Two issues: 1. Were these infected when I downloaded them from CNET, or where they infected by malware after I downloaded them, or were they not "infected", but just a vehicle for infections, PUP type programs? 2. I have backed up those files on an EXTERNAL hard drive. Can I go into that external hd and delete those files without reinfecting my system? Is it possible to scan the external drive with the programs you had me download?
- I have also used USB Flash drives to backup some files... none of those files. Is there a threat with those?