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BitDefender found worm in an archived file

By Myau
Jan 26, 2007
  1. I'm running the free version of BitDefender, and it had found this worm in one of my RAR archived files; Infected MemScan:Win32.Worm.P2P.Puce.B
    but, it can't disinfect it, or move it (perhaps because it's in the archive file).

    Is it safe to just delete this entire archive file? (it's a file I've downloaded using a P2P program).
    How should I proceed with this?

    Any advice gladly appreciated!
    Thanks

    Myau
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes, just delete the entire archive. Whatever you do, don`t be tempted to extract the files from the archive.

    Once you`ve done that, empty your recycle bin and do a full system scan with your antivirus programme.

    One final tip: Stop downloading crap from p2p programmes. ;)

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Myau only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  3. Myau

    Myau TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks so much for the help!
    Have a wonderful day.
     
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