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I was stupid and did not check a video file I downloaded from an untrustworthy source. It was .wmv file with no readable properties of the video. I know that .wmv videos can download viruses. What I don't know is if they can do this to VLC on Linux (my guess is not).
When I opened the file, it did not play when I clicked the Play button and my system froze (I must reiterate I was an idiot). I did a hard restart.
I am now running a ClamAV scan (I am not confident at all in an antivirus' abilities). I ran
find -cmin -20 in my home dir to look over the log of modified files (nothing suspicious found).
VLC did not have root so it could not have written to
Should I be worried, and why did my computer freeze?