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unfortunaty this morning I received .scr files hided as mp4. I double clicked them, nothing happened, then I got the “file corrupted” message from windows (i hope that was true). Then I searched and found out that these could highly possibly be viruses. I immediately removed the files and changed my main passwords. I did a scan with avast and that was clean. I’m just afraid that by double clicking it run and they stole passwords/data. How can I find out if that happened or not? Can the “file corrupted” message and the clean avast scan make me feel optimistic about it or di I have to concern?


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Little update: I formatted my computer, hope this helps

anyway this afternoon (before I formatted the computer) I got an email that informed me that my YouTube channel was closed due to an illegal live I think. Someone used my channel to make a live about ethereum foundation, don’t know what it is. Then I contacted YouTube, I hope they will restore my channel and my videos 

hope this is the end and I won’t have further problems, what do you think? I changed my Gmail password after the channel was closed 

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Hello @Hellouser998

Did you change your passwords from a known good clean computer?

Do you have 2FA enabled on your accounts?


  1. Recommend using a Password Manager for all websites, etc. that require a password. Never use the same password on more than one site.
  2. Keep all software up to date - PatchMyPC - https://patchmypc.com/home-updater#download
  3. Keep your Operating System up to date and current at all times - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-update-faq-8a903416-6f45-0718-f5c7-375e92dddeb2
  4. Install a content blocker for your browser. Malwarebytes Browser Guard (Free)
    Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/malwarebytes-browser-guar/ihcjicgdanjaechkgeegckofjjedodee 
  5. Further tips to help protect your computer data and improve your privacy: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/258363-tips-to-help-protect-from-infection/ 


Further reading if you like to keep up on the malware threat scene: Malwarebytes Blog  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/

Thank you for using Malwarebytes


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Glad we could help.

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Please review the following to help you better protect your computer and privacy Tips to help protect from infection

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