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Downloaded malware over Chrome by accident, didn't run it, what are my chances?

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#1 levertical


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:33 PM

I've downloaded a file by mistake which was immediately flagged by my antivirus as a trojan and quarantined. Since I haven't run/clicked on whatsoever on this thing, what are the chances that I'm still infected? 

Edited by Orange Blossom, 09 February 2017 - 12:02 AM.
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#2 britechguy


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:44 PM

You're not infected.  Your realtime scanning by the antivirus did exactly what it was supposed to do:  identified a threat and quarantined it.  The only thing you might want to do is to delete it from the "virus vault" or whatever the quarantine happens to be called by your particular antivirus program.

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