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Do we need a canonical question as dupe target for "Help! My computer has a virus!" questions?

I think this answer and this GrahamHill answer are very good. Both answers make a pretty good effort to explain the reason why a "standard" solution (antivirus, antirootkit, ...) is often not enough, ...
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Canonical question for "where should I store my server side secrets"?

I do think a canonical question would be in order, but I do not think that candidate is fitting. The answers are far too specific to secrets with the specific properties of encryption keys such that ...
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Do we need a canonical question on infected Android and iOS?

Yes, we should have a duplicate. Closing as a duplicate of a canonical question is far the best user experience for the person asking the question, and for people finding it via google later. Just ...
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Do we need a canonical ransomware question?

EDIT: The question is now asked: Help! Ransomware encrypted my files. What do I do now? Since there hasn't been a lot of protest, I will go ahead and post a question unless there is some more ...
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Do we need a canonical question as dupe target for "Help! My computer has a virus!" questions?

Strictly for the question Help! I think my Windows home PC has a virus! How do I get rid of it? the answer should be a 'panic button mode' one. In other words what should I do now? This answer ...
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Do we need a canonical question as dupe target for "Help! My computer has a virus!" questions?

A. Darwin and Jan Doggen have shed some light on the point what a possible answer should contain. Therefore I would like to focus on the point, if we should give an answer at all. In the helpcenter ...
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Updated "how to hash passwords" question

I'd like to propose yet another option. Add some text (formatted as quote to stand out) to the top of the top voted answer, explaining the situation: This answer was written in 2013. Since then, ...
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Updated "how to hash passwords" question

My thoughts (TL/DR - go with 4. Or if not, then 2 or 5) Leave it alone. I agree with you. It will become less useful Mark the old one as a dupe of a newer equivalent - this works pretty well in ...
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Would a canonical "Can X see my data over Wi-Fi/Work Internet?" question be helpful?

I think this could be a good canonical question that could often be used as a duplicate target. But for it to be useful it needs to be on a level that the kind of person who usually post about this ...
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Would a canonical "Can X see my data over Wi-Fi/Work Internet?" question be helpful?

I apologize if posting an answer to my own question is not preferred on Meta, but I couldn't have fit everything into a comment. TL;DR, check the block quote at the bottom of this post for the ...
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