So, Today, While playing on the computer, I had an odd feeling that I needed to do an full system antivirus scan. So I decided to do one, And it appears I had a folder effected with a virus. The folder's called ''C:/Users/Username/Desktop/Tools/Hosts'', The antivirus claimed it had malware, so I deleted it right away.
But just being sure, Was the file anything important?
I was stating the truth, no important files are stored on your desktop. None. If a virus is detected on your desktop, then it is quite obviously malicious and should be removed.
Wait, Which desktop are we talking about here? The desktops that you see when you start a computer? And sorry if I ofended you, It's just hard for me to see the diffrence of trolling and seriousness
Go check his REP.
He isn't a troll, and that reinforces this.
You really made yourself look like an idiot right now; fm87 is known on these forums for being one of, if not the most, knowledgeable with computers here.
So are you saying that my minecraft.exe, for example, on my desktop is a virus? And my own text files on my desktop are viruses? Wtf?
thats a folder path, not a file path
What's a file path?
Kolmar is the troll here, just ignore him, you're feeding it.
You got it all wrong mate. I'm sure there was just a misunderstanding. I don't troll.
No, you just don't understand.
If a virus scanner picks up a virus on your desktop, and said scanner is not Norton, it is very likely there is a virus on your desktop. No important system files are on your desktop; they are all in %Windir% and %Windir%\System32.
Ohhh, Right. I'm currently using Avast and it only picked up one virus, Though I don't quite know what the file was. Only thing I remembered was the folder path. Sorry for misunderstanding mate.
But not all files have an extension so that might be a file as well! The HOSTS file is normally located in /windows/system32/drivers/etc (or something like that, don't remember, and in 64bit systems the path is different). That file might either be a legitimate copy of the hosts file or a malicious file which just has the same name to confuse the user.
Lol, do you wan't to see some ashaming false results by Avast? :tongue.gif:
Avast worked pretty well for me, actually. I used the laptop it was on for 3-4 months, downloading tons of media on it a day, never getting one virus. Avast told me what were viruses, and I deleted them immediatley. That is, until the HDD died on me.