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Which of these would be most associated with a botnet infestation?

A) System will not boot

B) Computer sending email spam messages

C) Personal data files are deleted

D) Video resolution is changed

E) My computer never calls anymore

The answer: B) Computer sending email spam messages

A botnet doesn’t want to remove your data or leave your computer unusable, since they need your working PC to participate in distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and email spamming.

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