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moblsv
03-27-2004, 09:39 AM
Is this the message we want to send to the world?
This video makes it look like these kids are playing cowboy over there.
http://www.punchbaby.com/media/gitfakt/clips/sick/DontLoot.wmv

Sid_Vicious
03-27-2004, 11:53 AM
I had both Norton and AV pick up a malicious content with this download...sid

moblsv
03-27-2004, 02:22 PM
It played fine on my Linux machine. Since you pointed this out I looked at it on my windows machine and Norton didn't have any problem with it.

Are there known viruses that are transmitted as .wmv files?

Troy
03-27-2004, 06:55 PM
I didn't get a "virus" warning, but all I did get was "greek" source code.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote moblsv:</font><hr> It played fine on my Linux machine. Since you pointed this out I looked at it on my windows machine and Norton didn't have any problem with it.

Are there known viruses that are transmitted as .wmv files? <hr /></blockquote>

Iowashark
03-29-2004, 09:37 AM
I'm getting the same thing, that usually means that it's doctored in a way that interferes with the code. I'm not sure, but maybe some of our computer specialists at this forum can find a way to make it work.

moblsv
03-29-2004, 10:22 AM
It's just trying to load the binary in the browser instead of sending it to an application. You can right click on the link and select "save link target as" ( IE has a similar option but I don't know what it is ) and put it on your desktop. Virus scan it if you're worried about it, and then play it in your video player of choice.

On a note about the video itself. Like everything on the net anymore I would be curious to know if this is real or spliced together footage to create a hoax and if it is real who made it.

t411
04-04-2004, 11:48 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote moblsv:</font><hr> Is this the message we want to send to the world?
This video makes it look like these kids are playing cowboy over there.
http://www.punchbaby.com/media/gitfakt/clips/sick/DontLoot.wmv <hr /></blockquote>
On a note about the video itself. Like everything on the net anymore I would be curious to know if this is real or spliced together footage to create a hoax and if it is real who made it.

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Even if it is spliced together, you can see and hear what the solders are saying and doing. I think some people do not want it to be seen, there is no virus. Do you think it is a hoax?... I don't think so.

moblsv
04-05-2004, 01:09 PM
I found the full video. It's from Frontline on PBS. If you are interested in seeing this in context watch "truth, war and consequences". It's in part one here
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/view/