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co worker downloaded a virus- file got sent to all his contacts, is the attack over?

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Hi my coworker got sent an email and it instructed him to go to investmentgdocs.site44 .com and download a file. he clicked the site and got an error but now all of his contacts got a copy of the email as well. I told him it most likely is a virus.

I googled investmentgdocs.site44 + "virus" and cant seem to find much.

I found a link that did a scan and it says the site has malicious content, but it doesn't say what the name of the virus is or if any damage is done if someone clicks it, or if it is more of a spam bot.

Any info is appreciated on what should be done next to prevent the infection form doing any harm
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If there is no apparent damage to any of the computers involved, scan both (all) with Malwarebytes to remove any malware the first scan did not.

Then explain to your people, train your people NOT to open strange emails. THIS is how they get the Crypto Virus.

Make certain your backups are up to date.
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thanks for the info. I will re assure him.
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thanks!
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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