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How scan virus from software download from internet?

Hi Several time, after I downloaded software from internet, my pc got virus. So I want to scan it to prevent it from happening again. Any experts can give some steps to do that? Thank you
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John

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

I download to a fixed folder all the time (same folder). Before doing anything, I scan the folder for issues.

Where are you downloading from?  I download and receive a lot. But never any viruses.

Do not frequent dodgy websites with dodgy downloads.
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Thank you for your fast reply. Here are questions:
1 what is dodgy websites? how to know it?
2 can you recommend good anti-virus software?
3 do you think the download process can cause virus spread to PC ?
John

1. Dodgy sites:  Gambling, pornography, free stuff of any kind, fix my computer free, free software, hacking sites and so on.

2. I like Symantec Endpoint Security best, but Norton Small Business (same engine) is also good. There are others and if they have both paid and free, select the paid version.

3. If the virus is vile, yes, and that is why I avoid the sites above (or use a VMware virtual machine as a sandbox). But simple downloads should not spread if scanned immediately.

If you are prone to issues, use VMware Player to build a virtual machine, download into the virtual machine and test. Better to lose a VM than a real machine. In fact you can make a copy of a VM, download and test in the copy and then delete the copy.
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Thanks for sharing your experience. how do you think about McAfee? I think its interface is complicated and ...
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Thanks John, I should'v given more score to you
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That's no problem. I was happy to help and share the answers.
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you can add good comment for john :) thanks for sharing.
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https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28963527/Do-you-know-how-to-get-driver-for-VGA-adapter.html

I was trying to download driver from the link inside, but i did not do it as i am not sure it is virus-free. Maybe I can try the method above
John

If the driver comes from the manufacturer, it will be virus-free. I do this all the time.

Be wary about sites that offer drivers for all machines and especially drivers the manufacturer does not even have.
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