I've seen several questions from people whom I'd generally not describe as "Information Security Professionals" which asked if their personal device is infected by malware.
Are these questions categorically off-topic? I my gut-feeling is Yes, because:
- It's in most cases impossible to definitely say "Yes, you are infected" or "No, you are not infected" unless it's extremely obvious.
- It's extremely unlikely that the question would benefit anyone but the person who originally asked the question.
- If these questions would be on-topic, Security.SE would become a tech support website and not "a question and answer site for information security professionals" as defined by the scope of the website.
Please note that I am not talking about general questions in regards to malware infections, such as "Is an Anti-Virus sufficient protection against malware?", but about questions regarding to a specific system.