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Windows 7: If i delete a virus, will my file be delted as well.

04 Feb 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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

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04 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveAf View Post
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   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium


To my understanding, the AVG Resident Shield scans opened files and running programs, deletes viruses automatically, and cures infected files....
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 If i delete a virus, will my file be delted as well.

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