I need to use a piece of windows software which is made by a small independent developer.
I dont have any specific reasons to be concerned about security of this software, but am always cautious.
Are there some tests i can do prior to installing the .exe that would show me if there where issues / viruses / malware within the software. For instance would running a Anti Virus Scan on the .exe (I use Avast Free for W10) work ?
Please note this isnt about running a check sum against the downloaded file, its about the actual file itself.