Windows 7: If i delete a virus, will my file be delted as well.
04 Feb 2013
If i delete a virus, will my file be delted as well.
I currently use avg(free edition) as my current virus protection and I was wondering if I was to find a virus and allow my virus protection to remove it. Will the file that was infected be deleted or will the virus just be removed from the file. Thanks
System Manufacturer/Model Number hewlet packard OS windows seven CPU Intel Core i7 720QM @ 1.60GHz Motherboard Hewlett-Packard 144D (CPU) Memory 6.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24) Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
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04 Feb 2013
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (x64)
Quote: Originally Posted by DaveAf
the file will be deleted
Not neccesarily - it depends on the malware type, and the type of file targeted. If in doubt, do a scan without the option of automatically performing any action to see what the anti-malware suggests as a fix.
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04 Feb 2013
Windows 7 Home Premium
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To my understanding, the AVG Resident Shield scans opened files and running programs, deletes viruses automatically, and cures infected files....