Staying away from viruses?

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  1. audnord

    audnord Member

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    Gonna get a new computer which mean i have to download all the wares agian.. So i have downloaded a lot of VST from rutracker and here, and i know the many of the plugins from sister site will cause false virus notification, and are safe. But today i downloaded a VST from rutracker that we dont have in the sister site, which Norton said had Trojan.Gen2, did not even open the keygen normally i used sandbox, but i still got a virus notification.

    So how do you guys keep yourself safe when downloading wares when its not from Audz. Ec Rutracker. When you have installers that might not be safe any tips from the wares pro's here?
     
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  3. metaller

    metaller Rock Star

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    Grab stuff from Audioz only and you are good to go. Install Avast free if you want to be adventurous.
     
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  4. audnord

    audnord Member

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    Audioz dont have everything, like you cant get every shiet from rutracker, its kinda insane tbh. Thats the scary part because you never know what these naughty russians might plant in there. Found a plugin that R2R have realesed and only on rutracker dont know why its not on audioz :o. Its work perfect tho but its kinda scary
     
  5. Olymoon

    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

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    You may not see some release at AudioZ because we respect DMCA takedown requests.
    On the other hand, yesterday a member sent me a link to a site with supposedly cracked new version of a plugin.
    The result was that installer and patch contained hard virus.

    My policy, which doesn't necessarily have to be yours, is to make music with what I can get from verified sources.
    There is more than enough to do what I want to do.

    The protection I use is ZoneAlarm free. It's a complete protection pack with antivirus and firewall. I set it all to manual mode, so I'm aware of everything and take decisions myself, I don't let the machine decide for me. This means a little learning curve, but it worth it.
     
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  6. audnord

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    I see, but should not rutracker be safe? Feels like its audioz but russian lol
     
  7. hani king

    hani king Producer

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    rutracker is safe ,i downloaded older stuff from there ,the false virus trigger usually cause by keygen.exe
    my kaspersky detected few false alarms and sometimes the instructions of install advice to disable your AV during installation
    ,and i remember i forgot to disable it and the AV deleted the keygen.exe thinking its a virus

    the solution is first read the instruction carefully because im sure it will mention to disable antivirus ,
    then download/run the keygen again and create a serial with that keygen and crack/patch the vst ,
    once the program is working
    and heres a tip , ALWAYS save serial number/exclude trusted keygens from r2r

    save serial numbers as txt file as backup and save it inside that vst plugin folders
    ,then enable your antivirus program

    in that way you will have a serial code on txt file incase you want to reinstall it back in future or on another pc
     
  8. audnord

    audnord Member

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    Even if it is R2R someone can add a virus 2 it.. but it feels like rutracker would be safe cuz itherwise angry russians come
     
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  9. Xupito

    Xupito Audiosexual

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    :rofl:
    Rutracker is safe. Remember that the users that download are also barbarian Russians bad-asses, they don't mess around so the uploaders (torrent equivalent) are very cautious... :lmao:
    Besides, with torrents every file is checked by the client you use to download to ensure nothing is changed from the original. Of course, that doesn't mean it can't have malware, but is in fact safer than direct download, like in AZ.
    Some direct downloads include additional files that check the files (if you see some small .md5 or .sha file these are the checkers).
     
  10. audnord

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    I got a trojan.gen2 from rutracker file yesterday is that a false positive or actual trojan?
     
  11. Xupito

    Xupito Audiosexual

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    No offense, but how the f* would I know? :rofl:
     
  12. audnord

    audnord Member

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    Hahaha many seems to know everything :p
     
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    both VR and r2r keygens have the lovely neshta virus in them, although they r easy to remove with the avg neshta remover, they mess with the svchost so exe files start to behave
     
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  14. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Platinum Record

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    russians are cool ppl pls stop that....

    i dont use any antivirus app since years...

    yea sure thats why team beat tested it and posted neshta scan tool on az...nothing


    thats a rumor...show us the code !

    and of course both teams would use the same ancient worm or what ever :deep_facepalm:

    the russians got you now...you fcked

    virustotal.com

    malwarebytes,kaspersky,zoner dont reprt false , mostly...heh heh
     
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    Gyro Gearloose Platinum Record

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    or the avg spy you out tool...
     
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    kimikaze Producer

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    If you doing backup properly and you are just casual user simply don't install any antivirus. Those always slow down your computer and whining about minor things. But when you actually need them to prevent serious danger, they fail.
     
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    Gyro Gearloose Platinum Record

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  18. jhagen

    jhagen Kapellmeister

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    Cubase 10 Pro on rutracker has no virus and works perfect, sister site don't have it yet.

    :winker:
     
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  19. Olymoon

    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

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    Let's think. If you download from Torrent, you are downloading from multiple private computers how do you control these multiple sources?
     
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  20. Xupito

    Xupito Audiosexual

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    As excuses go, that could be better...
    Why waste valuable brain time when you can just ask?
    Pides demasiado Oly :rofl:
     
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  21. audnord

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    Well if someone got virus from a torrent in rutracker the russians would probably make some huge noises and get mad af. The thing is torrent is much faster also and shouldnt it be safer?
     
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