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Windows 7: Do all games contain viruses?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Debby

Windows 7
 
 
Do all games contain viruses?

Hi! Do all online games contain viruses? I never download them. I never play them - but I only let my young toddler grandchildren play toddler games online on my computer, now and then.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Debby,

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Do all online games contain viruses? I never download them. I never play them - but I only let my young toddler grandchildren play toddler games online on my computer, now and then.
I woud think that it would be more orientated towards adverts etc than viruses. There could be Spyware and Malware but this obviously depends on the integrity of the sites used!
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Debby

Windows 7
 
 

Ok thanks for explaining! I guess I could try out checking them over first with Virus Total before using them. It's hard to know otherwise, which sites are safe or not, I'd guess. Though all I get for them are educational games for kids. But lots of them try to get people to pay after a trial period. You can close this.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Debby,

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OK thanks for explaining!
You can close this.
You are most welcome!
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Debby View Post
Hi! Do all online games contain viruses? I never download them. I never play them - but I only let my young toddler grandchildren play toddler games online on my computer, now and then.
why chance it? simply buy a multi-game program at the store, install and never even deal with the internet. issue gone!
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Why chance it? Simply buy a multi-game program at the store, install and never even deal with the internet. Issue gone!
I agree, the safe option is usually the best!
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Debby

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks! I will plan to take your advice on that!
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Debby View Post
Thanks! I will plan to take your advice on that!
you are welcome
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3 Days Ago   #9
JamieCambell

Windows 10 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can use Steam or Uplay to play online games and be sure that these do not contain any viruses =)
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3 Days Ago   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Although I agree that the commercial Disk or USB stick is the safest method of obtaining games or any other software you still have to be careful.

I can recall the infamous Lotus 123 incident where the world's favorite Spreadsheet program, [This was pre Windows / Excel], due to a disgruntled employee, was shipped, [Shrink Wrapped], containing a virus.

These days this kind of thing should never happen as the software developers are fully malware aware and checks are manyfold, but it should not have happened in the past either, so ensure you run a good anti-malware suite, and keep it up to date.

Also remember if a deal looks too good to be true, then it probably is, and will usually contain some free "add-ons" that you do not want, Viruses, worms, keyloggers
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