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#1 TheHatter


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

Well a few days back I downloaded something called Free Video Zilla and installed it, but then I read something about a spyware on cnet.com review so I uninstalled it and deleted the installer. After that I scanned my computer with Avast! and Malwarebytes and both came up with nothing. So now I am very paranoid that I have some kind of spyware even though nothing has been acting up. Is there spywares out there that just steals your information without doing anything else so the user of the computer is not aware of its existence?

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

Hello and welcome to MBAM forum, TheHatter: :)

While most malware will give the user some sort of indication of the infection (popups, slowdowns, crashes, disappearing folders/files, browser re-directs, etc), there's no way to determine from the info you've provided whether you might have picked up a nasty.

If you're concerned about it, then it would be a good idea to have a qualified malware expert take a look at your system to be sure. :)
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