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Old 10-22-2012, 05:31 AM   #1
W. eWatson
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I'm about to download a science program from a BBC site via Torrent.
When I ask for the download, I get a ilividsetup.exe file, which
presumably I execute to get the actual video file. Apparently, all this
courtesy the piratebay.se/torrent/... Should I be concerned about any
malicious intent? There have been over one million downloads, so that
may speak for itself.

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Old 10-22-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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On 22 Oct 2012, "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

> I'm about to download a science program from a BBC site via
> Torrent. When I ask for the download, I get a ilividsetup.exe
> file, which presumably I execute to get the actual video file.
> Apparently, all this courtesy the piratebay.se/torrent/... Should
> I be concerned about any malicious intent? There have been over
> one million downloads, so that may speak for itself.


It's unlikely that BBC would distribute files via bittorrent, and
there's no chance at all that they would distribute files via
Piratebay. I don't believe you're really dealing with the BBC. Unless
you really know what you're doing and know how to handle live computer
viruses, I think you should stay far, far away from it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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W. eWatson wrote:
> I'm about to download a science program from a BBC site via Torrent.
> When I ask for the download, I get a ilividsetup.exe file, which
> presumably I execute to get the actual video file. Apparently, all this
> courtesy the piratebay.se/torrent/... Should I be concerned about any
> malicious intent? There have been over one million downloads, so that
> may speak for itself.


There is something similar mentioned here.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic407815.html

The .exe contains a search engine hijack.

On another page, I find this entry...

C:\Program Files (x86)\ilivid\Download Manager\Extras\setup.exe Win32/Toolbar.Zugo application

Which means ilivid is a Download Manager, that downloads *crap*.
Maybe Toolbar.Zugo is another search engine thing ?

"Good Software" always comes with a "parting gift that keeps on giving".

Now, the funny part is, if you scanned that with an AV
tool, it might come back "clean", in the sense that it's
"just a downloader". Maybe, if you're lucky, the AV scanner
will identify the thing as "potentially unwanted software"
or the like. In other words, a program that borders on
malware (on purpose, so the developers of the program
can later complain bitterly that their software is *not*
malware, and it's all just a misunderstanding and can't
we all be friends, Kumbayah etc).

Content on the BBC, is generally intended for UK distribution.
Connecting directly to their site, and attempting to watch
content from another country is likely to be denied. You'd
need someone to convert the video into a portable format,
then upload it on a Torrent *without* a special gift attached.
It's actually possible to put uninfected things on a Torrent,
as strange as that seems :-)

*******

The thing to do, is use your search engine, as a means
to find the right recipe to get a copy of that content.
Without a "free parting gift" coming along for the ride.

When you swim in a swamp, expect to be bitten by alligators.

Paul
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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In article <k62j6r$f0$1@dont-email.me>, wolftracks@invalid.com says...
>
> I'm about to download a science program from a BBC site via Torrent.
> When I ask for the download, I get a ilividsetup.exe file, which
> presumably I execute to get the actual video file. Apparently, all this
> courtesy the piratebay.se/torrent/... Should I be concerned about any
> malicious intent? There have been over one million downloads, so that
> may speak for itself.


You often get a questionable file when downloading torrent "movies",
experience teaches you what to not bother with. Most often it'll be a
very large avi/mpg type file that when played will simply display an
advert to go to some web page and download "the player" for the file.
This is with certainty a come on for bad things as clearly if they could
play the advert they could play the "movie" without the download. Also
the large filesize for small content should indicate all's not kosher.

I'd never run any "exe" file that purported itself to be some video. I'd
bet every dollar in my wallet it's at the best "more than just a video
file". I'd look for the title directly and then check the download is an
avi/mpg/vob etc. filetype that's known video before downloading it.

Note also - almost all the "zipped" movie torrents are come on's to
download a player or visit some site for the "zip" file's password etc.
They're a waste of time at best also.

The number of downloads is not a good indicator of a files "safety". Not
even sure for most sites that user comments are either as who's to say
it isn't the uploader doing all the commenting.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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"W. eWatson" wrote in message news:k62j6r$f0$1@dont-email.me...

I'm about to download a science program from a BBC site via Torrent.
When I ask for the download, I get a ilividsetup.exe file, which
presumably I execute to get the actual video file. Apparently, all this
courtesy the piratebay.se/torrent/... Should I be concerned about any
malicious intent? There have been over one million downloads, so that
may speak for itself.





If you're going to download torrents from lousy sites, get a Mac. Or use
Linux.
Otherwise become a member of something similar to Demonoid.
Whatever EXE that is, its nasty. Delete it.
When you download videos there should never EVER be an executable file.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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On 10/21/2012 11:48 PM, W. eWatson wrote:
> I'm about to download a science program from a BBC site via Torrent.
> When I ask for the download, I get a ilividsetup.exe file, which
> presumably I execute to get the actual video file. Apparently, all this
> courtesy the piratebay.se/torrent/... Should I be concerned about any
> malicious intent? There have been over one million downloads, so that
> may speak for itself.




It's a download manager
http://www.ilivid.com/


however as stated by others , there is no way the BBC is going to
distribute software through pirate bay
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:30 AM   #7
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On 10/21/2012 11:12 PM, Nil wrote:
> On 22 Oct 2012, "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote in
> alt.windows7.general:
>
>> I'm about to download a science program from a BBC site via
>> Torrent. When I ask for the download, I get a ilividsetup.exe
>> file, which presumably I execute to get the actual video file.
>> Apparently, all this courtesy the piratebay.se/torrent/... Should
>> I be concerned about any malicious intent? There have been over
>> one million downloads, so that may speak for itself.

>
> It's unlikely that BBC would distribute files via bittorrent, and
> there's no chance at all that they would distribute files via
> Piratebay. I don't believe you're really dealing with the BBC. Unless
> you really know what you're doing and know how to handle live computer
> viruses, I think you should stay far, far away from it.
>

It sounded like risky business according to stmts here, so I took
another path into Yahoo Groups where the British can speak to the
question. I have one reliable source there that can get me the program
I'm interested in over the internet.

Was there to think otherwise from the above.

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