Windows 10: Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?

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  1. Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?


    Hi all,

    Sorry to ask such a basic question, but I know people are always inventing new spyware/viruses so I just wanted to check if it was possible for an .MP4 file to be infected with a virus?

    I've always thought .MP4 files and other video formats were 100% safe, but is this still the case in 2020?

    I'd appreciate the input from the computing experts here.

    Thank you.

    EDIT:
    I've been feeling a lot of paranoia around this question so any help would be great!

    :)
     
    NiceAndShy, Apr 22, 2020
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  2. Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?

    Hi all,

    Sorry to ask such a basic question, but I know people are always inventing new spyware/viruses so I just wanted to check if it was possible for an .MP4 file to be infected with a virus?

    I've always thought .MP4 files and other video formats were 100% safe, but is this still the case in 2020?

    I'd appreciate the input from the computing experts here.

    Thank you.

    EDIT:
    I've been feeling a lot of paranoia around this question so any help would be great!
     
    NiceAndShy, Apr 22, 2020
    #2
  3. Compumind Win User
    Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?

    Hi there!

    MP4 video files can be infected.

    If your video binds to a virus, you are bound to see the extension or you can check in properties to find out its video format.

    Some viruses are in fake video files. When you attempt to play videos in your Windows Media Player, for example, the device will search for the codec.
    Instead, of using the right codec, the video redirects it to the virus.

    Therefore, Windows would use the virus as codec, leading to infection of your MP4 video files.

    Each video file needs to be first scanned by an AV and possibly MBAM (Malwarebytes free) if you suspect that it might be compromised.

    FWIW *Think
     
    Compumind, Apr 22, 2020
    #3
  4. Samuria Win User

    Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?

    Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?

    It's not an editable file so no it can't contain a virus you çould get a file virus.exe renamed as an MP4 so it would run if you clicked on it
     
    Samuria, Apr 22, 2020
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