Re: downloding MP3 FILES

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>

Oh man, if you get that popup, ignore it, it's nothing but a scam, They're just looking to shake you down for money. They don't do anything for you or your computer. The only way to get rid of that popup is to exit the browser and restart it. It's a shame folks resort to such measures, but there it is.

On Mon, 27 Aug 2018, Kevin wrote:

But the location you download from can give you a virus can’t it?
Isn’t that what that popup that says message you’re your computer has a
virus call us and we’ll help you remove it, if you don’t we’ll be forced to
erase your computer as to not infect our system…  or something like that. 
And that popup doesn’t go away even if you exit your browser and re enter
E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee
From: Travis Siegel
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
Several years ago, there was a bug in some mp3 players that would allow
malformed headers to trigger some code execution.  That was a result of
the players, and the way they handled the mp3 headers, not the mp3 format
itself.  As far as I know, all those players have been patched, so that
particular bug is no longer present
Since mp3 files contain no executable code, it's extremely unlikely that
anyone could receive a virus from one, since there's nothing in an mp3
file that is treated as executable code, and you have to have executable
code for viruses to exist/spread, so I'd have to agree on this one that
downloading mp3 files by themselves poses zero threat to anyone.
On Fri, 24 Aug 2018, Hope Williamson via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi, it's probably not possible to get a virus downloading from Youtube
itself. It may be possible though, depending on the converter you're using
to download/convert the video to mp3 format.
On 8/24/2018 7:25 PM, Gene wrote:
       You said it is possible to get a virus or malware downloading
       from Youtube.  Do you mean possible or impossible?  For that
       matter, if you would be infected by downloading, which I really
       doubt, why couldn't you be infected by playing the file from the
       site?  For reasons I stated in my previous message, I really
       doubt you can be infected by downloading from Youtube.
----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
It’s called WASAPI,, record the sound your speakers outputs
It is possible to get a virus or malware downloading fron youtube
E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee
From: JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
Using “what you hear” or whatever it’s called in Goldwave is
definitely a neat trick and can certainly be really helpful.
You can’t really get a virus from an mp3 though.
The OP asked for a programme so I assumed he wasn’t talking about a
web browser. Surprised noone’s mentioned Soulseek yet, so I’ll mention
it now. Unfortunately the QT version, the only one being updated,
doesn’t seem very accessible from my standpoint, although apparently
some people have gotten it to work with NVDA…
From: <> On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: August 24, 2018 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
I use GoldWave to record songs, that way I can listen to the song as I
rrecord it.  Also you don’t get any virus or trash that is in the
music information such as author, extra url of ads etc…
E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee
From: Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 10:44 AM
Subject: [nvda] downloding MP3 FILES
hi group
which is the best and most accessible program for windows pc to
downlode mp3 files using NVDA?
thank u

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