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Old 08-11-2008, 07:25 AM
Carbon88 Carbon88 is offline
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Default Beware: eBay Pilot loaded with Russian files..

I purchased an 8GB Pilot from the Best Buy outlet in eBay. There are 186 video audio and video files and who knows what else loaded. Many are written in the Russian language and alphabet. I tried scanning them but for some reason, Norton couldn't see the Pilot. I tried using my pc and a mac. There may or may not be anything sinister going on but in light of recent events and the infamous Insignia picture frame virus, make sure you have your anti-virus auto-protect settings set to scan external devices when they're connected. Better yet, perform a hard reset before buying one of these.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:54 AM
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Better yet, perform a hard reset before buying one of these.
Be pretty hard to perform that on something you had yet to purchase. Sorry couldn't resist
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:00 PM
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You can get antivirus to scan the pilot by connecting the player in "File and Folder" mode. Also, if you use Norton, it keeps throwing a false positive bloodhound exploit during sync with WMP 11.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:26 PM
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you could always reformat the player without the computer by holding the menu button and power on switch when you turn on the player
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:21 PM
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Probably just some Russian dudes files. I doubt there's anything nefarious going on.

You should be more worried about the fact that you're using Norton. That pig is a virus in itself...
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:36 PM
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Probably just some Russian dudes files. I doubt there's anything nefarious going on.

You should be more worried about the fact that you're using Norton. That pig is a virus in itself...
I agree...Avast is far better, has a small footprint and it is FREE (their belief is that it is better to eliminate viruses than gouge the little guy...they charge for their commercial version...In the 8 years I've used it, I have had no infections at all.
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