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Old 06-03-2013, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default are viruses and trojans rendered harmless if you change the extension of the infected file

Do they pose any risk if you do that? The malicious code is still there but with the extension changed (to a non-existant extension) the code will never run, right?

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default are viruses and trojans rendered harmless if you change the extension of the infected file

they are rarely just one file

you are sort of right in the idea, but its just gonna come straight back at you again.

leave trojan cleaning to the experts, mcafee,avast,kaspersky to name but a few.
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not necessarily. depends how clever the infection is.
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