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We get lots of questions about hacked email accounts, telephone scams, spyware, and viruses.

The community at Microsoft Answers might have already asked and answered your questions.

Microsoft Answers is a free forum where Microsoft engineers and security experts from all over the world answer technical and not-so-technical questions from people like you.

If you have a security or privacy question:

  1. Go to Microsoft Answers.
  2.  Select Find answers in the search area and type your question, or a keyword (like an error number) in the text box.
  3. Click Search and then look through the results for your answer.
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