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Will my computer get a virus?
Mar 13, 2014, 6:21 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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Mar 13, 2014
Mar 13, 2014, 6:49 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?
Mar 13, 2014, 6:52 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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Mar 13, 2014, 7:20 PM
I think I opened the file with WINRAR then scaned it with avira... Will it be okay? ;(
Mar 13, 2014, 7:44 PM
Did Avira report any infections? If not, then you're likely ok.
Mar 13, 2014, 8:11 PM
it did report some kinda virus i the rar file i think but i sent it to quarintine?
Mar 13, 2014, 8:41 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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