to run it without Risk of infecting my system?


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02 Jul 2014   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cheat programs for games are notorious for triggering false positives in some antiviruses, it could be one of those here too. Upload to VirusTotal and see what the report there says. If you believe that it's really safe, just ignore the warning, add to exception list and enjoy, but be very careful before doing so.

But if it happens to be a real virus, then there is NO way of running it completely safe. Sandboxes and such help, but they don't ensure 100% isolation really. What I use to run dubious software is to use a "disposable" virtual machine, one that I don't fear to reformat every week, just for the sake of testing. That's neither completely safe, but at least is some form of isolation, should you program proves to be a real virus.
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02 Jul 2014   #3
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

I use an add on in FireFox and Palemoon.. VirusTotal , you can run the site page before you ever go there.
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02 Jul 2014   #4
Vexxum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks. But i wanna know that is sandboxie really not 100% safe.
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02 Jul 2014   #5
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

I use sandboxie myself.. and it is pretty much a vitual box . you can terminate anything very quickly. I have seen mbam and avast stop stuff , even tho in sandboxie.. Please consider using it and go to safe sites from the get go..
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02 Jul 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nothing is 100% safe. What you are looking for is impossible.
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02 Jul 2014   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The safest way to run questionable software is in a virtual machine, preferably one running on a non-Windows host. But that isn't 100% safe either.

Edit: There is no such thing as 100% safety in anything.
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02 Jul 2014   #8
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

If it has a virus don't use it.

Thats my motto
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02 Jul 2014   #9
Vexxum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All right thanks to all
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02 Jul 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HLPTech View Post
If it has a virus don't use it.

Thats my motto
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