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DO Tv Programmes contain Viruses?

thisoldman
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DO Tv Programmes contain Viruses?

Last week i recorded a tv prog on my computer not from the internet. I just used my t-stick .
Later when i did a routine scan my antivirus prog objected to the mpeg file.
It contained a virus. How is this possible please?
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Superuser
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Re: DO Tv Programmes contain Viruses?

Since an mpeg file is an encoded,compressed file it's likely that the AV software saw a series of bytes that 'looked' like a virus signature.
Its almost certainly a false positive.