Can I simply delete a trojan that hasn't been executed?

gjconker

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Hi Folks,

I downloaded a backup of one of my web sites recently. Microsoft Security Essentials has detected a Trojan in some zipped files in that backup.

Here's a path in the MSE log:
containerfile: :\My Downloads\Web_site_duplicated\20150405_*_58d285ed0c8a28321170322141053_archive.zip
file: :\My Downloads\Web_site_duplicated\20150405_*_58d285ed0c8a28321170322141053_archive.zip->wp-content/uploads/backwpup-ae80ed-backups/backwpup_ae80ed_2015-09-23_15-07-54.tar.gz->(GZip)->wp-content/themes/theme_name7-child-01/header.php

Can I simply delete the infected files or maybe the whole folder? Since I haven't unzipped the folders, is it safe to assume I'm not infected? Any other measures I should take?

Thanks in advance (as always),

Greg
 

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Thanks Paladin
The backup is from the web site.The zipped files containing the trojan were never unzipped so i don't think it's in my registry. Does that matter? Also, do you know how to run a boot scan with MSE? (I don't)
Greg

 
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