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Hello, I currently have been encountering some browser issues and I believe that I may have a virus. I ran my protection (Avast) and it says some file cannot be scanned. It points to:

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\NVIDIA\GLCache\26b968f82474d81ec3ffbec9f6a8934e


I went into safe mode and deleted that folder and then I went back into regular mode and it reappeared. I do not know if this is a virus, but the problem persists and the folder reappears. What should I do to fix the virus/problem?

BTW: the problem is that I have to disable Ad BLock Plus because it keeps flickering adds on and off constantly and makes the page move and makes me have a seizure half the time
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The word "cache" implies it is a cache of temporary data. If it is used as a cache every time some Nvidia service or program is used, then every time you restart the service the folder will be regenerated. That doesn't necessarily mean it is a virus. If it is actively being used, Avast won't be able to scan it. That also does not mean it is a virus.

Am i saying it is not a virus? I don't know enough to tell.

Any modern virus is dependent on entries in the Windows registry to make it harder to remove. If your just deleting folder without digging into the registry you might not make any progress.

This is not the answer you want to here....

Once I have so many hours into trying to remove a virus, i find it just easier to reformat. Windows lets you do "non-destructive partitioning". Use that to make a partition to back up data. Then do a clean wipe.

Also, do you have all of your Windows Updates? It is really really hard to get a virus if you have all your Windows updates.
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