Windows 10: Downloading files from the Internet. Solved

  1.    20 Sep 2016 #1

    Downloading files from the Internet.


    I would be very grateful if someone could advise me if it is considered safe to download OCX files from ocxDump.com website. If not is there a safe free website from which OCX files can be obtained. Thanks
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  2. Posts : 5,750
    Windows X (various flavours)
       20 Sep 2016 #2

    OCX files are no different than any other program (considering safety). I would suggest using virustotal. You can get it as an extension for Firefox and Chrome.

    The site itself, you are asking about, is clean according to virustotal an WOT, but you should check every program you download.
    You can check MyWOT page yourself.
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  3. Posts : 1,535
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       22 Sep 2016 #3

    gordon99 said: View Post
    I would be very grateful if someone could advise me if it is considered safe to download OCX files from ocxDump.com website. If not is there a safe free website from which OCX files can be obtained. Thanks
    I always scan any downloaded file for viruses. There are various online sites where you can send a file for scanning by multiple virus engines.
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  4.    22 Sep 2016 #4

    Downloading files from the internet.


    Thank you both AndreTen and Steve C for your very helpful responses to my enquiry. The MYWOT site was unknown to me and will prove very helpful. I will marked this thread as solved. Thanks again.
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  5. Posts : 5,750
    Windows X (various flavours)
       22 Sep 2016 #5

    gordon99 said: View Post
    Thank you both AndreTen and Steve C for your very helpful responses to my enquiry. The MYWOT site was unknown to me and will prove very helpful. I will marked this thread as solved. Thanks again.
    Thanks for posting back @gordon99.
    Also thanks Steve C to second my advice

    May I just add to take WOT rating (or any other) as first indication of trustfulness. No such service can make miracles. Virustotal service is more important to use, but also not 100 % assurance
    Get browser extension for it and check files as shown in picture below...
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  6.    22 Sep 2016 #6

    Will Do
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