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Hi  a little while ago a had a trojan.spyeyes on my computer with several pieces of adware, and only had windows security essentials which failed to detect it. (I removed it with malwarebytes) and was just wondering what are the odds that it, or other types would go after image files asides from text.  I'm probably being paranoid. 

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Hello and :welcome: , captainamazo:
 
We'll need to wait for the staff or experts to answer your specific question (though I'm not sure there's enough info in your post to do so definitively).
 
Until then, it might be a good idea to have one of our malware experts guide you through some scans, to be sure all malware has been removed.
(Some of today's malware is very good at hiding deep in the system and complete removal requires multiple powerful tools with expert help.)

please follow the recommendations in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
A malware analyst will guide you through the scanning and cleanup process.

He or she can also make some recommendations about security counter-measures, if needed.

Thanks,

daledoc1

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OK, you read something but not comprehend it 'cause I'm not getting a cognizant reply.

 

Malicious actors don't just copy "images".  Malicious actors can and will do anything they can ESPECIALLY if there is monetary gain from said actions.  If a malicious actor gains access to your computer they will exfiltrate whatever they want.  That could be software licenses and key codes, passwords, email contacts lists, account information and credentials and a laundry list of "many more".  And they are rarely "viruses" they are mostly trojans as trojans are the preponderance of malware, not viruses.

 

For a general statement, all I can do is give you a general reply.

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