A while back, my computer got infected with the FBI Moneypak virus. I
got it cleaned 3-5 days after the virus took place thanks to my college and their Resnet
(They used CCcleaner to remove it). After which, I got a
2 year subscription to Webroot Secure Anywhere anti-virus software. I'm
also being protected my avast and malwarbytes. I've run multiple scans
using all 3 anti-virus programs and each has not found any viruses, but a
few threats (which I eliminated of course). I just wanted to know 3
1) Is it possible for my files to have been affected because of the FBI Moneypak virus?
2) What kind of viruses affect personal files?
3) Is it possible for viruses to not be detected with the amount of
protection I have? I haven't accessed any dangerous websites since the
incident happened. I'm just worried that because I got a virus, my
computer has been permanently affected and I should just go buy a new
one and trash the one I'm using.
Also, before the virus had taken place, I wrote down on a notepad the exact size of my personal folders down to the last byte. When I checked the folders after the virus had been cleaned, not a single byte had changed. That alone should tell me that my files have not been tampored with, but I'm still paranoid. Also, during the 3-5 period my laptop had virus, I had my laptop either on safe mode with networking or shut off. The only times when it wasn't off or on safe mode with networking was when I was checking to see if I had cleaned the virus myself using help from forums.