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virus from posted link

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Suppose a link is included in a post. Is it possible to be infected by some sort of malware simply by clicking on (opening?) that link. That's assuming you do not open any further enclosures or links within the initial link. Thanks........Bob

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That is how you get them. It is all about trust or sure of what you open. Many people run anti virus programs on their computers and are less wary. It's a brave new world!

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48 minutes ago, JFranklin said:

That is how you get them. It is all about trust or sure of what you open. Many people run anti virus programs on their computers and are less wary. It's a brave new world!

 

Not questioning your wisdom JF, and that is also my understanding, but is that the definitive, for sure,  answer?

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ANY LINK could potentially have a virus.  No way for us to know or validate.

Using Google Chrome is a good way to prevent landing on a site with malware.  It will warn you first.

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Thank you, peter.......bob

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