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sdaddino

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file .vir
« on: September 22, 2004, 11:02:03 PM »
Hello,
In the directory data\moved  a found a file .vir
it is 4 Gb could someone tell me what is it?
On another pc in the some directory there is nothing
can I delete this file?
Thank's a lot
Stefano

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Re:file .vir
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2004, 11:38:09 PM »
If a virus is found and you select the action "Move" from the "Virus found!" dialog, the file is moved into the directory Data\Moved and a .vir extension is appended (at least that's the default setting). So, if you have any files in there, you have probably instructed avast! to move there some infected files it found.

I suppose you can delete it (even though 4GB is certainly very big... what could it be?)

sdaddino

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Re:file .vir
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2004, 12:07:20 AM »
ok thank's
should be an infected file!
but How I can delete it?
Thank's a lot

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Re:file .vir
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004, 02:56:34 AM »
But How I can delete it?

If you click DEL does not work?
You can try MoveOnBoot 1.95 application to delete files on next boot  ;)
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Re:file .vir
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2004, 09:33:34 AM »
I guess Technical meant that you can use the common Windows method - Explorer. The file is renamed to .vir, so you don't have to worry you'd activate the malware by mistake.

sdaddino

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Re:file .vir
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2004, 09:48:45 AM »
OK thank's a lot
 I'll use explorer to delete it...
just another thing
Avast find a virus in the directory REcycled.... how I can delete it from my pc..... it is an unvisible directory and I can not delete anithing from here... with explorer mode
Thank's
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Re:file .vir
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2004, 10:11:11 AM »
Emptying the recycle bin should help.