Can I upload a suspicious file that may contain malware to SkyDrive?

Posted on 2009-07-02
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Dear Experts, I am trying to clean a computer at work which do not come with a CD or DVD recorder, I do not trust the antivirus solution the company installed.
Can I upload the suspicious files to SkyDrive and the download them at home in order to scan again with a more reliable antivirus?

What is the risk to upload suspicious files to SkyDrive?

Thank you very much for any information you can provide me

Antonio Macias
Question by:rebelscum0000
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houssam_ballout earned 240 total points
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there is no much risk
what files are you trying to upload>
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warturtle earned 120 total points
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Upload the file(s) on and let it check and tell you if they are really infected or not.

Hope it helps.

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.exe files
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arixsin earned 140 total points
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Skydrive does not run an AV scan on the files that you upload. As long as you do not execute a file that might be infected you are fine.
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houssam_ballout earned 240 total points
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can you remove the antirvirus @ ur office comptuer and install yours....

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yes I upload to virus total, most of the suspicios files are show 50/50 that is why I want to scant it with NOD32 or Bitdefender 2009 at home, I am not sure I will able to download from SkyDrive, the point here some of these suspicios files are very usufull

Thank you
Antonio Macias

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>can you remove the antirvirus @ ur office comptuer and install yours....
No please!!! If I do these and if the admon discover I will have to search for another job, not for suspicios files  lol

Well I know I can only ask a question, but I not sure If at home I will be able to download those suspicios files from SkyDrive

Thank you

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