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#1 DrPsycho

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:19 PM

Well I was on twitch.tv and many of us were sharing picture links.

One person posted a link and it automatically started installing a .scr file.

I researched it and say that it was a screen saver file but many people use it for malious intent.

As soon as I saw something being downloaded i immediatly closed the download though some of it was in my download folder.

 

Afterwards, I scanned my computer several times with Malware Bytes Premium and it found a single malious file, which was quarantined and I deleted it permanently.

I did additional scans and it found nothing.

 

I have a few question.

 

1) If I clicked on the link and it began to install and I closed it before the download completed does it still infect my computer?

     Furthermore, I never actually opened the file in any manner, I simply pressed the link and once I saw the downloading happen I pressed cancel.

 

2) I also used adwcleaner and it found some items but I cleaned it as well.

 

 

 

I'm just nervous because I use this computer for banking.

 

As we speak I'm scanning with Avast.

 

 

Thank you.


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#2 Sintharius

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 01:12 AM

Hello there, and :welcome: to BC :)

I may be wrong in answering your question - if anyone wants to correct me, feel free to do it.

If you closed the download before it finished downloading, I think the malware would not be active on your system since it hasn't finished getting all of its "body" to your computer. We can still do a checkup if you want, though.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:42 PM

Hello there, and :welcome: to BC :)

I may be wrong in answering your question - if anyone wants to correct me, feel free to do it.

If you closed the download before it finished downloading, I think the malware would not be active on your system since it hasn't finished getting all of its "body" to your computer. We can still do a checkup if you want, though.

Regards,
Alex

Yeah I closed the download before it finished but when I scanned with Malware Bytes there was still a detected threat. Malware Bytes removed it. After scanning many more times it was clean. Just to make sure I did a full system scan with Avast and all is good.

 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 12:45 AM

You are welcome.

Just in case...

Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention of Malware Infection
How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected
About those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)

Have a nice (malware-free) day, and stay safe on the 'Net :)

Regards,
Alex




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