March 30, 2021

Clicked some random download

I went on some random website and clicked download for a file. It redirected my to another website which requested verification (typing in words & numbers of a photo it displayed) then I clicked “download”. The download link (named as a zip file) appeared and I clicked on it, but there was no response for a minute or two. Then I closed the page.

I have Kaspersky Security Cloud (premium version) so I thought I’d be fine and decided to take that risk (stupid I know) but now I’m being paranoid. Is it possible that by clicking on that link I’ve been infected with a virus or my information/files have been leaked? Didn’t see any download occurring though.
Also, does the amount of time you stay on a malicious website matter?

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