Keep getting This file or this program contained a virus and was deleted message when downloading files or applications on the internet? Trying to remove a virus that returns a “this file or this program contains a virus and has been deleted” message anytime I am trying to download a PDF or Microsoft Office file. Every download gets “This program contained a virus and was deleted.” or “This file contained a virus and was deleted.” what is the problem? And this problem happens in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8 or Windows XP OS. Internet explorer can not download any file error program contained virus and delete. All the browsers ( Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and so on) on my laptop/desktop got this problem, In Google I find many people with this problem for all sites, but no solutions, when I have the dreaded “file contained a virus and was deleted” virus. Since i can’t download anything, how do i resolve this problem safely? I can’t download anything it keeps saying download contains virus and deletes it. It is crazy, what is the best way to fix this trouble?

What is “This File or This Program contained a virus and was deleted”? How to fix the problem completely?

Many computer users got a headache problem “This Program contained a virus and was deleted“. When this happens, they were unable to download anything – from files, Adobe, emails to programs etc. For example, you’ll click open/save on an email attachment, it’ll say it’s downloading and as soon as it downloads it says “XXX contained a virus and was deleted.” This file contains virus and was deleted ( this happens on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8 all downloaded files). And there is a red notice warning then the file has been deleted away from your computer. The message pops up from Internet Explorer, if people continue to download things from other browsers, like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, all files you have downloaded still be deleted away, the different is without any alert if you don’t user IE. So Internet Explorer gives an error “This Program contained a Virus and was deleted”. One of the victims said “When i try to open PDF in email it says it has a virus, what does it mean when computer shows a virus warning when downloading, why i keep getting contained a virus and was deleted message? I have been searching on Google for answers and tried to download Malware, Firefox etc but of course the same thing happened. I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my anti-virus but it won’t help, what to do?” Sometimes the computer has been infected with another IRP hook when hit by this spam. You should learn more details before going to fix this problem so that you can get it resolved completely.

This program contained a virus and was deleted is malicious Trojan infection which is widely spread in Windows machine. Including Win7, 8 or vista, and even XP, all of them can be infected by this Trojan horse. How can this Trojan work in infected computer? As we can read from its name, it can prohibit the programs which are downloaded from the Internet on the infected computer. When seeing this message from their computers, some people may think it is caused by improper setting in Windows firewall or anti-spyware program. But after they decrease the level of the protection, they still get the same thing, and this method is not a wise choice to deal with it. During this time of lower protection level, this Trojan can help many other computer threats to invade and make further damage to infected computer.

When users try to download anything, updates, it will download the file then deleted it telling them “this file contained a virus and was deleted”. If your Windows Internet Explorer Download Manager automatically deletes any file which you downloaded, it seems because of the corrupted firewall or antivirus program on your computer, actually it is caused by Trojan horse. It doesn’t matter which version of the browser you are using, you will get a message “This Program contained a virus and was deleted” after you complete the download. All things have been deleted after finished downloading at the end of %100. That is crazy if you stuck with this issue as you can’t download anything from all the browsers. How do you deal with message stating a file “Contained a virus and was deleted” in IE9 or IE 10.0? Since no antivirus programs can handle this bug, manual removal is the only way to fix this big problem.

This is a fairly old virus and it is part of the Trojan family of attacks. Once installed it can give the hackers remote access to the computer, allowing them to search through the browser history, files, and all stored data on the machine. It can also allow them to install additional malware onto the computer, and over time this can cause a complete system crash, destroying and losing everything that is on the PC. So, the virus can lead to theft of personal and financial information as well as a complete loss of all data and files. This makes the “This program contained a virus and was deleted” virus a very dangerous threat and one that should be eliminated immediately.

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This Program contained a virus and was deleted

What Will It Do On Your Computer?

Once it enters into innocent computer, it can take effect immediately. Usually, your anti-virus program can help you detect computer threat once it comes. But this Trojan is an exception; you will not receive any information about this Trojan from your anti-virus tool. When this Trojan is activated in computer, your computer can be in a mess. When you try to download some programs in your Internet Explorer, from music to application, you will receive the massage tells you that what you download is contains a virus and is deleted automatically all the time. In Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, you will not receive this massage, but the consequence is the same. This Trojan can forbid the program which you download from the web to run no matter what kind of program it is. None of them can be worked on your computer. Even you try to find the resource from its official website, and when you try to click save/open, as soon as it finishes the download, you will get the pop-up about this program contains a virus and is deleted. Also, if you try to download a more effective anti-virus program to handle it, your work can be in vain definitely, because this Trojan can stop all of the things you want to download into your computer.

How to Fix “contained a virus and was deleted” Message Without Coming Back?

How come every time i try to download a document a window pops up telling me it had a virus and it has been deleted? Recently, whenever you try to download any file from the internet I.E. PDF files etc then you get this message “this program contained a virus and was deleted”, although you have tried disabling antivirus software, AVG 2013, Microsoft Security Essentials, Norton or Mcafee and all the firewalls but the problem still exists. People have also tried to download the same file using Google Chrome or Firefox, but still have the same problem. When suffered from this problem, computer users used the methods from the forums provided and it still didn’t work. The situation is that it ran through the entire download procedure, but when it got to the end and it gave a notification at the bottom of the screen that read like this: “Chrome 11.0.89.exe contained a virus and was deleted”. If users shut down the AVG anti-virus before running the download, they still not able to download files from internet saying “this file contains a virus and was deleted”. When you went into Windows Control Panel, under Security Center, it told you that all versions of any anti-virus software were shut down. And Tried several scans: Windows Defender, Malwarebytes full scan, and Spybot full scan. They all finished saying no problems were detected, but the problem persists. So, to rescue your computer, please try the below steps to resolve the problem.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the domain. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.

Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Step D: Delete all these associating files and registry entries of the virus in Registry Editor as below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll

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Up to now, Whenever computer users try to download any of files, products they wanted, they keep getting a message stating “This Program contained a Virus and was deleted“. For Reader it reads like this: adberdr1014_en_us.exe contained a virus and was deleted, for Flashplayer, it reads like this: install_flashplayer11x32ax_gtbp_chra_aih.exe contained a virus and was deleted, for AVG it reads like this: AVG2013_en_us.exe contained a virus and was deleted. Tried shutting down all anti-virus software but it didn’t help. The problem that led to all of this was that Adobe Reader stopped working or something was blocking it, because you could no longer open any type of PDF files, so whatever you want to download then you received this message at the end of the downloading. Not everyone can fix this right away as no one can download tools to stop this warning message. It is important to fully check your system and get it resolved by a PC professional, and this is the best way to keep your computer safe.

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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 12, 2015 4:07 am

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