I think my computer is infected into a new virus! Can i ask some question about treats of this virus? Microsoft Security Essentials can't find it!

  • Hi Jalal - this isn't really the right forum for this sort of thing. To be honest, the search functionality on the websites for the main antivirus vendors would be a better bet. – Rory Alsop Dec 5 '10 at 20:17
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    @Rory, I think this is a legitimate question here - note he asked "Is it a right place...". Of course, the answer should be a resounding NO, but that is the answer to the question he asked. If he asked on parent, I would have said to just close it, but here its a good idea to have it documented :). – AviD Dec 5 '10 at 21:44
  • @Every One Who give me negative vote: WHY YOU GAVE ME NEGATIVE VOTE??? I JUST ASK FOR "RIGHT PLACE"!!! – Jalal Dec 6 '10 at 17:20
  • @Jalal, don't take it personally - I'm sure those that were downvoting missed the point that you were asking "is it okay to ask here", as I said in my previous comment, and were just trying to show that this question shouldnt be here in their opinion. Besides, its not that big a deal - remember, votes on Meta dont affect your reputation anyway... :) – AviD Dec 6 '10 at 18:46
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    This should be part of the faq as it's probably going to come up often. – HoLyVieR Dec 7 '10 at 4:44
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    @JalalAmini - Don't take the down-votes personally. In Meta, votes on a question are often (albeit, depending on who you ask, improperly) used to indicate agreement/disagreement with the idea suggested in the question. In this case, you've (implicitly, depending on who's reading) suggested that this might be a good place to ask about virus removal. It seems that at least two people think that would be a bad enough idea that they'd like to down-vote it. – Iszi May 5 '11 at 14:51

This seems to be a question for superuser.com

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    Thank you for Clear Answer! :) – Jalal Dec 6 '10 at 17:23

@Jalal, as @Rory said, this is not the right place for this.

IT Security is a place to discuss the principles of security, privacy, risk analysis and management, and so forth, especially as apply to IT, companies, and products.

Details of a specific virus, antivirus product, or how to fix your computer, are definitely out of scope.


I'm for HoLyVieR's suggestion of putting this in the FAQ. Can we put this question in the FAQ?


I agree with the other answers, this type of question would not be on-topic for security.stackexchange.com. Of course, the question "is this question on-topic" is on-topic for meta.security.stackexchange.com...and now my head hurts :).


It might make sense to have questions about secure means of mitigating virus damage (for example in a specific OS environment or as part of a specific infrastructure.

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