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SecureKongo

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Also, its a short cut to the video folder and Bitdefender says it a infected file.
What did you use to download it? Some Youtube video downloader websites are quite shady and I wouldn't recommend using them.

MP3 files are normally not malicious and can't directly harm your PC. The only way they could possibly harm you is by exploiting a vulnerability of Windows Media Player or other Media Players. So you are saying that the shortcut to a folder on your PC in which your songs are is infected, right?
 
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peterfat111

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What did you use to download it? Some Youtube video downloader websites are quite shady and I wouldn't recommend using them.

MP3 files are normally not malicious and can't directly harm your PC. The only way they could possibly harm you is by exploiting a vulnerability of Windows Media Player or other Media Players. So you are saying that the shortcut to a folder on your PC in which your songs are is infected, right?
I just pool the video out to my desktop and made a folder and put the song in it. Then put the shortcut on my desktop. After a few seconds Bitdefender coms out and put the short cut into quarantine.
 

blackice

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My point is that backups don't prevent data theft, so the concern remains.
Agreed, however other malware that uses data exfiltration and/or back doors your system doesn’t leave a flashing sign that you owe them bitcoin, tipping you off that your data may have been stolen. Unfortunately my PII has been stolen so many times I just permanently have my credit frozen and monitored.
 
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