Can extracting a multi-part rAR archive infect windows 8 with a trojan?
So I was extracting a multi-part RAR archive when Windows Defender detected and quarantined the files because it detected Wacatac.b!ml in the RAR files. I stopped the extraction, switched to Airplane Mode, and scanned the files with Windows Defender, and then removed them. I did 2 full scans afterwards with Windows Defender and a few scans with MalwareBytes and didn’t find anything.
It’s probably a false positive, but is it possible to have been infected with a trojan simply by extracting a RAR file?
submitted by /u/vitalvictuals