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PDF Security Question

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Nov 24, 2020 Nov 24, 2020

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Without going into the details, I accidently clicked on a malicious pdf from an email. Warning boxes popped up asking me to allow or block access. I panicked, opened the task manager and clicked end task on all Adobe processes. Do I need to be worried that malware was installed on my computer or did killing the process before I allowed (or blocked) access stop the process?

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Nov 24, 2020 Nov 24, 2020

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Hard to say, although it's unlikely you got a virus just from opening the file (if it was really a PDF).

I would recommend getting a good Anti-Virus application and running it on your computer, just in case.

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Hi,

If you downloaded and that might worry you, however the PDF tells you if you want to run something, it shows warnings.

But if it is good to run a good antivirus.

Cheers,

WbolanosCo

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