Downloaded a zip file. Scanned it via Bitdefender, clean. Scanned it via VirusTotal, 6/60 flags for Backdoors and Trojan. Didn’t open or extract the zipfile, just deleted it via recycle bin and ran an anti-virus test.

My questions:

– Is deleting a zip/folder via recycle bin enough to remove the malware completely off my PC and stay safe, assuming I haven’t opened/extracted it or ran any executable files?

– Why did VirusTotal flag the zip, but not Bitdefender?

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