FluffedFeline Aug 4 @ 4:40pm
the skyrim nexus scares me
i want to download one ENB but im scared its the internet files, PEOPLE POSTED THE FILES what if they are virus's i have norton But THEY WILL INFECT me im scared, oh god
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ExitiumTempus Aug 4 @ 4:42pm 
the nexus makes sure they arent viruses
Trigger Aug 4 @ 4:43pm 
Nexus is safe, i've never had any problems, simple and easy to use
Panda Aug 4 @ 4:43pm 
Only download the ones up on the mod's download sections. Don't download anything posted on the forum threads or mod posts.
Ilja Aug 4 @ 4:50pm 
They are currently scanning files, before validating them for download. You can see the icon and tool tip about scanned or yet unscanned files next to download link.

I don't usually care about that. Servers have their own safety measures and users will report immediatly, if something crooked is out there.

To my experience, dedicated social sites around games are among most reliable download sites there are.
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Golmore Aug 4 @ 4:54pm 
If a file has several thousand downloads and endorsements I think you are gonna be okay, and that is the case with most good ENBs on the Skyrim nexus.
medavroog Aug 5 @ 1:20am 
Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
... I don't usually care about that. Servers have their own safety measures and users will report immediatly, if something crooked is out there. ...

Don't you feel the OP is actually "trolling" ... ? I mean, seriously ...
jaderive Aug 5 @ 2:03am 
Originally posted by Noah:
i want to download one ENB but im scared its the internet files, PEOPLE POSTED THE FILES what if they are virus's i have norton But THEY WILL INFECT me im scared, oh god
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Incunabulum Aug 5 @ 2:27am 
Originally posted by Noah:
i want to download one ENB but im scared its the internet files, PEOPLE POSTED THE FILES what if they are virus's i have norton But THEY WILL INFECT me im scared, oh god

Then suck it up and walk away if you're too scared.
Syyrall Baroque Aug 5 @ 2:29am 
Nexus is safe, downloaded from there loads of times.
BTW, get Avast!, i've used both, Norton's good, but doesn't pick up everything.
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Ilja Aug 5 @ 3:32am 
Originally posted by medavroog:
Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
... I don't usually care about that. Servers have their own safety measures and users will report immediatly, if something crooked is out there. ...

Don't you feel the OP is actually "trolling" ... ? I mean, seriously ...

Do you have any idea how cautios some people can be from their nature? OP might be trolling, but reminding Nexus policy is still a good idea.

He might also be serious, but we just pulled out our branding iron...
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medavroog Aug 5 @ 3:40am 
Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
Do you have any idea how cautios some people can be from their nature?

Shall the OP refers to "adult sites" and those "questionable free hacked softwares" as well as "pirated game copies" ... then I would have considered "cautious nature" as a possible reason; however, the OP refers to the Nexus website.

Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
OP might be trolling, but reminding Nexus policy is still a good idea.

... alright ... shall you say so, so mote it be.

Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
He might also be serious, but we just pulled out our branding iron...

... actually, he already branded himself long before anyone pulled out the branding iron.
Ilja Aug 5 @ 3:47am 
Originally posted by medavroog:
however, the OP refers to the Nexus website.

Nexus just recently had another virus problem. It lasted about an hour, but some peoples downloaded virus to their computers. This happened about month ago.

That event was one of the reasons why AV procedures were tightened.

As I said, I consider game social sites among safest sites around all file sharing sites. It does not mean that they are 100 % safe.
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Scootis79 Aug 5 @ 3:59am 
Better if you unplug from the internet altogether. Also wash down your keyboard with ethanol to prevent the computer viruses from entering your body through the pores on your hands... personally I wear plastic gloves, at all times.
medavroog Aug 5 @ 4:04am 
Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
... As I said, I consider game social sites among safest sites around all file sharing sites. It does not mean that they are 100 % safe.

Perhaps I shouldn't place the OP on the par with most people ... you see, despite that event with Nexus ... We ALL [or as I presumed] have anti-virus softwares [or as I presumed] ... and would check each file with the anti-virus before unpacking [or as I presumed] ...
... however, I understand and see what you refer now: I apologise for unable to understand and grasp it earlier because the mere concept of it is so far fetched for me "personally".
Ilja Aug 5 @ 4:25am 
Originally posted by medavroog:
Perhaps I shouldn't place the OP on the par with most people ... you see, despite that event with Nexus ... We ALL [or as I presumed] have anti-virus softwares [or as I presumed] ... and would check each file with the anti-virus before unpacking [or as I presumed] ...
... however, I understand and see what you refer now: I apologise for unable to understand and grasp it earlier because the mere concept of it is so far fetched for me "personally".

There is usually very little reason for anyone to unpack anyting they have downloaded from nexus. I am occasionally doing it to work with textures and certain mods with a lot of options (creating completley new zip-files from them), but average user simply downloads the data with NMM or MO and installs it to their game.

That said, I have personally more than one program guarding my comptuer. There haven't been a single infection - or even detection - in years. I am also using safeguards in my browser(s) (AdBlock +, BetterPrivacy, Ghostery, HTTPS-Everywhere and NoScript) and cleaning both my registery and DNS cache weekly with CCleaner.

I am freely downloading and testing files from Nexus, blogs and other Skyrim social sites. I have never stopped to individually check each damn file that I got.

My point is, that there is no reason to be overly afraid of virus infection. It isn't smart to say that they couldn't be there either, when they are known to slip trough even AVs guarding something that we consider as "trusted." If in doubt, search information about site or filename. If it does not feel legit, then you can live without it. ♥♥♥♥ can happen, either way. There is little that we can do abou it, except to follow Scootis79's advice.
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