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Old 10-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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what type of download file could be harmful the pc...
 
Old 10-11-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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Hello

Can you elaborate a bit on what you are asking? Any file containing some type of mal-ware could harm your PC or perhaps someone else's, but I'm not sure if that's what you mean.
 
Old 10-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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As ozar said, any file could be malicious to a computer, obviously not as much of a threat to Linux as the majority of viruses are aimed at Windows. Not to trail off topic, yes, any file can be malicious to a computer; that is why you always check something you download first before you run it/install it. If you can't check it (if it's a script, look inside the code) verify it's from a trusted source. Shouldn't have many problems if you follow that general rule.

An easy example would be as I said a script that for instance ran
Code:
shutdown -time 5
which would shutdown the computer almost immediately after it booted.

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Old 10-11-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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