Possible Virus?

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  1. manutdfan539

    manutdfan539 New Member

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    Okay, I was going through my computer, deleting some junk. And I realized I had CS4 installed. I used to be a guy who pirated some stuff, but I've changed. So I tried to delete, delete all files etc.. and came across a certain file, Adobe AIR Installer.exe
    I try to delete it and it says it's being used. I already deleted 1 file of the same name. Could this be a virus?

    Yes, I got as *******, but I was deleting cuz i've changed.
    Also, I have Avast! Antivirus.

    Any tips on deleting/disabling?
    (I have no intent to mess with the coders comp if it's a virus.)
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    matt1308- Banned

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    check processes
    CTRL+ALT+Delete
    Look out for unwanted processes running, look for anything sus, too tired to go in-depth, i'm sure someone else will help you out, *yawn*
    hope i helped
  3. eric_chaos

    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    I doubt its a virus.

    Probably just some file that has a running process.

    End it, you should be fine.

    Or use that program that lets you bypass the error and delete it anyway.

    Its called "Unlocker" i think.
  4. jailbreak123

    jailbreak123 New Member

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    Just keep on pirating!!!lol
  5. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Adobe AIR itself is not a virus. What you are dealing with could be legit or a pseudonym.
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    idk761 New Member

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    Once you go pirate there is no turning back.

    But I doubt it is a virus
  7. dudeitsriley

    dudeitsriley Banned

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    Yeaa I highly doubt it's a virus
    Ive had a movie in my trash that I can't delete because it says it's in use.
    Ive scanned it with a ton of anti virus programs and it always comes up clean
    (btw I never got to see the movie 'cause it wouldn't open)
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    nikj14 Active Member

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    thats happened to me, reboot the computer and then try, it worked 4 me, or try rebooting in safe mode or something.
  9. SimonTheSnowman

    SimonTheSnowman Active Member

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    No I doubt this is a virus.

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    Yeah what (above) suggested to delete it.

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  10. veeloc

    veeloc New Member

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    no. adobe air runs whenever you start photoshop i think, idk, its like a background thing (i think) just check processes, then you can delete it prob...

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