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PLEASE CLARIFY! I downloaded the sircam virus file, but didn't open it

PLEASE CLARIFY! I downloaded the sircam virus file, but didn't open it

PLEASE CLARIFY! I downloaded the sircam virus file, but didn't open it

(OP)
I downloaded the file I received with the xls.pif extension, but when I saw it was a shortcut to an MS-DOS program, I didn't double-click it and open it.  

I looked at the shortcut, but could not find where the source file/target file was, and when I clicked on the descriptive tabs, it shutdown Explorer.  I deleted the shortcuts, but am concerned about where the actual file resides that I cannot seem to find.  

I checked the registry and all the steps to remove it, and it looks like it didn't not affect my pc, but I want to be sure.

Can anyone tell me how to tell if I
1)  Have infected files on my system that I may open months from now....unaware....and how to find them and get rid of them

2)  How to be sure I haven't been infected with the virus already?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

RE: PLEASE CLARIFY! I downloaded the sircam virus file, but didn't open it

(OP)
Thanks, I found that.  It doesn't really answer my questions though, unless I missed something.

RE: PLEASE CLARIFY! I downloaded the sircam virus file, but didn't open it

Just do a search on C: drive for the file sirc32.exe. If not found, then you got away with it this time!

My suggestions are what I would try myself. If incorrect, I welcome corrections to my rather limited knowledge. Andy.

RE: PLEASE CLARIFY! I downloaded the sircam virus file, but didn't open it

If you use the removal tools found on that site.. your questions will be moot.

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