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Thread: How Does A Virused File Get Executed?

  1. #1
    How does a virused file let loose it's virus on your system? Do you have to open it yourself? Or does it just happen? For example, if I downloaded a virused file into my shared folder. I realize it's a virus by using norton, and then move it to the recycle bin and delete it. Will I be safe and not have to worry about infection?

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Run a system scan if you are worried but you should be fine. Norton usually catches them while they are still .dat files, which gives them little chance of executing.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
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    Sep 2003
    as long as you didnt run the program that had the virus in it, your safe.


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