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What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware?

The link came as spam, so I expect only bad things from it. I quickly closed the tab before it fully loaded so I don't know what was on the site. What is the worst that can happen now? If there was some script on that website it might have executed.

What can I do to help the situation now?

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marked as duplicate by Sathya Jun 3 '11 at 10:56

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as a side note, links are never malicious. Web pages are, and people are, but links are the victims in all this and i defend their good name. –  Sirex Jun 3 '11 at 8:18

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Is it possible that I get infected by virus or malware just by visiting a website? –  Sunny88 Jun 3 '11 at 8:12
Yes, although more usually malware. esp if you run out of date software. –  Sirex Jun 3 '11 at 8:19
Yes, you can. Check out this: security.stackexchange.com/questions/3848/… –  timbooo Jun 3 '11 at 8:21

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