Windows 10: Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?

Discus and support Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all, Sorry to ask such a basic question, but I know people are always inventing new spyware/viruses so I just wanted to check if it was possible... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by NiceAndShy, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?


    Hi all,

    Sorry to ask such a basic question, but I know people are always inventing new spyware/viruses so I just wanted to check if it was possible for an .MP4 file to be infected with a virus?

    I've always thought .MP4 files and other video formats were 100% safe, but is this still the case in 2020?

    I'd appreciate the input from the computing experts here.

    Thank you.

    EDIT:
    I've been feeling a lot of paranoia around this question so any help would be great!

    :)
     
    NiceAndShy, Apr 21, 2020
    #1
  2. Rhina Vib Win User

    Virus and spyware definitions couldn't be updated.

    Hi Ogunmola,

    There are several possible reasons why you are unable to update your virus and spyware definitions in Windows 10. The most common cause is internet connectivity. If you are online, it can be caused by conflicts with the settings in Windows Internet Explorer.

    For us to better assist you with this concern, we need to ask a few questions:

    • Were there any changes made prior to this issue?
    • Are there issues with the internet connection?
    • Are you getting any error messages? Can you send a screenshot?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?

    For steps to help resolve this issue with updating the virus and spyware definitions, you can refer to
    Giridhar J's post on this
    link
    .

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you.
     
    Rhina Vib, Apr 21, 2020
    #2
  3. cookies1 Win User
    Infected by mail.ru virus

    I reinstalled Java, now its version is 64-bit. We have deleted and cleaned a lot of things. So I think I shouldn't think my PC is infected now. I thought silly about residual files, sorry for that. This infected virus disrupted my psychology. Anyway, is there any step to clean or do something else for harmful file or stuff in my PC?

    Thanks. Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected? :)
     
    cookies1, Apr 21, 2020
    #3
  4. bruinator Win User

    Important Question About Spyware/Virus: Can .MP4 Files Be Infected?

    steps taken for infected Pc's.


    I was hoping someone could give me a list of step by step instructions you use as a guide to clean virus, malware...etc. so I can keep my PC clean if it gets infected.

    thx
     
    bruinator, Apr 21, 2020
    #4
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