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May 2, 2017 / This Spanish Malware Wiki has now been recognized as an official translation wiki! Come check it out!
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August 8, 2016 / We finally got our editing fixed, and a new update to our chat to make it more functional. We also have a new bot.
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July 11, 2016 / We have two new administrators today: LeTesla, and Deep-Fried Derp of Illuminati.
June 18, 2016 / We've removed the "Malware" category from the pages, because "Malware" is an universal term on this Wiki.
June 18, 2014 / Time someone updates this eh? Today we welcome our new administrator: Wendy-Testaburger, please see here for more information!
January 7, 2010 / We've started to add Win32 malware and Linux malware to this wiki.
March 15, 2009 / Our first bot! Welcome the first bot of our Wiki!
I logged out of my account after I edited some things up. 2 days
later, here's when I see that cryptolocker and some other stuff got
harmed by me. Yea this is pretty much all, forgive me for this.
Wa… We’re having a new problem where some articles can’t be
commented on. If any one knows why this is happening please
reply. 1. Install Linux. Done.
I logged out of my account after I edited some things up. 2 days later, here's when I see that cryptolocker and some other stuff got harmed by me. Yea this is pretty much all, forgive me for this. Wa…Read more >
We’re having a new problem where some articles can’t be commented on. If any one knows why this is happening please reply.Read more >
1. Install Linux. Done.Read more >
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