Taken literally as the "opposite" of a computer virus, an anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove any potential threats to a computer system.

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What antivirus software goes along well with Thunderbird [on hold]

I'm using McAffee antivirus on a windows 7 machine, and experience many problems with Thunderbird, at random times of the day. I read many blog posts, and took some steps to get a better experience, ...
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Suspected Malware: Computer turning off all forms of virus protection automatically

I'm running windows 8.1 and very recently I got error messages saying that I had no virus protection on. I had windows firewall, avg free and spybot search and destroy running. All were turned off and ...
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What is a rootkit?

I use Avast as my antivirus. Yesterday while using my system, an Avast popup came up saying 'a suspicious rootkit has been found'. Avast suggested to delete it and I did so. Normally when Avast finds ...
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Why number of definitions decrease in Avast 9 when virus definitions is updated?

I use Avast 9 in my HP notebook and am a great fan of Avast. I prefer to use it in all the systems that I use. Before Avast I was using Avast 8. Its number of definitions was above 50,00,000. With ...
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Can computer be safe without antivirus? [duplicate]

I don't like anti-virus much because it slows down my pc so I wonder if Is there any tip to prevent virus's infection without installing anti-virus ?
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Where can I ask Windows security related questions that are not product specific [closed]

Following up from this I'd like to know if there are any Windows Security forums that are not product specific. I want to use such a forum to ask about combinations of Free Firewalls and Virus ...
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Reducing disk usage on Lotus Sametime

My Lotus Sametime (8.5.2) freezes every few seconds, while reading/writing to disk. Process Explorer show heavy disk I/O. I suspect sametime writes logs and the antivirus locks the file while it's ...
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Always ignore eicar test virus for Windows Defender on Win 8.1

I'm a developer and my software is able to scan processed files on demand with a configured virus scanner, if configured. To test this I have different copies of the eicar test virus in different ...
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Virus Asking To Format External Hard Drive [closed]

I have an external harddrive. Whenever I put its USB into the USB port of my laptop, it asks me to format my hard drive. I think this is because of some sort of virus. Can someone please help me to ...
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SSL error on Chrome, IE, Safari (but not on FF)

I am getting this error on trying to access a couple of sites from Chrome - one is the webmail of our company and another is a banking website. Cannot connect to the real somesite.com Something ...
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Is using 2 antivirus or malware software programs simultaneously helpful or useful?

Is it good to install 2 antiviruses if they have different purposes? For example, the 1st antivirus would: Scan for Trojans Scan for Worms Scan for Viruses And the other would: Block Ads. Have ...
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File Anti-Virus Failed Error in MAC

I am using Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 for mac(OSX 10.9.1). When I switch on my system today I noticed that Kaspersky protection is turned off. When I tried to enable it I got the message File ...
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Multiple explorer.exe processes consuming large amounts of memory

I'm pretty sure my laptop has been infected with a virus but I can't identify it or remove it. Symptoms: Multiple explorer.exe processes being spawned some consuming lots of memory When I launch ...
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Infected, back-doored Windows 7, is it safe to keep it using after Kaspersky Anti-Virus clean up? [duplicate]

So I got this computer from my cousin. As far as I can tell, it has LOTS of back-doors, trojans etc. installed. You can see the installed programs as below w/ lots of activeX: I fear these ...
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AVG antivirus free repeatedly detects my own program as a virus

More or less every time I start my program from Visual C# 2010 Express, AVG pops up saying it's found a virus. My program is a game and doesn't even access the filesystem! Apparently the reason is ...
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What's the best way to switch Antivirus software? [closed]

I currently run Microsoft Security Essentials (or whatever it's called these days). Recent reports of MSE's effectiveness have left me feeling worried and paranoid about the safety of my system. It ...
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Antivirus for power users [closed]

All antivirus software I've come across (so far) has an installer; runs in the background (usually via drivers); uses up a lot of CPU and/or RAM bandwidth; very rarely finds any virus (as viruses ...
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Side-by-side configuration is incorrect for Avast antivirus

I've tried everything from multiple forums online and nothing seems to work. The error I get says: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe The application has failed to start ...
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Is there a possibility of creating an active “firewall” on a pen drive?

What I'd like to do is build a program which will be installed onto a pen drive. This program would then notify the user of any program which tries to access the pen drive for read/write purposes. The ...
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How to prevent automatic deletion of files by anit-virus [closed]

While i was trying to download a keygen for a software , after the completion of download i found no file in the destination folder. Then brought to my notice was a notification that my anti-virus ...
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Is there any compatibility issue, If I use Avast Antivirus and Windows Defender simultaneously on Windows 8.1?

I think Windows Defender in Windows 8.1 is very good one for free anti virus.I prefer avast too as best free Antivirus.Is there any problem of using both of them simultaneously?
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In Microsoft Security Essentials how do you see the location of the detected threat?

MSE pops up saying the detected item, alert level, status and recommended action but doesn't say where the detected item is located. How do you find out? For example if it's in something I just ...
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Windows Share Meltdown - Unexplainable

I am having precisely the exact symptoms on my server as is described in this article. This includes statements that the specified network name is no longer available and RPC Server is too ...
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Spam emails in a business Netwok

We have a network server in our business and all the stuff use outlook 2010 for our communication. We also have a company email and each employee has his own company email. Two days now the employees ...
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How to delete detected virus in Memory card via ESET [duplicate]

I am using ESET ENDPOINT ANTIVIRUS 5.0.2113.0. in my Windows 7 SONY VAIO. After i scan a memory card, it detected 22 viruses in it. and there is no option to delete that. somebody told me ESET will ...
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Cleaning up an infected computer? [duplicate]

I need to clean up my folks’ Windows Vista laptop, and I haven’t done it in years. Normally, I would install AVG antivirus, look through msconfig and remove non-essential start-up programs, and then ...
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How to format a memory card which is infected by a virus and antivirus is not able to delete it

I've bought a memory card which is recently infected by a virus. I tried to scan it with latest Bitdefender 2014 and Norton 2014 they both failed to delete the virus. Then I deleted the partition and ...
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What's the difference between “anti-virus”, “anti-malware” and “anti-spyware” tools?

Many products (such as Norton or McAfee) advertise as "anti-virus" tools or suites, while others advertise as "anti-malware" (like Malwarebytes), and even more as "anti-spyware" (Spybot S&D). Are ...
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Get windows to acknowledge malwarebytes as a valid AV

I am using malwarebytes, and as such have disabled Windows Defender's real-time protection (I have malwarebytes pro). However, now windows is complaining that I don't have an AV installed and that my ...
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Is running windows defender with malwarebytes safe?

In previous versions of windows, windows defender could safely be run with any other AV. However, with Windows 8, Windows Defender is essentially MSSE, which is an actual AV. Can they be run together ...
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Real-time Antivirus in Ubuntu [closed]

I need to find a real-time security solution for Ubuntu. I already tried ClamAV (with ClamTK), Bitdefender Scanner for Unices, and Avast4Linux Workstation, but they all are only scanners, and they ...
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What is this process “ctfprocdca.exe” doing on my machine?

I found this process on my working machine (win7 64bit), installed at location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Products\Input Processor\ctfprocdca.exe The process name may vary a bit. I try to google ...
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Disable Clamav / Amavis / SA in Postfix on Debian

I would like to disable Clamav / Amavis / SpamAssasin in Postfix on Debian Squeeze 6.0.8 as I have I outsourced my AV to other server. I tried commenting content_filter and receive_override_options ...
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How to install Norton Internet Security in my archos tablet?

I have purchased a Norton Internet Security where it's written in the box that this is good for computers and tablets both, with three licences. I want to use one of the licences for my tablet, ...
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Avira Antivirus silent update

I am using Avira Free Antivirus 2013 on Windows 7 SP1. It's been about a month that Avira brings on its update window and steals focus. This is annoying to me. I want Avira to do the update task ...
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How to Add a File on Baidu Antivirus Whitelist?

I'm having problems with some applications on my PC, because of the Chinese Antivirus called Baidu. Does someone knows how to add some files to its whitelist? Like we can do on another antivirus... ...
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Antivirus deleting files?

I am working with QGIS and noticed recently that some files (.shx) disappeared... I read somewhere on StackExchange that an antivirus may "clean" some folders (I have Avira and CCleaner). Is it ...
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is iun6002.exe a virus or a false positive

windows 7 combo fix scan iun6002.exe is it a false positive or malware I am very concerned about the file that combofix found. iun6002.exe . - 1.c:\programdata\1380786038.bdinstall.bin - ...
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“White-listing” USB drives in antivirus?

I was just reading some antivirus manuals and came across a mention that the antivirus will block all read/write access to removable media except for white-listed drives. Can somebody explain to me ...
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Deleting sentences in database file

I'm writing a MD5 based antivirus, and my friend send to me a document with thousands of samples and their MD5. All is fine, but I have to delete all sentences what contain "File does not exists:" ...
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In Security Essentials, how do I enable scanning of files previously restored from quarantine?

I had infected .htm files on a web server. I wanted to see the text of one of the files, so I could see the malicious code myself. However, whenever I would download one of the .htm files to my ...
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How is the sequence of file scan determined during a scan using Microsoft security essential?

In most cases,sequence of files which are scanned seem alphabetical. But I observed that files in my MATLAB folder were scanned, then for some time some other files were scanned, and then some files ...
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Why is flash player update package password protected?

I noticed this error while scanning the file "install_flashplayer11x32au_mssd_aaa_aih.exe": "SOME FILES COULD NOT BE SCANNED" And then I looked through the .exe file with 7zip and saw that the ...
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ESET Smart Security and Win32/delf.NRJ Worm

This morning I turned on my computer and I noticed that the shortcuts of my softwares ( such as eclipse ) are not working, I went to the folder where my eclipse was installed and I couldn't find the ...
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How does persistent cache works in modern anti-virus softwares?

I'm talking about Avast! and ESET's NOD32/SS here. Avast! introduced this feature like a year ago (can't remember the exact date). ESET did it in version 7. Just recently. Basically they both scan ...
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Unable to share internet by using HOSTEDNETWORK after installing AVAST recently

I was able to share my laptop's internet with my smartphone by using this command "netsh wlan start hostednetwork". But when I installed Avast in my Windows 8 OS, I am able to start the hostednetwork ...
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How to scan a file in McAfee antivirus using the command line?

I'm trying to scan a file using the command line with McAfee Total Protection. The problem is I want to use my version of McAfee and not "McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner (VSCL)". I found out ...
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I don't use antivirus software (just MSE). Am I insane? [closed]

I know my way around computers, yet I feel safe using only MS Security Essentials. I feel that Norton (et al.) are bloated software suites, that aren't that useful and suffer from massive feature ...
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Antivirus that supports Linux on ARM? (other than clamav) [closed]

I am looking for any antivirus that will scan for windows virus/rootkit/malware. I already know about clamav. To be specific I am looking for antivirus solutions that will run on platforms such as ...
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How do you find the file that Avast Anti Virus is blocking connections from? (notification window doesn't give full path)

Avast keeps going off and popping up saying C:\...\Update.exe has been blocked but doesn't give me any more information. How do I find out what file is being detected and what connection is being ...