|I'm sorry for asking such basic question, but it's been years since I've gotten a serious virus. |
Long story short, I saved this file called 'dante.exe' to my 'downloads' folder from Mozilla Firefox Browser. Upon download completion, AVG Free Anitivirus window popped up telling me that dante.exe is a threat (trojan spy).
I immediately go to my download folder and delete the file, then click on 'removed threat' on AVG window, which was successful.
Then I proceed to scan my HDD with 5-6 different anti-spyware/anti-virus programs. All of them say my HDD is clean.
However, I'm still seriously considering reformatting my hard drive. (or is it already too late?) :(
So what I want to know is that is it possible for the virus/spyware to infect your computer by simply saving it in a folder and not open it?
My main concern is password stealing and keylogging capability of this trojan spy.