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WARNING: Executables!!!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:59 am
by Shaun
Please note -

Before running an executable downloaded from here or anywhere ensure you know the source - be careful!
Anti virus/firewalls etc should be up to date/running and preferably the exe should be tested in a safe environment first e.g. a vmware session which has had a snapshot taken.

Please: report any concerns over exe's posted on this site and we will investigate/remove.

Shaun Brewer.

Re: WARNING: Executables!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:35 am
by Earp
Hi!

I check all my files with this helpful Website: https://www.virustotal.com/

Cu Earp

Re: WARNING: Executables!!!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:14 pm
by BFG
Just be aware that antivirus scans can register false positives sometimes as well. For example, my fully-up-to-date copy of Norton Internet Security 2014, with the most aggressive settings possible, blocks two of the latest Spark engines due to "poor reputation", not any genuine viral activity.

Re: WARNING: Executables!!!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:23 pm
by Graham Banks
BFG wrote:Just be aware that antivirus scans can register false positives sometimes as well. For example, my fully-up-to-date copy of Norton Internet Security 2014, with the most aggressive settings possible, blocks two of the latest Spark engines due to "poor reputation", not any genuine viral activity.


Yes, you're correct.
I get blocked with spyware warnings when I try to access the Djinn site, plus a couple of other engine sites.

Re: WARNING: Executables!!!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:52 am
by deefree49
Yes... I nearly got burned by a link that was supposed to be Black Mamba 2.0. It was on the 'Immortal Chess' Forum by poster named "Scorpion Chess". I'm not saying it was intentional but at the same time it seems to be proper to at least put out a warning to others.

My fault too because you should never download anything that isn't from the actual source site. Stuff everyone should know...

Eventually I did find the program on a safe site.

Re: WARNING: Executables!!!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:56 am
by sugarr