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March 13, 2014 8:18:59 PM

Hey heres a full story or what happened:
So I downloaded a file and it was a rar... I think i opened the rar with winrar but did not extract or anything like the wizard etc... then i scanned te file with avira and i think it said there was something bad in it and so isent it to quarintine? Will my computer be okay? I hope so :( (((((

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a b * Windows 8
March 13, 2014 8:21:36 PM

what exactly is the name of your downloaded file and what did avira say it was?
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March 13, 2014 8:23:01 PM

Don't sweat it. Happens to me all the time downloading bit torrent movie files. (And no, not porn. LOL) Norton 360 catches it and quarantines it without any problems. You'll be fine. That's why we've got anti-virus! I wouldn't get online without it.

Edit: It did say that it was quarantined.....right?
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a b * Windows 8
March 13, 2014 8:23:13 PM

Your fine. just do a virus scan and call it a day
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a b * Windows 8
March 13, 2014 8:24:25 PM

If the virus pgm caught it, it should be OK. Just be sure to keep your virus signatures updated so the pgm always has the newest ones.

But what it may have found might not have been a virus. It may have been malware. Another good pgm to keep in your arsenal is Malwarebytes:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/?gclid=CIK90ruJkb0CF...
It's free if you just want to use it as a stand-alone pgm. For a slight cost, you can register it and have it run in the background like your virus pgm.
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March 13, 2014 8:29:15 PM

What he said ^^^^^
Update your virus definitions and do a full system scan.
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March 13, 2014 8:30:36 PM

thanks to all the people who answered! I did quarintine it or whateverits called lol and i will try out malwarebytes! THX EVERYONE AGAIN~!
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March 13, 2014 8:31:19 PM

hearts for u all lol
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a b * Windows 8
March 14, 2014 7:48:32 AM

The quarantine is like a recycle bin for viruses the pgm catches. Feel free to empty it whenever you want.
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