Viruses in archives.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by FatalChaos, Aug 31, 2005.

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  1. FatalChaos

    FatalChaos Registered Member

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    Can Viruses in archives do any damage while in the archive, or do they need to be extracted first? Just curious, because most AV tests are done with extracted viruses.
     
  2. Firecat

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    They need to be extracted first, and then executed. Only then will the malware in the file damage your OS.
     
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