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Someone message me and asking me to help with project and he send me a file and said here is project details but when I see file extension its .BAT anyone know it is save or he trying to hacking 

 

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It's not safe because a .bat file will run a series of commands on your computer and you don't know what that will be. If it's a normal .bat file it's not a virus but it would more likely be a hack attempt.

It's not worth trying to check what it will do - just refuse because of the file type as it's very suspicious (tell him you don't work with those types of files or something). Maybe report the message as suspicious/possible hack attempt because of the file type for them to check. Though if you wanted you could ask why he sent a .bat file to you/what it does (it won't contain a video that he's asking you to watch. In theory it could contain a link to one that it tries to open). But I wouldn't run it. It's too suspicious and likely malicious.

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100% a hacker, don't even bother.

A lot of these type of file formats are sent to YouTubers with fake sponsorship opportunities and that is how they highjack your computer and take all your info and accounts.

It's a good thing you blocked, but you should've reported before deleting to save someone else from accidentally falling for this malicious trick.

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The .bat extension files are never safe to download.

I think you should also report that user to Fiverr so that their account is taken care of.

I am like more than 95% sure that they are trying to do something sneaky. It is good that you have blocked them.

 

 

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