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I clicked on link and chrome randomly downloaded a file and it went to my downloads folder .. I didn't click on it I just deleted it.

I started searching for any random like files and came across something called "Enlightened" that has an magnifying glass as the icon, said it was created right around the time the file was downloaded, and it is a .lnk file... I am unsure of what to do with this, how can I investigate it further?

  • Know that .lnk files can be malicious. Can you provide the URL you went to? – forest Jan 5 '19 at 2:06
  • it is a NSFW link so I can not provide it, but it was just a gif under gfycat url. – scarecrow- Jan 5 '19 at 2:08
  • Is there a way I can see the contents of the .lnk file... currently it is gibberish – scarecrow- Jan 5 '19 at 2:08
  • I'm not sure I have enough information to answer the question then. Sometimes browsers accidentally download resources when they shouldn't, which is harmless, but a .lnk file can certainly be malicious, so there is that. Without knowing more about what you clicked, there's no way to tell for sure. – forest Jan 5 '19 at 2:09
  • can I pm you the link? – scarecrow- Jan 5 '19 at 2:22

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