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(Solved) virus application??

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by darkgodessuk, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. darkgodessuk

    darkgodessuk Thread Starter

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    can anyone please help?

    Simple question....

    downloaded file from email from someone thought it was off friend but not, was screensaver application but when i checked again it has a virus!!!!

    I have NOT open this application! can I just delete this application or have I already been infected?

    Thanks
    Dark
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If you have not double-clicked and run the application, you are uninfected.

    If your AV program warned you it was a virus, that also means its been detected and it should have isolated it as well.

    Delete the file, empty your recycle bin. Keep your AV program up to date, you should be fine.

    Well done on identifying it as well, you are quite astute.
     
  3. Moby

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    As he said, delete it. Update your antivirus then do a full scan after deletion for peace of mind.
     
  4. darkgodessuk

    darkgodessuk Thread Starter

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    Thanks Guys

    I've deleted it! thought that was all I had to do but I wanted to make sure

    Thanks again
    Dark
     
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