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"Avira free antivirus"


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#1 JimmyKarter

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:59 AM

I just (stupidly) opened an "Avira free antivirus" RAR and ran the EXE. And it's clearly a virus.

 

I still have the file in an RAR when I restored to to test it on an online scanner.

I did not finish the whole installation process, however I clicked through a few stages of "no's", asking to install toolbars, and such.

 

i'm not sure if I should be uploading the file for examination or something. I'm trying a few AV's, MBAM and an ACTUAL Avira antivirus, but I don't know if that's enough.


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 05:11 AM

Avira Free Anti-virus download link...not sure where you downloaded your RAR versiions but the link I provided is safe.

You can submit suspicious files for analysis to more than one online service:
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 08:21 AM

Thanks. I submitted it already, and the analysis concluded that I did, in fact open a virus.

 

I probably got mine from some shady site.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 02:10 PM

Yea you have to be careful where you download files. It is always best to download from the vendor's site or a reputable third party hosting site.

Anyway, you are welcome.
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Posted 21 August 2015 - 02:14 AM

Okay. But is there anything I can do to be sure my computer is clean after opening that thing?



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Posted 21 August 2015 - 05:32 AM

You can always supplement your anti-virus or get a second opinion by performing an Online Virus Scan. ESET is one of the more effective online scanners.
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