Honestly, it is a interesting topic. Leave it be.
I found myself revisiting from the Windows Malware Training and Cleaning perspective, that it does raise questions as to letting a Torrent share your Computer's Torrent Download Folder, which they do, unless cleared.
Again, I'm not happy to have the usage of Torrents, P2P software, and 'thepiratebay.se/' being said to be used on this Forum, and will express that I'm not condoning the post.
The idea of being infected, in pclos, was interesting.
Like many of you (I guess) I use Pirate Bay to download things occasionally. I downloaded what I thought was Life of Pi but what I got seems to be some kind of exe file even though it is labeled avi.
I introduced a perspective from a Windows Malware Cleaning aspect, which is the other side of the coin, but has it's merits, I felt. Linux and Windows users share the Net, BUT experience few similarities.Bald Brick
Actually he hasn't admitted anything of the sort. Has he implied it? That he has used Pirate Bay may sound a bit suspicious, but I've been told that everything on Pirate Bay isn't necessarily illegal. I don't use it myself so I don't know.
I have to disagree, or moreso explain to you; and it is the inference which got my head down, and thinking about the issue.
I'm no expert on Torrents either, you don't have to be, they are simple to use I believe.
I posted, pertaining to how a Windows Malware Removal person sees File Sharing, in the open, which using a Torrent is. Nothing like sharing a file with a friend, or family, or trusted colleague, or say a commercial site like iTunes .
A Torrent Client Downloads, plus Uploads a file
, if you aren't sure Bald Brick, just to help understand; directly from a Folder on your machine.
The opening Post: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,111300.msg950554.html#msg950554
Like many of you (I guess) I use Pirate Bay to download things occasionally. I downloaded what I thought was Life of Pi but what I got seems to be some kind of exe file even though it is labeled avi. I can't get rid of it. I delete it over and over and it keeps coming back, like a rick roll if you remember that. I have also deleted it to the trash with the same result. I downloaded clamav thinking I might be able to get rid of it with that but after I downloaded it I couldn't even find where it is located. Any suggestions? I guess I can, at some point, reinstall and will if it is necessary. Thanks for any suggestions.
That was/and potentially does mimic how a Virus can operate; hiding, and being evasive. Interesting indeed.
Really, I've said more than enough about not being happy about the Opening statement of this Thread, and having GoogleBots, YahooBots, etc. Archiving it; that 'PCLinuxOS.com' is happy to suggest:
"Like many of you (I guess) I use Pirate Bay to download things occasionally."
Doesn't sound 'pretty' to me. *Maybe some of the wording in the opening Post might be changed ?
That's all, and much too much for me to say, finito,... you either 'Getit', or you don't.
Regards and best wishes to all.