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MDK2310

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After recently preforming a an ang anti spyware scan, an entry called Not-A-Virus.Downloader.Win32.DigStream was spotted as low risk, any ideas on what this is and what should i do with it, as when i quarantined it an error message appeared
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Crustyoldbloke

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Hello MDK2310

That particular file is a downloader, but its significance depends upon the path.

There are some distinctions to make here. A virus has the ability to self replicate, a Trojan has the abilty to enter undetected, a downloader downloads files when told to do so with an instruction.

If you are referring to AVG antimalware scanner, it would highlight the file and then you would tell the programme what you wanted it to do; quarantine is the correct action. An error is now possibly caused by your registry expecting to see the file at start up (guess) and since it is no longer there, gives an error message.

Please carry out the recommendations seen under CLICK HERE above and if you still have problems afterwards, post the required logs.
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