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My hotmail account was hacked and now I'm worried that my computer is infected. I've run the Malwarebytes scan and Windows Defender and they show no infections. Thank you for any help. Charl I've attached the 2 files.


The first thing to do is change your Hotmail password to a Strong Password. Have you done this ?

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I'm closing the account. My real concern is whether my computer is infected with viruses I can't detect.

Hacked email accounts, especially those with Webmail interfaces, are often not borne from malware but from weak passwords. Just closing an email account is not enough. You must be cognizant of the effects that a weak password have and institute a Strong Password to mitigate such account take-overs in the future.

Of course removing malware is important but in a case like this, it may or may not even play a role.

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