Is there a way I can tell if a file has a virus in it before I open It?
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You scan the file with your AV software...

Usually AV software will scan it anyway, when you download it or copy it from another device. However, if the file has a lot of enbedded copmressed files, it may not get scanned fully until you decompress the file. Your AV will scan it at that point in time anyway.
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