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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
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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
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@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.

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

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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 :).

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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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