April 23, 2021

Found this file called “Digital Communications”

So on my computer, I found a file called “Digital Communications”

When I click inside, there is a folder called “SAntivirus”, and inside of that folder there is a CONFIG file that has a bunch of stuff in a foreign language that I can’t understand, and the text in the CONFIG file keeps refreshing itself. The CONFIG file is called SAntivirusService.config.

I was just wondering if this is a program that is anti-virus software, or malware, or something else malicious. I asked my friend about it and he said that if I delete it, my computer turns off. Just wanted to verify before I do anything, as I’ll admit I’m not the most knowledgeable when it comes to this kind of stuff.

Comments

Merrinopheles

Some regard that as fake antivirus, unwanted program, or some other term. If you did not install it yourself, it might have come bundled with something else.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/how-can-i-get-rid-of-digital/3b64b0a2-110b-4917-840b-25e2dd606a0e

If you can, use Malwarebytes after in case whatever bundled installer you used added other things you did not know about. And if you do not have one already, install an AV. There are some suggestions in the wiki.

ilike2burn

First, ignore your friend from now on when it comes to issues about computers, they clearly have no idea what they’re talking about.

Second, SAntivirus is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), it doesn’t do any harm, but if you didn’t intentionally install it, you should remove it.

See if you can uninstall it from the Control Panel or Settings window. Whether or not that works, download and install Malwarebytes (just deactivate their premium trial), and run a scan to remove any remnants.

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