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Blog entry by BubingaBill posted 266 days ago 763 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I downloaded Sketchup 8 yesterday and got a nice virus to go with it. I guess you get what you pay for when it’s a free version.
I’m still trying to get this damn bug out of my computer!!
Happy Friday everyone!!!!!!!!!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!



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HerbC

1154 posts in 1457 days


#1 posted 266 days ago

Bill,

What site did you download it from? I’ve downloaded it several time from Trimble’s new site and haven’t had any problems with viruses. On the other hand, a lot of these “free download” sites that show up during Google searches are really Trojan sites set up to distribute malware…

Good Luck getting rid of the virus.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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BubingaBill

247 posts in 283 days


#2 posted 266 days ago

I don’t recall the name of the site. The program its cool! I am used to adobe Illustrator so this will take some getting used to. But all in all it looks easy to use.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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Jorge G.

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#3 posted 265 days ago

Yeah, Sketchup 8 is not being distributed any more, so those sites that still have it most likely are just hooks for viruses. You should try the Trimble free version, the 8 day period for the Pro version is a PITA, but once that is finish you get the same as SU8 basically.

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Bogeyguy

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#4 posted 265 days ago

Scan before you load it to your puter. Save it to your desktop, scan with your virus protection, then install.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 265 days ago

I recommend a good anti virus program.

http://www.avast.com/en-us/index

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 264 days ago

I don’t use it anymore!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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BubingaBill

247 posts in 283 days


#7 posted 262 days ago

It seams to be ok now. I have anti-virus software always running. The only thing I have left is a VAF tool bar on my browser that I can’t get rid of.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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