Author Topic: Can you download a flash file and keep it "safe"?  (Read 1573 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

user101

  • Guest
Can you download a flash file and keep it "safe"?
« on: April 13, 2011, 06:46:06 AM »
Can a flash file be downloaded & kept in an environment like a sandbox where it cannot infect anything should there be any virus bundled into the file? I expect that I can play the flash file in a sandbox to prevent anything from happening while it is playing. But I also am concerned about prorection with just having the flash file downloaded and sitting there.

Thank you

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67235
Re: Can you download a flash file and keep it "safe"?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 02:05:38 PM »
What is the program that is opening the flash file? A flv player? A browser?
You can sandbox the program in the paid version.
The best things in life are free.

Offline Asyn

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 76079
  • Urlaub/Vacation
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
Re: Can you download a flash file and keep it "safe"?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 02:11:10 PM »
There's an unresolved 0-day..!!
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.msg628864#msg628864
So, sandboxing (also the program that downloads it, as Tech said) is a good idea, atm. ;)
asyn
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0