10-13-2009, 03:49 PM
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For most of my files I use MediaFire.com, which scans all of their incoming data for viruses. As such, MediaFire.com is extremely safe. However, other downloads are more of a gamble. Nonetheless, this is such a computer-intensive age and most information is online now. If you stay away from all downloads, then you are limiting the information available to you.
I'm not saying you have to trust my files, not at all, but it does seem a little odd to get online and not be willing to take risks. You could get a virus just from visiting a website or opening your email. As such, opening files is only part of the problem. Personally, I trust my antivirus software and back up my files. Some risks have to be taken if you want to get anything done in life.
Please note that I am not too concerned about people using or not using my files, but there are other people out there that have some great information in downloadable files. I would hate to see people avoid everyone's data just because a few bad people put viruses in their files--gives the rest of us a bad name.
Just My Two cents,