Software for protecting against, detecting, and removing viruses, malware, and other potential threats to a computer system.

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Online scanning of a large file for malware/viruses

VirusTotal has a limit of 128MB per file scanned. I need to scan an executable file that is a little over 200MB. Installed virus scanner claims it contains malware, but I question if it is a false ...
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Bootscan after virus find without log files update?

During a quick search avast found and removed a virus on my PC (Win32:Ramnit-DO). After that it I updated the software (today an update came out) and it wanted to do a reboot to make a bootscan which ...
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Will this 2014 ESET product on Amazon work now? Is it possibly a fake? It's much cheaper [on hold]

It's now 2015, but I found this 2014 copy of ESET's "Multi-Device Security" (5 PCs + 5 android devices on Amazon) for less than $60. It's purportedly new, and fulfilled by Amazon, so I decided to ...
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How could an old worm infect my computer on VMWare?

My current computer is on Windows 8.1, and using Norton. I've started to gain interest in old viruses, and therefor I've created an virtual machine using a software called VMWare (Workstation 11) ...
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Got ransomware and Shadow explorer dont work

I got infected by the CTB Locker and probably I have removed the virus itself. But the files all got polluted. I tried to use shadow explorer but it shows all blank in CDEF any drives and got no dates ...
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Eset Smart security finds my hosts file as threat and quarantines it

Everytime I edit my hosts file, Eset Smart security finds my hosts file as threat and quarantines it. It says the host files is a Qhost trojan. What should I do?
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System Restore error 0xc0000225 due to Anti Virus Update 0x80070005

Really need some advice, as I don't know what to do now! I was using my computer as normal and had an Avast Anti Virus message pop up along the lines of, "Avast update restart computer?" I clicked on ...
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Bitdefender doesn't load My Bitdefender

I have just installed the Bitdefender Antivirus free edition on my pc( Win 7 Ultimate 64bit). Now, when I try to load My Bitdefender page, it doen't load, instead it shows that "You need to have java ...
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Virus changed folder to executable

I loaned my flash drive to someone who used said drive on a Windows machine infected with a virus. My flash drive subsequently got infected with a virus that changes folders to executables. Research ...
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How to quit Avast temporarily?

I know how to shut-down Avast's shields (the options range from disable for 10 minutes to disable permanently). However, just a few minutes ago, the process AvastSvc*32.exe started consistently ...
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Is MS Anti-Malware Service useful if already running an anti-virus? [closed]

Is Microsoft's Anti-Malware Service (http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx) useful when running a 3rd party anti-virus, or is it redundant and will it just slow things ...
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Not able to delete a program

I am using a netbook of samsung with windows 7 starter service pack 1 32 bit. I am exhausted with a program known as 'Plugin.exe' i don't know how it came but whenever i start my program it opens up ...
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Certain downloaded files take minutes to become usable

I'm on Windows 8.1 Pro, but this problem also happens on my W7 Premium computer. I sometimes download files but am unable to use them for 2-3 minutes after they've been downloaded. It happens ...
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Can Microsoft Anti-Virus really be disabled in Windows 8.1?

I have disabled all "Windows protector" anti virus features, at least as far as Microsoft will admit to me when I use the Action Center tray icon to disable it. However I still see MsMpEng.exe ...
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How to export a single Firefox extension(antivirus) as an installable xpi file?

I want to know how can i export my antivirus extension as an xpi file ?? i used FEBE add-on,but it was unable to backup the extension . I search all the net but no helpful way.
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Windows 7 Home Premiume error 2203

Running Windows 7 Home Premium. I'm trying to install turbo tax and my computer will not allow, in fact I haven't been able to either download or install anything for several months now. I read prior ...
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Found new malware not detected by antivirus. How to evaluate the threat?

On a Windows 7 workstation running an up to date antivirus suite (Kaspersky) I found several suspicious processes. To look at the process activity I used the excellent ProcessMonitor from ...
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Running Windows XP, just installed free download of forticlient AV, wifi printer still ok to print but won't now scan

I'm a novice user using windows XP laptop with Epson multifunction printer. Recently downloaded Forticlient antivirus software and can still print wirelessly to the Epson printer but when I try to ...
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unable to reboot after rescue mode by bitdefender

I am using windows 8 and bit defender total security. I recently went into rescue mode using bitdefender then I selected to reboot my computer. There is a black screen with text "reboot: Machine ...
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Kaspersky PURE 3.0 high network usage

I'm using Kaspersky PURE 3.0 and Windows 7. The resource monitor shows that avp.exe is consuming a lot of network. Because of this I lose my network data quickly. The resource monitor report is ...
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How do I delay Outlook 2007 and my phone app. until Commodo has booted?

Win 7. Outlook 2007, vBuzzer and Skype are set to boot automatically. I don't want them to be active until my AV, Comodo has finished booting. How can I set that up?
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Antivirus (avast) finding infected files in another program's (AdwCleaner) quarantine folder

avast didn't flag all the files in the AdwCleaner quarantine folder, just two of them. Is this a problem? I assume that because the files are in the quarantine folder it shouldn't be a concern, but ...
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CCleaner & TaskManager & Registry Editor disappear

A month ago I installed ESET Smart Security with a trial version for a month. After this month has ended, I uninstalled it (with its own uninstaller) and installed instead AVG Internet Security. ...
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Computer infected by adware that my antivirus hasn't picked up

I've recently noticed that my browser (Google Chrome) occasionally opens two new tabs on its own seemingly randomly. The two tabs display the same page- supposedly offering some BT broadband 2015 ...
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Lock down Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 computer here that got infected. The computer is used by a colleague and for home use, but it's owned by the company and for problems he turns to us. He doesn't know much about ...
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Reduce CPU consumtion of Avira Antivirus on Windows?

I'm using Avira AntiVirus on an old Windows XP (home edition) PC. Since they launched the new version last year it consumes a lot of CPU. Are there any settings to reduce that consumtion? There are ...
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AntiVirus for OSX running parallels

I'm using OS X 10.10.1 on my Mac. I use Parallels Desktop 10 and VMware Fusion 7.1. I do use windows a lot on Parallels and Fusion (Several Virtual machines). Windows 8.1,7 and XP. I've installed ...
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Avast UI open after downloading files

Whenever I download files or save webpages in firefox, avast UI opens automatically. But for some files like image files, avast doesn't open automatically. I do not want Avast UI to open ...
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How do I scan a single file with Windows Defender?

The number one way people are used to using virus scanners is by scanning a single file. The number one OS viruses are found on is Windows. Microsoft's official virus scanner, Windows Defender, ...
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Can scanning for viruses on one Os find viruses on another (with a dual-boot)?

I dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows Xp. I have both Avast and Malwarebytes installed through Xp, and I was wondering if the occasional boot up and scan from Xp would also protect Ubuntu. Thanks ...
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Avast keeps identifying MEGASync as virus

I have avast installed on my computer for about 2-3 years now and had no problems. In fact I used to have a virus that only avast managed to remove and that's why I stayed with it. Also I had MEGASync ...
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On Comodo Internet Security to restrict an application

I've installed Comodo Internet Security a couple of days ago on Win 7 64bit Home Premium. One of the features is Defense+ and Auto-sandbox with specified level of restriction. Recently I have ...
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Mysterious folders and files with symbol names on Windows 7

I opened a thumbnail drive last evening and noticed that there were several files and folders with symbolic names (not alpha-numeric) added to it. The Date modified was also a curiosity. I have run ...
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What is the safe way to scan external drive for viruses

I have an external drive which contains lots of important files and MacOS time machine backup. I had to plug it to a computer in our school and my drive is infected by viruses. Now I'm worrying about ...
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Can a 32-bit antivirus program protect you from 64-bit threats

I think that 32-bit programs cannot look inside 64-bit processes. So I am asking this question out of curiosity. I am using Windows 7 x64. I do not know about the bitness of the antivirus except that ...
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Kaspersky Antivirus exclusion definition for files within composite files/archives

We regularly get virus notifications for a legitimate component within our develop/test chain, for which I have attempted to define an exclusion. However, I can't seem to get this exclusion to be ...
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McAfee: Stock software distributed by SONY with Windows 7. Do I need to register this software or not? What happens if I do/don't register it?

My Sony VAIO Windows 7 system came with a copy of McAfee installed, but I never registered it. What puzzles me is, yes, I know it's out of date now, but the software still runs and protects me from ...
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Does keeping Windows 7 updated make anti-virus software useless?

I was thinking, given that I regularly keep Windows 7 updated through Windows Update, doesn't this make having any anti-virus software useless. I may well be a naive user, but it seems to me that if ...
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Keyloggers for Windows 7 (and how does McAfee find malware)?

I would like to install a keyboard sniffer (AKA keylogger) on Windows 7 64-bit. However, when I go to most of these sites I get a warning from McAfee. And probably if I install the software McAfee ...
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Cryptolocker virus removal

I am facing cryptolocker virus problem, I have tried decryptcryptolocker website but it did not work. In the below link you will find an example encrypted file in my pc. ...
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ClamAV shows errors found, but how to find out what they are?

Amazon includes clamav-0.98.4 in its AMI version 2014.09.1 so I installed it and gave it a try on one of my EC2 instances. After updating the definitions with freshclam, I've performed a scan with ...
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Installing Antivirus on Hyper-V Guest and Host Systems [duplicate]

I have one physical server which runs two Hyper-V Servers. One is for SQL Server and the other is Domain Controller. I want to install Antivirus on these servers with exclusions added. Is it ...
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Fix 0xC0000005 application crash error?

Almost all my installed programs (Firefox, skype, other 3rd party programs, ...) crash. They all assigned with EventID:1000 and Exception code: 0xc0000005. I have tried to change the memory but ...
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Virus causing multiple explorer.exe instances using high memory [duplicate]

To begin, yes, there are similar questions out there, even on this site. However, none of them seem to off a solution outside of format the computer. Story time! (Or the background to this whole ...
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Does changing or removing file extension trick antivirus software?

I have little experience of antivirus software. I wish someone help me with common antivirus behaviors. For example, I have an EXE or PDF file containing virus. Does removing the .exe/.pdf or ...
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McAfee for Linux

I have a set of 20 Windows PC's running in VLAN and I'm planning to implement McAfee On-Demand scan. I will update .DAT and run Full scan on each PC. I also have one PC running Linux. I'm planning to ...
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How does Avast’s HTTPS scanner work?

Looks like the latest version of Avast antivirus includes an HTTPS scanner, source. How is this feature implemented? As a browser plugin?
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How to use update file for McAfee?

My organization has a huge LAN and my team has a VLAN. VLAN consist of 15 PC's. None of the VLAN PC could see outside world. This was designed to isolate those PC's. Each PC on VLAN has McAfee ...
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Eset antivirus cannot clean the MBR infected virus W32.Sality

I'm using Eset Nod 32 antivirus, Windows 8.1 64 bit, today I meet w32.Sality virus from an USB drive, it look like the virus affected the MBR (Master boot record), all the antivirus I have detected ...
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Difference in the technology used by the team viewer and chunkvnc

We are using chunkvnc . when we compile the winvnc.exe we get instancesupport.exe and it is given to the customer Which is blocked by the antivirus . After lot of searching we did not find any ...