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Virus - HTML/RCE.Gen 3

This past week on both my desktop and laptop I have received a warning from my antivirus software, Avira, the free version about a virus called "HTML/RCE.Gen 3. Each time I have asked Avira to remove it and in the case of my desktop I did a full scan where it identified 7 of the above viruses. I moved the 7 to quarantine. I thought this was the end of it but today the virus alert came on again indicating the same virus.
Can anyone tell me what HTML/RCE.Gen 3 is? How can I get rid of it permanently? Also, what happens if I remove a virus from quarantine in Avira as I currently have over 90 items in it. Any help or comments would be much appreciated.

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Clarification Request
Use SpyHunter?

I did a search of the virus and a couple of sites recommended that I install SpyHunter. One site said I could try the seven day trial version to remove the virus. I did install SpyHunter and did a scan. It identified 44 malware objects. When I selected the option to remove these objects it took me to the SpyHunter site where I had to purchase the full version for $50 CAD. It also indicated that by purchasing it I was agreeing to an automatic renewal when the term for the current purchase expired. I think it was semi-annual. No mention of a 7 day trial version. What gives? Kind of expensive too, that is $100 CAD per year.

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Sadly, it looks like

you have been scammed.

SpyHunter from Enigma software was once listed under Spyware Warrior's list of rogue anti-malware software, but was then delisted as it had seemingly halted its "employing aggressive, deceptive advertising".

Apparently it is now employed in other nefarious money making schemes, and Bleeping Computer appears to confirm your own experience.

If you agree then you need to contact the payment company you made the payment through, (credit/debit card, PayPal, etc), and cancel any future payments, and do that AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,

Then uninstall SpyHunter. I doubt you will get any refund.

Mark

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Answer
Easy answer first.

Avira quarantine.

Any item held in Avira's quarantine can be deleted safely, provided moving it in the first place to quarantine did not destabilise your computer. (You would have noticed almost immediately).

Different AV's (antivirus software), use different words for clearing their quarantine areas, eg Remove, Delete, Empty, Clear, and so on, so use whatever option Avira says.

DO NOT Restore any of those quarantine items.

Mark
(Difficult question next...)

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Next problem.

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