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Offline Baz8755

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Is WINRAR safe?
« on: March 12, 2010, 09:53:26 AM »
I have been using a really old copy of WINRAR for years (3.30) with no problems but last night I decided it might be time to get the latest version (3.92). So I downloaded it from Rarlabs, virus scanned it and installed it.

All seems OK but having read various threads on this forum I just need to be sure that this software is not known to contain any form of virus or trojan.

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Re: Is WINRAR safe?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 11:20:59 AM »
you must be kidding  ::) where did you read this and what did you read? WinRar is absolutely safe, has always been, will always be, period.
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Re: Is WINRAR safe?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 11:26:19 AM »
Doesn't that depend on where he/she downloaded the installation file ???

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Re: Is WINRAR safe?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 11:27:37 AM »
Doesn't that depend on where he/she downloaded the installation file ???

well if you prefer to download it from "Cracks&Co", then yeah, there might be a problem  ;D
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Re: Is WINRAR safe?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 12:51:15 PM »
I found a few people on these forums reporting issues, quite by accident as I was looking for the command line to use for WINRAR to call AVAST for a virus scan. One seemed to suggest that one of their servers has on occassion been infected, do a search for WINRAR on these forums.

Hopefully my download from RARLABS is safe :)
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