Sketch up 8

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Blog entry by BubingaBill posted 11-01-2013 02:38 PM 1789 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I downloaded Sketchup 8 yesterday and got a nice virus to go with it. I guess you get what you pay for when it’s a free version.
I’m still trying to get this damn bug out of my computer!!
Happy Friday everyone!!!!!!!!!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 03:11 PM


What site did you download it from? I’ve downloaded it several time from Trimble’s new site and haven’t had any problems with viruses. On the other hand, a lot of these “free download” sites that show up during Google searches are really Trojan sites set up to distribute malware…

Good Luck getting rid of the virus.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 11-01-2013 03:27 PM

I don’t recall the name of the site. The program its cool! I am used to adobe Illustrator so this will take some getting used to. But all in all it looks easy to use.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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Jorge G.

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#3 posted 11-01-2013 04:51 PM

Yeah, Sketchup 8 is not being distributed any more, so those sites that still have it most likely are just hooks for viruses. You should try the Trimble free version, the 8 day period for the Pro version is a PITA, but once that is finish you get the same as SU8 basically.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#4 posted 11-01-2013 08:32 PM

Scan before you load it to your puter. Save it to your desktop, scan with your virus protection, then install.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#5 posted 11-02-2013 06:06 AM

I recommend a good anti virus program.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 11-02-2013 04:38 PM

I don’t use it anymore!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#7 posted 11-04-2013 05:03 PM

It seams to be ok now. I have anti-virus software always running. The only thing I have left is a VAF tool bar on my browser that I can’t get rid of.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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