How to Verify Whether A File is a Computer Virus

Certain computer viruses will use file names similar or exact with needed system files. It is important to identify that the specific file is a virus rather than a safe file before removing the file.

The best recommendation is to upload the file to virustotal.com or virscan.org. These two websites will scan the file through different antivirus programs to identify whether or not the file is a possible threat.

You can also check the file location and cpu usage as hints towards whether or not the file is a virus. Once a file has been identified as a virus, it is important to work towards removing the virus. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean in the future.

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One Response to “How to Verify Whether A File is a Computer Virus”

pocho September 10th, 2020 at 5:42 pm

come posso verificare se sul mio pc ce un virus?
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