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

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When using Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Root Certificate, can you view the website's certificate?

Use of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Root Certificate with Firefox is discussed in this post, Which CA issued certificate for https://www.google.com. My question is (other than for google.com) is it ...
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Sudden “Found New Hardware” RRNetCap Miniport [duplicate]

I have an old Windows XP system which suddenly, upon bootup, is starting the "Found New Hardware" Wizard, for a device called "RRNetCap Miniport". Round about the same time this started happening, ...
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Limited or no Connectivity with Antivirus - Win7 x64

I have this situation, My antivirus (Eset Smart Security) is not allowing my HP Compaq 6720s Win7x x64 to go to internet Wifi/Cable. It shows limited or connectivity. I uninstalled the antivirus and ...
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PC. Windows 8. Cannot run Windows Defender

I found "Software Informer" in my PC, and I thought it was malware, so I installed some Anti-virus. And now, I "cleaned" "Software Informer" using those Anti-Virus software, and now, when I ...
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Can Sophisticated Malware, Spyware and Viruses Read Files?

I've recently began encrypting my personal files using veracrypt. I've got my resume, which, obviously contains personal information (name, address, phone number etc.) A little bit of reading here, ...
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Should quarantined files be deleted?

Windows Defender detected a virus on my computer and quarantined it. Is it better to leave it as it is or to delete it? In general, what are the circumstances under which one must not delete ...
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Infested with White Screen Virus? [duplicate]

A few days ago my screen turned completly white and I was not able to do anything. I had to kill my PC with the power-button and restart it. Everything worked fine so I thought is was just some kind ...
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AVG Uninstallation Vault

Will clicking "Remove Virus Vault Contents" during the AVG uninstallation removal process permanently delete the contents in the Virus Vault from the computer, or remove them from the vault by ...
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AVG errors (freezing, not emptying vault, etc.)

Every time I open the AVG GUI, it works fine. Until I click something. For example: Scan Now. When I do click it, the GUI just crashes. Eventually it turns fine, until a few seconds after. Not ...
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Suspicious activity on antivirus detecting port scans

Within 3 hours Bitdefender blocked 4 port scans of different IPs and Countries...I don't know what's happening. Can anyone suggest me what's going on? These are the IPs blocked! 197.89.232.231 ...
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Trogan.GenericKD keeps appearing - worth wiping machine?

As the family tech support, I got a call when my folks started having some classic signs that they somehow got a virus. They have Sophos installed through a work program, but I guess it did not catch ...
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How to disable Kaspersky Internet Security Plugins for Firefox

Kaspersky Internet Security automatically installs Plugins/Addons for Firefox. If you try disabling those, they will automatically get re-enabled on the next start of Firefox. Not even Safe mode ...
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Possible Virus attack [duplicate]

Recently I scanned my Windows PC using Avast and it showed the presence of some weird malware in the result. It couldn't remove all of them nor it could move all the malware to the chest. Now I am ...
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Bitdefender blocks gmod update file

I haven't used Steam for a week or so, but a "gift" is presented to me on my return: An error occurred while updating Garry's Mod (disk write error) After reading Steam Support's article on this ...
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Kaspersky Rescue disk missing operating system

I am trying to disinfect a computer by booting from Kaspersky Rescue disk and running a full system scan. I followed instructions on this page to create a bootable USB Kaspersky rescue disk. Yet, when ...
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Is Kaspersky deleting my files?

My coworker has a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine with Kaspersky installed. Lately, Kaspersky has been giving her popups with malware warnings. Today, she informed me that Kaspersky brought up a ...
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Clam Scan Producing Too Many “Empty File” Hits

I'm running a Clam Scan on my Linux server with the -l flag to produce a log of the results: sudo clamscan -l clamscan.log -r /var/www/ It works beautifully, except for the fact that most of the ...
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Not able to install anti-virus software after upgrading to Windows 10

I upgraded my operating systems from WIndows 8 to Windows 10. I used F-secure version 9.32 as my anti-virus program but I'm unable to install it in Windows 10. Windows 10 complains incompatibility ...
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Extremely suspicious .scr attachment

A few days ago, I downloaded an .zip attachment that claimed to be a transaction report. There was only one file inside the archive "TRANSACTION REPORT.scr". It seemed like AutoCad could open it (from ...
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Does Avira Antivirus require responding to a UAC prompt for EACH manual scan?

Testing Avira Antivirus on a Windows 7 SP1 system. See this Software Recommendations SE post for the reasons why. When performing manual scans with Avira from the Windows Explorer context menu, a ...
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Avira Antivirus keeps using 0.1Mbps network

I'm using Avira Antivirus. Today I have discovered something. Avira.ServiceHost process has constant 0.1-0.3 Mbps network usage (and 0.1 MB/s disk usage). I have completely disabled real time ...
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Avast anti virus exclude files

I have a cracked program and i need avast to exclude the crack from scanning as it read it as virus How can i make avast anti virus to exclude some file to be scanned as it always read those files ...
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Is one anti-malware software enough?

I only have Malwarebytes Premium (version 2.2.0....) installed on my Windows 8.1 computer. I understand that there are different varieties of malware, like viruses, trojans, worms, hijackers, etc., ...
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ClamAV continous scan

I want ClamAV to continuously scan some folder in my computer; i was thinking something like extremely low priority scan of all files (background scan), and some high priority scan over ...
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Weird redirect through zeroredirect1

When I go to black-face.com (for a school assignment) it has been redirecting me to zeroredirect1 (dot) com. However it seems to only happen on some devices. On some computers it happens on other ...
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McAfee found 2 viruses but could not fix automatic opening of unwanted firefox and chrome pages and javascript [duplicate]

Having downloaded and installed a sound recording software which contained viruses causing unwanted web pages and javascript panels to pop up, I thought I would get rid of the problem by installing ...
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Nasty Virus, can't find or remove, prevents from clicking or interacting with forms, even task manager

two days ago I opened a GIF file that apparently wasn't really a GIF file. Now, my left mouse click button is the middle mouse button, forms are unclickable or typable (they are "frozen" but not ...
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How can I do an Automatic Shut Down after a Windows Defender Virus Scan? Would the Task Scheduler be involved?

I was wondering how I could possibly have my computer automatically shut itself down when Windows Defender is done doing a virus scan. I usually do it at night because I have a Slow CPU and a lot of ...
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Is my anti-malware setup consistent with “best practices”?

A few days ago, my PC was acting weird and froze sometimes. I did full scans using Avast! Free Antivirus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware since I assumed it was a virus causing these, but both software ...
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How to disable Kaspersky Antivirus javascript injection?

Since the installation of Kaspersky AntiVirus 2016 every website I visit contains this line in <head>: <script type="text/javascript" ...
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OSX yosemite: “communication with avast service failed”

I run Avast Mac Security 2015(version 11.2(45153)) on OS X 10.10.5 When I go to Account and authorize - it says that login to avast is successful but then this window appears: after typing my ...
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Installing nmap and keeping it undetectable

I have a administrative computer fully equipped with antivirus (avg,norton,malbytes. etc) that I want to install ncat(nmap) on and keep it as close to undetectable as possible. How would I do this?
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ProgramData folder huge size

Some of our computers have a very large C:\ProgramData folder caused by Kaspersky Anti-Virus. It creates thousands of log files, size ranging from 200 to 300MB. I delete them every so-often but it is ...
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Is it possible Windows 10 upgrade uninstalled antivirus software?

Was using Trend Micro Titanium. Upgraded from windows 7. Used to see a notification saying Trend Micro was scanning in Windows 7. I haven't seen the notification in a month. Found the installation ...
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Almost all sites won't load in Windows 10

Recently my Internet has been acting badly. Basically, I can only load certain sites. Some sites work great, and others don’t load at all. I think this is because some firewall or antivirus thing. ...
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Disable process with sc config not allowed

I'm learning penetration testing and tried to disable the watchdog processes of AVG 2015 Antivirus Free on the target PC (Windows XP SP3 running in VirtualBox) with the commands: ...
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Can't enable a new Anti-Virus (Kaspersky)

I just installed W10 and there is an error message saying that the AV software is disabled. I open the AV software list and i see Windows Defender and Kaspersky. If I click on WD, there is an option ...
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Entire network sluggish after virus

I am almost positive that I got a virus from en.savefrom.net, although both Windows Defender and Avast found nothing. The Internet has become sluggish for all devices on the network, including PCs, ...
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How to connect removable disk to an infected PC

What precautions should I take before connecting a removable storage device (like pendrives, External HDD, Memory cards) to an infected PC to avoid spreding infection to the removable disk? There ...
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Avast on OSX: How to add hidden files and folders as an exception?

I've installed avast from brew cask I'm trying to add /usr/local/share/metasploit-framework folder as an exception for a file system shield. Even though I have "show hidden files" option enabled on ...
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what does this clamAV message mean?

I am running a clamAV scan on a linux box, using this command: $ sudo clamscan -r -l ClamScanLog -i / [sudo] password for e: msxml.xml:14: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document ^ ...
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Preventing Anti virus conflicts

I have HitmanPro, Anti-malwareBytes, and ESET installed on the computer. Is there a way to disable the real time functions of one or more of these to prevent conflicts and improve performance? ...
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Windows 10 deleted a file [that it might perceive as “unsafe” or “unwated”] without asking. How can i restore it?

I recently updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7, and I just now noticed that a file(to be more specific, a .dll file for a game that enables it to run with extras without the proper formalities) is ...
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Computer slowed down - no virus/fragmentation issues I can see

OK, here's an obvious question which typically gets the "fragmented drive and/or virus and/or too many programs running" answer. The thing is, I'm not a dummy (I'm a software engineer, although not ...
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How to restore Window control Button Like Maximize Minimuze and cancel button

I'm facing a problem in my Windows OS which is running an antivirus program 360 Total Security. This program changes my windows settings totally. My window control button is not appearing. Also, my ...
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Whitelist VBScript files for Windows Defender

I've got a ton of VBScript files acting as the glue in my custom workflow set-up. Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I've found Windows Defender to scan the execution of my custom scripts as well. I ...
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Windows 8.1-virus at user sign in screen

Running Windows 8.1 on my new Lenovo laptop, with ESET Smart Security installed. When I first turned on my computer, in addition to the usual profile name of my laptop computer, two new unidentified ...
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Norton Security disables Windows Firewall

I want to re enable windows firewall but Norton also seems to have disabled the firewall control panel button " turn windows firewall on or off." What do I do?
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Why computer prints random characters if I print more than 5 pages?

Why computer prints random characters if I print more than 5 pages? Whenever I want to print a lot of pages, the printer prints the first 5 pages correctly, but them goes on a rampage an prints non ...
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Windows Defender: Disable real time; keep scheduled and on demand scanning

I just upgraded to Win 10 (RTM build). I have disabled the built in AV's (Defender) real time protection because I do not run it, never did and have never gotten a virus (and I've had a computer for ...