It sounds to be a slight problem. However, problems in a browser could impose risk to PC health and your information security as we all know that virus are concealed in nearly every corner of the Internet.
FAQ: Why I see ‘contained a virus and was deleted’ error message?
Did you recall the moment when you were trying to update something like adobe or flash drive required by an update message that suddenly prompted up? Or do you remember what shareware/freeware/virus you downloaded into your precious machine but you don’t know they can be risky? So be careful online and always follow good PC practice.
‘Contained a virus and was deleted’ Should Raise Your Attention
If you ever see ‘contained a virus and was deleted’ message when you are trying to install the downloads, you need to know that it is a signal telling you that your IE is not intact, meaning your IE is of low secure level. Loopholes on IE can contribute to:
Settlement of tracking cookies to collect information and whereabouts on the Internet;
Installations of unknown and unfamiliar programs to take up plenty of space, causing a sluggish computer;
Injection of deadly virus such as Metropolitan Police virus.
Ways to Remove ‘Contained a virus and was deleted’ Error Message
The easiest way to get ‘The file/ program contained a virus and was deleted’ out of your sight is to stop using IE, you may change to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari.
Yet, some are used to IE and not willing to change to another browser. No worries, you are welcome to follow the steps below.
Step1. Reset your IE.
Open Internet Explorer > click on the Tools menu > select Internet Options > click on the Advanced tab > locate 'Reset Internet Explorer settings' section -> hit Reset button > press 'Apply'.
Step2. End running process in the background.
- Windows 8
Start screen -> type 'Task' -> hit Enter key -> select 'Process'tab -> find and select the ones related to 'contained a virus and was deleted' -> press 'End Process' button.
- Windows 7/Vista/XP
Hold Ctrl, Alt and Delete key combination -> select 'Process'tab -> find and select the ones related to 'contained a virus and was deleted' -> press 'End Process' button.
Step3. Empty browsing history.
Open IE -> go to Tools menu -> select Internet Options at the drop down list -> General tab -> locate Browsing history section -> tick 'Delete browsing history on exit' -> press 'Delete' button -> hit 'Apply' button to save the change.
- Google Chrome
Click on Google menu -> hit 'Hitsory' -> tick the box next to the history you want to delete -> press 'Remove selected items' on the top.
Go to Menu option -> tap more -> select Settings -> choose 'Clear private data' -> tick the ones you want to remove -> tap Clear data.
Step4. Repair IE modules.
Start menu > select Run/ Search box > type ‘regsvr32 actxprxy.dll’ and ‘regsvr32 shdocvw.dll’ respectively > delete the aforementioned DLL files > restart the computer.
Do not panic to have PC problems. Analysis on ‘contained a virus and was deleted’ will help you to tackle it down appropriately and quickly. And remember that ‘contained a virus and was deleted’ is not a virus, it is no more than an error message caused by virus or incompatibility in IE. So if you still see ‘the file/ program contained a virus and was deleted’ message after you finish the above steps, you may need to check out your computer carefully to see if there is any indication of additional virus on the compromised machine. Therefore, updating yourself with virus type and names is especially important.