Will I get arrested if i unknowingly and accidentally give a library pc a virus?

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I was casually browsing FaceBook and then all of a sudden, an alert came up saying that the antivirus (Faronics antivirus) has detected threats to the computer and blocked the following programs and files. Mind you, I did not download anything nor did I visit any shady websites. Does that mean I gave the Pc a

I was casually browsing FaceBook and then all of a sudden, an alert came up saying that the antivirus (Faronics antivirus) has detected threats to the computer and blocked the following programs and files. Mind you, I did not download anything nor did I visit any shady websites. Does that mean I gave the Pc a virus, or was it just a warning? Also, I know very little about computers
The antivirus used was Faronics. It detected, blocked and quarantined some files and malware.

Best Answer:

scott: Faronics makes the Deepfreeze program as well as the antivirus you encountered, which most public access computers use (and so do I). So if we get a virus we simply reboot the computer and the system returns to how it was before getting the virus.
So dont worry those computers are virtually virus proof

Other answer:

scott:
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Richard:
No, unless you deliberately visited a site with a known virus source, you should be okay. What the message meant was that the computer's anti-virus software detected a possible treat. Sometimes the AV software gets it wrong and will block something that is innocent, or let something through that is malicious. Hopefully, the latter situation occurs only for a few hours until a new threat is identified and the AV signature files are updated.

A few years ago, the AV software I was using at the time kept on quarantining the source file for a particular C program I was working on. It thought it recognised a virus in a particular character sequence in the text file. I had to add an exception rule to the AV to stop it from regularly quarantining what it thought was a suspect file.

Some AV programs use heuristic algorithms to try and detect new variants of viruses before they have been officially recognised and include in the signature databases.

I hope this helps.

Alan:
Malicious intent is usually required to prosecute in places where infecting a computer with a virus is illegal. If grandma accidentally clicks on the wrong thing and downloads a virus onto a public computer, she's not going to jail for it.

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