I've had only two viruses in the 30+ years I've had a personal computer, so I'm not knowledgeable on how to deal with them. My sister in law is a complete computer novice. She's been running Avira uneventfully for about 3 years. Suddenly today, for the first time, it threw up a message/warning that she has over 150 infected files. By far the most of the listing were for something Avira calls W32/Infector.Gen8, which it says is a Trojan, but other names are listed. When I review the list of infected files several of them are System files (e.g., cmd.exe). The options Avira gives is to ignore, delete or quarantine them. I think if she removes them she won't be able to reboot her machine, but if these warnings are real she has to do something. She looks to me for advice and I don't know what to tell her.
I ran Malwarebytes quick scan and it only found 4 problems.
What would you exterminators do?
Edited by i_am_jim, 09 July 2013 - 05:30 PM.