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Windows 7: Do all games contain viruses?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Debby

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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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