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Did I get this virus or no?

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So I was browsing some sites for some save files for some old games, and all of a sudden WHAM oldsavefile.exe downloaded. Chrome said "this is not a common downloaded file and could be dangerous". It then gave me an option to discard the download, which I did. Now I'm all paranoid that I got something. I did not open it and the discard went straight into the recycling bin without touching my downloads folder. Does anyone know if this file could of affected me without opening it?
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Download Malwarebytes anti-malware and boot into safe mode (under msconfig). Run a scan or two to check and see (full scan suggested).

Also, I would suggest the Kaspersky anti-rootkit, which will detect systems used to prevent the location of malware.
post #3 of 7
I wouldn't say it's likely.
post #4 of 7
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Ran an anti-malware bytes scan along with an avast scan (both full). Both of them say I'm good but I'm so paranoid when it comes to this. Grrrr I think I'm going to nuke my c:/, delete, format it, and partition it again. sad-smiley-002.gif

Thanks guys, just wanted some reassurance but I'm going to wipe the drive lol.
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Originally Posted by goobergump View Post

Ran an anti-malware bytes scan along with an avast scan (both full). Both of them say I'm good but I'm so paranoid when it comes to this. Grrrr I think I'm going to nuke my c:/, delete, format it, and partition it again. sad-smiley-002.gif

Thanks guys, just wanted some reassurance but I'm going to wipe the drive lol.

Drastic, but if that's what makes you comfortable. To be honest, I feel the same way when I download ANYTHING redface.gif
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Originally Posted by goobergump View Post

Ran an anti-malware bytes scan along with an avast scan (both full). Both of them say I'm good but I'm so paranoid when it comes to this. Grrrr I think I'm going to nuke my c:/, delete, format it, and partition it again. sad-smiley-002.gif

Thanks guys, just wanted some reassurance but I'm going to wipe the drive lol.

if malwarebytes and avast both said you are good then you are good, don't waste your time re-installing windows lol. You can always reboot in safe mode and double check but don't re-install. If you are paranoid about downloading stuff then install oracle virtual box or microsoft virtual machine, put windows on them and do risky stuff there. If they become infected then you can simply delete the virtual machine with zero harm done to your host machine.
     
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I already wiped it biggrin.gif. But the info you gave me helped a lot. I will definitely look into the virtual machines. Thanks!
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