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    website virus

    hi guys & gals!

    is it possible to do an online scan of my website files. my friend visisted my site from his mac and said he got a virus (it was the only site he visited)

    any help much appreciated.


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    do you use activex ads?
    Run a site? over 1,000 uniques a day? PM me for link exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr0CX
    do you use activex ads?
    ActiveX only works on Windows.

    Also, I doubt your friend got a virus from your site unless you're installing software somehow. Even then, I doubt it's possible with Mac browsers.

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    no, i just have mp3s to download (tracks i made), there is also a simple php messageboard, could this cause a problem?

    they are now unable to delete the mp3 - which is a great promotional technique in a way!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    ActiveX only works on Windows.

    Also, I doubt your friend got a virus from your site unless you're installing software somehow. Even then, I doubt it's possible with Mac browsers.
    oops didn't notice he wrote mac...
    Quote Originally Posted by detfella
    no, i just have mp3s to download (tracks i made), there is also a simple php messageboard, could this cause a problem?

    they are now unable to delete the mp3 - which is a great promotional technique in a way!!
    no php is fo sre not the problem... i think he probably got a popup saying "your computer's in danger" or something
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    ok, thx for the suggestions. i was hoping to be able to a scan of sorts, but couldnt find anything thru google. can viruses be contained within mp3s?

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    Yes, a virus can be binded with almost any file type. But, unless you are the one binding the virus file it is unlikely thats the problem. What do you use to encode your mp3's?

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    dBPowerAMP or direct from cubase. is it possible that if i had a virus on my local machine it could infect my remote site?

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    Doubtfull. Do you not have an anti-virus?


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