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I'm quiete paranoid

What if the buyer sends us infected files? How can we protect? :thinking:

Simple. Install anti-virus software that scans downloads.

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Infected files? You’re not paranoid. Sometimes I get so paranoid I think I’m Joanna Lumley trapped in a very long-running Avengers epoisode.

Simply don’t download or open executable files and you should be fine.

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The tips above should do what you are looking for, but if you want to go one step further you can add the following steps:

  1. add malwarebites, ccleaner or similar and let them check your machine regularly
  2. install a VM like OSBox and add some linux distribution to it , then only open buyer files in that VM ( a VM is like a program that acts like it is a physical machine and thus a virus will only infect the program not your actual PC).

Hope this helps
-Panda

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