which language to learn to identify harmful elements?

sadab0

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so take for example i accidentally downloaded something like an application executable or a pdf or anything for that matter that had something malicious in it and my antivirus either didn't pick it up or deleted it as a false positive, in either situation how would i be able to tell if the file was actually infected? which language should i learn for these types of things? i will only be operating on windows platforms.
edit- if i need to know more than a language then kindly state what i would need to learn to actively perform an analysis of any virus to figure out what it is, where it came from, what it stole and what it's after?
 

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well it's just my assumption that you would be able to figure out what files are composed of and thereby identifying if everything is proper with language.
 
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