Quiz on Malware embedded in files downloaded from P2P sites

August 31, 2015 at 09:12:44
Specs: vista
I read articles only by tiversa stating that their was a certain malware that was very common. This malware is embedded in files you download on peer 2 peer networks such as limewire. Once it is downloaded onto your network it changes the share folder that you had setup and modifies it to add all your personal documents and files into the p2p share folder inadvertently. I have talked to many people and some say it could happen and some say not likely. I've just asking if anyone has seen or heard of this and if it's likely to happen or is it as common as they say

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#1
August 31, 2015 at 10:02:29
There is a much better way to get the answer you seek. Just Do google search for P2P malware types.

BTW P2P is the acronym for peer to peer.

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#2
August 31, 2015 at 10:28:19
I did and I've just found different people asking this same ? But no answer really.

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#3
August 31, 2015 at 10:34:05
Exactly What answer are you looking for? Are you asking us to validate that any P2P actions are OK and free from malware, virus, ransomwares, etc?

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#4
August 31, 2015 at 10:40:42
No I was just curious if anyone has heard of that malware that changes your personal files around?

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#5
August 31, 2015 at 11:26:25
Google for either P2P malware changes your personal files around or malware changes your personal files around and you will get another consensus.

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#6
August 31, 2015 at 12:12:41
What is the consensus I can't get anything

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#7
August 31, 2015 at 12:19:30
Basically they are talking about the crypto locker. Wher they encrypt your files and ask for ransom money. I've heard of that but I meant on p2p and share you files with the whole world? If that was a common practice.

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#8
September 1, 2015 at 00:30:22
If the particular type of malware you're curious about is possible then it's probably already out there. Here's another google search that may be more specific:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mal...

You can use "shared folder" in the search instead of 'share' for more hits.

P2P sharing is really a great way to spread that stuff around.


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#9
September 1, 2015 at 06:41:21
The answer to your questions is yes. I have seen it happen. It's likely if you use P2P sites and don't have proper security settings configured on your computer.

I stay away from those programs for that reason.


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