Right as I was about to step out the door to go get some food, my Norton Anti-Virus Alert thing popped up onto my screen and told me I had a virus in my C-drive, in the folder where I do my (yes I know it’s “illegal”) file-sharing. I opened the program and attempted to manually delete the file; a prompt then appeared and said I could not delete the file because it’s a “.dat” file. I have no idea what a .dat file is or what purpose it serves, but nonetheless, this one apparently contains a virus that Norton cannot fix. So far nothing has happened to make me think it’s dangerous, but I know very little about how viruses operate.
Anyway, does anyone have a suggestion about what to do? Do I have to uninstall my file-sharing service and then re-install it again? Is there a better anti-virus program than Norton? (my inclination would be that there is always something better.) I’m almost ready to panic … help anyone?