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sandman_1

join:2011-04-23
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reply to sandytrat

Re: [Newsgroups] usenet flooded with viruses, encrypted files.

Couple of pointers:

1. Virus posts are usually less than 10MB in size.
2. Some passworded files are nothing more than spam or scams

With that knowledge, you can use binsearch to filter out that crap you don't want. If you go to advanced search, center top of page, you can use the extended options to filter out that junk.

Most TV shows 1hr in length for example are 300-500 for SD and 700MB-2.2GB for HD. Just putting in 300MB or larger will filter out the viruses.

A little common sense goes a long way.


sandytrat

join:2002-11-03
Columbus, OH

Sorry, I thought it was clear from my post, I HAVE been doing this for years. I always find what I am looking for and I recognize the fake files because they are so small. I prefer the 1.5 gig MKV files to be honest. I always use the advanced search, "show only" collections," "show only posts with a nfo".

My point is, why is there so much useless crap suddenly and why are they even targeting a not very popular tv show title and posting it to so many different groups?

I've been dong this since the late 90's


sandman_1

join:2011-04-23
11111

If you want alternatives, I typically use all of these in relation to Binsearch:

NZBClub
NZBIndex
»nzbfriends.com/