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Is It Safe To Delete These Viruses?


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#1 xagrinn

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

Symantec doesn't delete these viruses, it just quarantined or it just left the virus alone. I can find them in D\Windows\System32\Microsoft folder, and the other viruses are still somewhere in the windows system 32 folder. So can i just manually delete them? I'm just worried that i might delete something important or part of the windows OS, since symantec didn't delete them when it detected them. I use windows vista black edition 2009. These viruses are all trojan horses:

3.exe
4.exe
FX.exe
imageshackert.exe
REG.exe
REG2.exe
UT.exe

So is it safe to just manually delete them? When i looked at the file size, some of them are quite large at 16mb. I dunno if it was downloaded stealthily or it is a legit file to which the virus latched onto and changed it to a weird name like the virus names that i have mentioned. I never downloaded anything, i just inserted my memory card which acquired a virus after inserting it in an internet cafe, (all the files and folders disappeared) then when i scanned my pc, there appeared the viruses. As for my memory card the files and folders all disappeared, even when i inserted it again in my own pc the newest pics disappeared too but the file size is the same even after it was infected, so it seems that the files arent deleted, they're just hidden. Fortunately the files on my pc aren't affected when i inserted my memory card, i already inserted it in my pc twice already. I hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

Hello,Anything in quarantine is safely separated from the rest of your computer, it cannot run from there, so it can do no harm. So the general advice is to put the infected files in quarantine for a while as you go about your normal computer activities. If everything continues to run properly after a reasonable period of time (say, about a week or two), then delete the files in quarantine permanently.

Now as you have files it cannot delete you should do this so we can see what's up.

We need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If GMER won't run skip it and move on.

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