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My friend sent me a big file but he split it into parts by compression of 7zip compression software thing. Now its in 4 parts, but im worried it might have viruses in it.

I know scanning it is the best thing i can do as it looks into it. But

1) does scanning a zip file even work. Does it find all the stuff?

2) Also since it is in parts, what if there is a virus, wont the virus be in parts?

3) And if it is, will it not come up?

Im just worried as alot of people have viruses on pc's and they spread like mad and there is always a chance...

Also another question is,

4)will scanning exe files be enough to see if they have viruses inside?

And my final question is

5) How do i scan a single file using Malwarebytes? When i go on malwarebytes i see full, and quick scan...

Thank you everyone! :)

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1) does scanning a zip file even work. Does it find all the stuff?

A: Scanning a zip file is the job for your antivirus software, Malwarebytes can not scan inside zip files

2) Also since it is in parts, what if there is a virus, wont the virus be in parts?

A: It is possible that the virus will be in parts

3) And if it is, will it not come up?

A: Scanning with your antivirus software, will most likely let you know its in there, but usually the antivirus software can not remove it while its zipped.

4)will scanning exe files be enough to see if they have viruses inside?

A: No not really, some viruses can make your computer think that other files are executables and can cause harm. It is best to do a quick scan with Malwarebytes to find most threats.

5) How do i scan a single file using Malwarebytes? When i go on malwarebytes i see full, and quick scan...

A: To scan only one file, just simply right click the file and select Scan with Malwarebytes....

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If you have a current antivirus software, it should detect if the exe files are viruses. If they are in a zip file, when you unzip them the antivirus software should alert you. Once you unzip them, you can also scan them with Malwarebytes to see if they are malware. Antivirus software will scan the files right away even if you do not execute the file, where Malwarebytes catches the file if you try and run it.

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ok mr firefox man. I have a problem when trying to scan. I right click one of the parts and click scan with microsoft security essentials but its not scanning... it comes up with the scan thing for like 1 second, and thats it...

its bugging me now :(

malwarebytes seems to work. Im scanning each part seperately with malwarebytes. But is it normal for the scan to finish for a 2gb file to be done in 8 seconds? Its in parts so its around 8 -9 gb all together.

So what can i do, how do i scan without getting infected.

Also if i download something, and unzip it, is there any chance of me getting infected?

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Hello Otherguyx:

You may unzip files as long as you don't launch executables. Then the unzipped files may be scanned with MBAM and your A/V.

You may even unzip within your sandbox for additional protect.

HTH :)

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Just to add, if you right click on the zip file and tell it to scan with Malwarebytes, its only scaning the zip file itself and not the contents of the zip file. You would have to unzip the file for malwarebytes to be able to scan the contents of the file.

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Hello Otherguyx:

You could begin your sandbox self-studies here.

Quiz Questions: Where could you download the most popular computer sandbox that works with your Windows system?

Should your most frequently used browser always operate from within a sandbox?

Essay question: 50 points. Why?

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