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Kudos0

Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

Is it necessary to scan audio/video files for virus, malware . . . . . . . ?

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Kudos0

Re: Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

Hello

Are you using a Norton product? if so, please run a full system scan. The program will scan the necessary files. The program knows best in most cases.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

This does not answer my question.

Kudos0

Re: Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

If you're downloading audio/video files and Norton detects a problem it will act, so no need to scan the files.

However, if you're inclined, you can right click on the file to scan it after download.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

Thank you. But what I wanted to know was;

Can audio/video files be infected?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

Hello

It depends from where you are getting the audio/video files. If you are getting them from a free site, they might be infected. So the answer is yes, they can be infected.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

and if the files ARE infected, Norton will alert you.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

Thank you, floplot.

Kudos0

Re: Do I need to scan mp3 and mp4 files?

Hello fredmcd-hotmail

You are welcome and thank you.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.

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