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.exe virus downloaded onto my htc inspire help

Discussion in 'Computers' started by darhid, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. darhid

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    This is in the wrong section, it should have been posted in the Computers & IT section. I have sent a report requesting it be moved.

    As for the answer to your question, .exe files cannot run on Android, they are not supported by Linux or to my knowledge any mobile operating system. It also cannot run on your computer on its own as it would need some method of executing itself, so unless you ran the file yourself, your computer should not be infected.
     
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    Ok now i know my computer is safe but how do i delete it?
     
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    If it was downloaded to your phones internal storage you should be able to find it in the list of downloads in your browser, and delete it from there. If it isn't in that list anymore you would have to download a file manager and locate the file manually.
    If it was downloaded to an SD card, you can mount the SD card on your computer and delete it that way, or just use a file manager.
     
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    do you mean like a file manager app?
     
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    Indeed I do. For a free one I like Estrong's, and for a paid one many people like Root Explorer.
     
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    Done.
     
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    I use I/O File Manager. Free in the market.
     
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    Thank you for the move and file manager suggestion. :p
     
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    Glad to help.
     
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    You can also find and delete the file with your computer (it's probably easier and faster). Simply connect the phone to your computer, then use your computer's search feature to search the phone's storage and filter the search for only .exe files. It should find the file in question as well as any others that might have made the trip. simply delete them and make sure to empty the trash and the files will be off your phone.
     

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