How to open important files with virus?

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I scanned my computer and Avast found some virus in my important files.

 I have to open this file, but I'm afraid that if I do the virus may affect other programs. 

 

How can I open this or fix these files having a virus without deleting the entire file?

 I have an Avast Antivirus.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #125707

How to open important files with virus?

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First of all try not open the file with the  virus but if it is absolutely necessary then try to disinfect using different Anti viruses. I would recommend Norton Antivirus and also you have to get it  updated means you should have a legal copy of the Antivirus.If this doesn't work then i would recommend the use of sandboxie or virtualbox. You can use these to open the infected files. Although opening a file that contains a virus  is a very dangerous thing as the virus can replicate itself and harm other files on your system.The two websites I have mentioned above creates a virtual environment so that when you open an infected file your computer won't be harmed.

Answered By 0 points N/A #125709

How to open important files with virus?

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Hi! Jack,

You questioned regarding opening your important file, has been infected by some virus. Avast Antivirus is a very user friendly and appropriate to use, if you are home user. To avoid from the virus being spread into your computer, go to the vault of Antivirus where the infected files are list down. Now find your important file in that list and after selecting it select the repair option and repair it. Once it has been repaired by the Antivirus, open your file without any threat. Please keep in mind that mostly the files with “.exe” extension causes the virus to spread in the system.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #125710

How to open important files with virus?

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Well! First you can heal the infected file through your Antivirus and it would be then safe for you to open that file. If ever the file cannot be healed or there is no option for healing, then to open your file, disable your Antivirus first before clicking on the file to avoid popups and notifications that a threat has been detected. But first, please make sure that the file you are going to access is a reliable file and you are sure that you know that file is safe. As for my own experience, to be sure of anything, I’m accessing the file through folder tree view type by collapsing the directories and subdirectories in the left pane of your explorer then right click on the file and click open. Just don’t double click it to trick the virus from activating.

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