How to use software safely which may be potential virus?


  1. Posts : 62
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 2,418
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 1,514
    Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 62
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks. But i wanna know that is sandboxie really not 100% safe.
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  5. Posts : 1,514
    Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    Nothing is 100% safe. What you are looking for is impossible.
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  7. Posts : 2,499
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 3,904
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       #8

    If it has a virus don't use it.

    Thats my motto :)
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  9. Posts : 62
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #9

    All right thanks to all
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  10. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #10

    HLPTech said:
    If it has a virus don't use it.

    Thats my motto :)
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