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Malicious software - consists of programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources, and other abusive behavior.

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Received an email saying someone has hacked my email account

The hacker said they have access to my contacts, social media, and that they've also installed a keylogger onto my system. They want money. The Gmail email header says: Similar messages were used ...
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Never did +1 but have hundreds of +1's in my Google account data

I have a Google account but I use it mostly for Gmail, never had any activity in Google+ and didn't +1 anything ever. Today I went to the account data page to review / disable some things and the ...
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Multiple files/Folder scan using VirusTotal?

I want a quicker way to scan many files using VirusTotal. It's quite tiring to upload them one by one using the website. Is there a way to do it via batch scanning?
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Site affected by malware [closed]

Does anyone know of a site / service that provides an updated list of all sites which are known to be affected by some kind of malware? Ie sites that get the Chrome/ Firefox malware popup (This site ...
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Why does VirusTotal not detect a McAfee Internet Security Suite virus?

On my local system, I have McAfee's Internet Security Suite installed. It detected some file on my system as a Trojan. I sent this same file to VirusTotal, but all the scanners didn't detect anything, ...
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Any danger in having spammy Twitter followers

I routinely receive notifications of obviously spammy Twitter users following me, e.g. accounts with names like @freemoneynow, etc. Is there a danger in allowing them to follow me if I do not follow ...
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