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Hello everyone,

Today while running Kazaa, I was told by "Bullguard Light" that I have 9 infected files, which were moved into a quarantine (which apparently is only a folder). The odd thing is, I never downloaded these files, at least, not by my own will, and they were in Kazaa lite, which only I use. These files are all (or at least are masked as) installers for cracks of various games: Battlefield 1942, Gothic 2, I. G. I, James Bond 007 nightfire, Need for Speed 6, Raven Shield, Sim City 4, Unreal2, and Unreal Tournament "multi-crack".

Does anyone know how these files could have gotten on my computer without my choosing to download them.

Also- I scanned my computer with Norton Antivirus and it comes up with nothing. I have the latest definitions.

Oh, and a last note- these files range in size form 29k to around 150, and the date and time of origin are the same for every one.
 

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A browser is a file downloading device . . . that HTTP command - downloads files. Every web site appearing in a browser is a download.
 

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to add onto jonjacobiks' post :
some websites dont play nice and dont ask you if you want to download files..that also might be case with kazaa lite...some files that you do download might not be what you want...MP3 files can be used as a "transport" tool for other stuff that you dont really want..or just a part of it...they kinda piggyback on it...for example, server part of sub7 can be just couple of kb's and can be disguised as, lets say an MP3 and it can "piggyback" almost anything (if you know how to set it up)...I dont know if that what happened in your case and your AV picked up a virus sig. but If you dont need those files, delete...also, you can try experimenting with net monitoring tools and play around with those...like Ethereal...its a nifty toy...

G/L
 
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