Forum Thread: How does an Anti-Virus work in particular?

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Muadib74 How does an Anti-Virus work in particular?
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Hi Community,

I wonder how anti-virus works in particular.

For example: if McAfee alerts to have found and cleaned a virus in the browsercache (exif manipulated jpeg), could that malicous file have infected my system though?

In my suggestions the file found by mcafee must have been rendered by the browser and have then been written to the cache on the hdd.
therefore the malicious code could have allready exploited my browser.

am I right or do i miss something?

thx in advance!
Muadib

Anthony Wells RE: How does an Anti-Virus work in particular?
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