Is it possible to be infected by a virus by executing a "save image as"?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by JWBlue, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. JWBlue

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    There is a website that offers to create a signature with a chosen font.

    MyLiveSignature - The time of your session has expired

    The instructions at the end say the following:

    Is it possible to download a virus this way?
     
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    If a site is malicious, clicking anything on it can infect you.
     
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    If the site has replace the right-click menu via javascript with one that looks the same, yes. But it could just as easily to it when you load the page.

    I checked out the site in question, it's just a harmless png file. You're just being paranoid.
     
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    Make sure you have AV in place and you wont have a problem there
     
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    Scan with Malwarebytes to ensure that you're safe.
     
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