How Can You Tell If A Download is Safe
Today we will take a look at the risk of downloading files off the internet and how to really know if they are safe or not to install on a computer.
1. Only download from trusted sites.
2. Upload the file to VirusTotal
3. Who is the publisher? is it unknown?
4. Run it in Windows Sandbox
5. Check the .exe’s network activity for suspicious behaviour with process explorer
6. Never download illegal or pirate software
7. Scan your download.
8. Use good antivirus and firewall software.