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Will my computer get a virus?

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  • Windows 8
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March 13, 2014 6:21:50 PM

I downloaded a rar file but I did not extract it yet. CAn my computer still get virused? I HOPE NOT ;(!!!!!!!!!!!!

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March 13, 2014 6:49:16 PM

No. Rar files are like Zip files, 7z files. Its a compressed file for short. What you should be worried about is what is inside it. Also did your antivirus detect it? Or do you have an antivirus?
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March 13, 2014 6:52:20 PM

Yes, your system can still contract a virus from the downloaded file. You should ALWAYS scan any file you download with a reliable anti-virus program before actually opening the file.

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March 13, 2014 7:20:04 PM

I think I opened the file with WINRAR then scaned it with avira... Will it be okay? ;(
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March 13, 2014 7:44:19 PM

Did Avira report any infections? If not, then you're likely ok.

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March 13, 2014 8:11:41 PM

it did report some kinda virus i the rar file i think but i sent it to quarintine?
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March 13, 2014 8:41:36 PM

Then your safe. It quarantined it for it to not run. But if the rar file is trusted you can opt to still use the file, else delete it :) 
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