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zone12

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Is DOS-BOX Malware free?
« on: September 10, 2009, 02:44:40 AM »
Is the Freeware DOS-Box completely Virus free? I did scan the Installer but that doesn't really mean much. I've been hearing about Freeware having malware in them not because of the programmers but because the Installation freeware puts one in it. I've google'd the subject and so far it hasn't came up with anyone claming to it be a infected file

Edit: its reconmmeded by 3 game studios but if anyone can do one of those fancy online scans that use more than 1 AV that'll be great.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2009, 03:04:17 AM by zone12 »

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Re: Is DOS-BOX Malware free?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 03:13:05 AM »
If it is less than 10MB then upload it to VirusTotal - Multi engine on-line virus scanner.
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Re: Is DOS-BOX Malware free?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 03:18:41 AM »
That website is in chinese plus Would an installer file work?

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Re: Is DOS-BOX Malware free?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 03:21:40 AM »
If it is less than 10MB then upload it to VirusTotal - Multi engine on-line virus scanner.
This is off topic but I thought the maximum file size allowed on virustotal is 20mb?
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Re: Is DOS-BOX Malware free?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 03:31:22 AM »
It's a known and trustworthy program, very popular in the classic gaming scene(it is a DOS emulator) and it's clean for sure.

http://www.dosbox.com/

http://siteadvisor.us/sites/dosbox.com/summary/

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/www.dosbox.com

http://www.download3k.com/Antivirus-Report-DOSBox.html

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Re: Is DOS-BOX Malware free?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009, 04:20:32 PM »
If it is less than 10MB then upload it to VirusTotal - Multi engine on-line virus scanner.
This is off topic but I thought the maximum file size allowed on virustotal is 20mb?

It was 10MB for a very ling time, looks like they have increased it to 20MB, thanks for that.
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Re: Is DOS-BOX Malware free?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009, 06:51:58 PM »
Even better: DOS-BOX Portable

Now you can take it with you :P

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Re: Is DOS-BOX Malware free?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2009, 11:29:15 PM »
Thanks for the replys guys ehh sorry for asking for more infomation but does anyone know how to get the free version of daggerfall to run? The main site's guide didn't do it for me

http://www.elderscrolls.com/home/home.php

They released it for free but the manual's installation just didnt work I keep getting Error: you have put the CD into the wrong slot