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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why settings automatically change to “Hide protected operation system files”

I have BitDefender (With last update) on my Windows-7. I want to see hidden files, so from Tools > Folder Options > View , I change the settings as below, and click on OK: But I can't see ...
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BitDefender could not delete suspicious files

I Logged-in with an Administrator user. When I scan my Transcend flash memory with my BitDefender Anti-virus, It find 36 virus : As you see above, I click on Delete Files and then I click on ...
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Why this C++ program is recognised as a Trojan? [on hold]

I was writing some code for online judge, #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int t, ds, dt, d; double x; cin>>t; while(t) { ...
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Keyboard and Mouse suddenly stop working in the LAN [closed]

My system is a member of a LAN with 20 clients. All the clients connected to each other via Ethernet cables and all of them have Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional version 6.1 Service-Pack 1 ...
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Delete Microsoft Security Essentials from Windows XP

How do I delete remnants of MSSE? There are some files left over that are interfering with McAfee. These are the files: Application.etl dw20sharedInstall.log mp_ambitsinstall.log msseInstall.log ...
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does a windows 8.1 tablet require an antivirus/antispyware program?

I am helping a friend with setting up a Dell Venue 8 tablet. It has Windows 8.1. My friend seems to think that it requires antivirus protection. I honestly did not know the answer to this. I thought ...
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command to know Avira antivirus status in Mac

I had installed Avira Antivrus in my mac.their is an option for enabling and disabling Real time protection of Avira. I need to get update of the Avira status say whether it is enabled or disabled. I ...
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Is it safe to connect a hard drive to my computer to image it if I know it contains a virus?

I was recently asked to help a friend fix a virus laden computer and I was wondering if it is possible for viruses infecting another computers hard drive could pose a possible risk if I connect that ...
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Blog Posts are being identified as anti-banner [closed]

We have a blog post that is being identified by Kaspersky anti-banner as an ad so it is blocked. However, there are no ads on the site. The article topic is what businesses should look for when they ...
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0x71ab664d memory error in multiple programs

I am working on a Research PC, for an Agilent LC/MSD trap. The computer has always given the memory error 0x71ab664d on boot, and AFAIK, came with this error when we bought the machine. I have since ...
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Is there a way to disable MsMpEng.exe from monitoring file access during parallel computing operations?

I am using Windows 7 and have a 4-core Intel CPU, and was recently running a 4-kernel parallel computation written in Wolfram Mathematica that accesses a directory on an external hard drive containing ...
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Cannot install any antivirus software in Windows 7 64 bit

I have a Windows 7 64 bit system with 4 GB RAM and Intel i3 processor. I tried to install Avast 9 free antivirus and AVG in it several times, but I can't. I even tried to install it as admin, that too ...
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Windows product key deleted after uninstalling Norton from Xfinity?

I have just uninstalled the free Norton antivirus package from Xfinity and replaced it with McAfee security center from AT&T due to changing internet providers. When I restarted my Windows 7 Sp1 ...
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Password reset resets every password

This morning, I logged onto my PC before heading to college, to check the status of the infamous GameSpy closure, and found that Windows wasn't accepting my password. I then proceeded to boot a ...
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Installing Nortons or Trend on Windows Vista Non SP1

I have a customer with a Windows Vista Machine without SP1. Have tried installing SP1 but it blue screens. I have also, contrary to the specifications on Nortons 360 and Trend Micro Maximum Security, ...
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What is PAK_Generic.005 virus?

I scanned my files here 01, 02 and got detected at PAK_Generic.005 virus. What is this virus?
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A reliable Anti-virus that only scans? [closed]

I'm looking for a good anti-virus that only scans for files (preferably from context-menu) and doesn't run in the background or at least offers an option to disable that and has really low ram ...
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Write-protected USB Spotlight V-100 hidden files (don't have a Mac)

I am having trouble with my USB. I have used it for a few months without any trouble, but a couple of days ago it started saying that I cannot delete anything or save any new files because it is ...
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Oracle VirtualBox networking - Can I make a network that doesn't use any of the host computers?

I'm planning to test viruses, and I don't want it getting to my other computers on my network, so nobody else will be mad. Is there a way to make a network like that? I've been watching danooct1 and ...
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Idiot-proof antivirus/security for mac machines [closed]

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but I can't find anything similar. I've got a small office with 8ish mac machines, laptops and the desktops of varying age, running the latest appropriate Mac OS. ...
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List of open-source Anti-Virus software for Windows? [closed]

Can someone please provide a list of OPEN-SOURCE (not just free) Anti-Virus software for Microsoft Windows: Ideally this list would have the following: The more exhaustive the better Ranked in ...
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Macbook All ram being used with no apps open

I recently was teaching this kid to program, and he wanted to teach me some things in screen flow, so he showed me where to get it, and I got part way through the installer, and then I quit it because ...
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Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 - Database have not updated for a long time

I can't seem to fix the following situation. On a Windows 7 computer Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 is installed, with a working license. Every other day the user gets a popup where it says the database is ...
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lsass.exe constantly using about 25% of CPU

Recently noticed that my computer was running a bit slow and saw that a program which I have never seen before, lsass.exe is using about 25% of my cpu nearly all of the time. If I close it I receive ...
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COMODO HIPS firewall spamming me

I recently setup my windows system with a Comodo Firewall. The only issue is, whenever I install/run a program that needs to either connect to a specific port or modify a reg key, Comodo goes nuts and ...
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What antivirus software goes along well with Thunderbird [closed]

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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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 ...