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I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this.

I recently ran a scan after receiving pop-ups. Malwarebytes found a few infected files, including two ( log & dclog) located in Temp file. They were labelled in red 'stolen.data'. I have seen this a few times on the forum. ( I do not have the scan log since I reformatted my comp after that to ensure complete removal of the infection.)

Are these files temporary storage of stolen data before being transferred to the hacker, or has the data already been sent?

Would appreciate your clarification. Thanks.

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Greetings :)

Unfortunately there's no way to know if the data was successfully sent to the bad guys or not. Assuming you were running the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with the Website Blocking component of the protection module enabled, then it is likely that connection to the bad guys' servers would be blocked.

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