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Following the advise of an answer in Ask Ubuntu, I downloaded and ran a script with a URL starting by

Is it risky to use such file? could it be a virus or something else?

If yes, what should I do?

Some details:

I followed this answer, and did

    wget -O
chmod +x
./ --extract driver

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I just create this answer to mark that I get the answer to my question in your answers and comments.

To sum up:

  • yes a can be risky, especially if then you run the downloaded script.

  • to know what is behind such link, 2 solutions :

    • curl -I

      in my case:

      curl -I

    • or do not download with wget but with Firefox and open your eyes
      enter image description here
      enter image description here

  • then you can evaluate the risk knowing the location of the file to be downloaded.

Thank you all for your quick answers and comments.

[#38685] Friday, March 17, 2023, 7 Months  [reply] [flag answer]
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