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    Virus' collected information destination?

    Just as the title mentions, how does one find out how and where a virus/trojan/malware sends its information?

    I realize this is a question that could demand a very complex answer, if there is a way at all, but this "itch" called curiosity needs to be scratched.

    While I am no expert (at least not yet) I do have a background in IT so I wont be mystified by tech terms and I do have some experience in programming.

    Last edited by Jesaynt; October 31st, 2010 at 08:08 PM. Reason: typo
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    If it was easy to find out the exact destination of purloined information, a lot more people would be in jail.

    Often malware doesn't send anything anywhere, the virus just collects things into a file on your computer that some hacker picks up when they access your machine through a backdoor the virus opened.
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