message of "file contains a virus and has been deleted" when I download any file.

Two days ago I suddenly received the message "file contains virus and was deleted". no problems with downloads from anywhere before this. Any help out there?
 

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Last updated October 15, 2018 Views 33,751 Applies to:
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I suddenly received the message "file contains virus and was deleted"
"[filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted" message may occur when your computer is infected with the Win32/Sirefef (aka ZeroAccess) malware.

If MSE is installed (and broken/blocked by this rootkit), you may wish to run the latest and current version (v3.7.6.201) of HitmanPro.Kickstart which is able to remove this trojan and automatically perform the needed repairs for you.
Would suggest you follow the removal/fixing instructions provided in this related thread/post.
Please do come back to tell us how it goes.
Lenovo ThinkCentre A55-8705/Windows XP Home Edition SP3/.NET3.5SP1/IE8/MSEv4.4.

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