April 3, 2021

What does Windows Defender do with infected files?

Windows Defender found this trojan: “Trojan:Script/Oneeva.a!ml” on a .rar file and marked it as “deleted or restored.” After I tried to restore it to delete it myself, but I could never see it on its original folder so I assume it has been deleted by Windows. Now I feel unsafe because I would have preferred to delete it with file shredder on 3 passes. What does Windows Defender do? Leave it intact but locked somehow? Treat it like trash bin garbage? Or does Windows Defender have a safe deletion process for this kinds of files?



Another thing that worries me is that the page where I downloaded the .rar file tried to activate notifications into my browser by adding and extension. I didn’t allow it, but I saw a black cmd style window with green characters and closed it as fast as I could. Am I in danger or did WD protect me well?


It’s time to burn your computer

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