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Articles and exe's

Postby sexytink » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:36 am

Hi
Been away from the newsgroup scene and just wondering why most if not all articles I am seeing in groups are exe's? I just downloaded articles from multimedia and almost all are exe's? Did I miss something?

Thanks for the help
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Re: Articles and exe's

Postby Hecks » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:03 am

They are all viruses. There has been a plague of such spam over the last year in many groups. They're quite easy to filter out, though. Needless to say: don't dl & run any of them.
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Re: Articles and exe's

Postby sexytink » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:17 am

Figured that much, What a shame. I couldn't find any way to filter them out in GrabIt. Any ideas?
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Re: Articles and exe's

Postby Fartingbob » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:10 am

Well you can use nzb sites which filter and sort the whole mess of groups into an easily searchable and safe way of getting what you want. If you do want to stick to the old way of browsing the groups manually then i dont know if a decent reader has a good filter option. Wouldnt be hard, just filter all *.exe results but theres only a few still-maintained readers out there now.
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