Recovered suspicious file missing

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  1. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    I was downloading some software two days ago, the site seemed reputable but when it finished downloading sbie immediate recovery popped up showing two programs for recovery. It was late and I was tired, without even thinking I hit recover for both files. Now I am beginning to question the nature of the other file. I look at the fiirefox downloads page and I only see I new program, a zipped folder. I cant seem to find this other file that I recovered.

    Also while the download was occuring I re-clicked the download link thinking it was the link for another file, the download re-started and iirc there was only one download in progress but could that be something to do with it?

    How can I find this missing file? I cant remember the exact name. What I do remember is that it was long and rambling or seemed so when I glanced at it before recovering? Any suggestions as to what could have happened? I am really worried Ive downloaded some srt of malware. Any light on the subject would be much appreciated! TIA!
     
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    If you remove something from Sbie, it should go wherever your download/s normally end up, unless you specify another location manually. You can try doing a search for files created within a certain time period via Windows own search function.

    Also, malware shouldn't just run on it's own so I wouldn't panic. If your worried, scan your computer with a few reputable anti-malwares and/or Av's.
     
  3. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info Innerpeace!
     
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