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Why does Google Chrome sometimes warn that a PDFthat you are downloading can harm your computer?

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Becaise downloading a pdf embedded with malware can harm your computer? Your question is like why is the sky blue. – Ramhound Apr 24 '12 at 16:03

Malicious code can be embedded in pdfs and infect your computer. You should only download pdfs if you trust their source.

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