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

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VPN malfunction related to Antivirus

I'm running Win 7. I use TorGuard VPN. I'm connected through a wired LAN. My connection is High Speed cable and works fine. My VPN connection is normally good - maybe a second or two slower than ...
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How to disable Kaspersky repetitive null requests showing on Chrome's Network Developer Tool?

Kaspersky creates repetitive requests appearing annoyingly on the Developer Tools > Network on any webpage I try to analyze. I'm looking for disabling Kasersky requests to appear at all. That is to ...
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How to check for false positive from anti-virus

Ran Kaspersky Rescue 10 overnight and the system came out clean, except for an obscure shortcut (one amongst hundreds). Kaspersky reports the trojan as: trojan-downloader.win32.pif.xx and according ...
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Computer infected with Skeeyah.A!bit [duplicate]

Today I did a virus lookup for my relative via Windows Defender, and it found an Skeeyah.A!bit trojan. Windows Defender has deleted it, and even after reboot he didn't find traces of that trojan. ...
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MacAfee AV Removal Trouble

Has anybody had a difficult time removing MacAfee AV software? I tried removing it from the control panel and it says I am not allowed to remove this program at this time?
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Does OS X have 1st party API hooks for antivirus/security software?

Curious about this since I recall reading once that 3rd party Android AV apps are useless because of the OS' lack of API hooks for them (which Windows has). Is this true of OS X also, or not?
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java.exe heavy reading of symantec virus definition

I've noticed that a java application (IBM Webpsphere) is running slower than it used to be and doing a lot of IO. When I opened process monitor I saw a weird behavior: it was reading Symantec virus ...
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How does avast! add a signature into my webmail?

I have the free version of avast! installed on my computer. When I just sent an email on https://mail.google.com with Firefox a signature was added, saying that the sent mail is Virus-free. ...
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Add link to Kaspersky whitelist in order to unblock it?

This window appears every 10 seconds saying "Malicious link blocked". I believe that the link is secure. How could I add this link to Kaspersky whitelist in order to unblock it? Note: I'm using ...
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McAfee Virusscan 8.8 - Access Protection component installation check

I'm working in an enterprise where we have to actively roll back McAfee Endpoint Security 10.1 to Virusscan 8.8 and related components. This question is about the Access Protection component that goes ...
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where can I find a Locky Ransomware virus samples?

I need a locky ransomware virus sample to test it on VM for my project. Where can I get one working sample ?(Any microsoft word or excel files would work)
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Antivirus firewall is Stateful

I have Antivirus with firewall in my PC and I want to know that Antivirus firewall is stateful? and what is different between windows firewall and Antivirus firewall?
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How to remove Cerber virus from my PC

.Cerber - This malware affected most of important data in my laptop (Pics, Videos, Pdf files etc). I tried to scan with antiviruses but all in vain.How to recover the data?
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Effect of “windows defender is taking action to clean detected malware”

Sometimes I get this message, but when I look at the history of windows defender, I see nothing. I am scared that windows is mistaking something important for a malware and deleting it without me ...
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ZIP File Viruses

If I open a ZIP File, and attempt to open an example of "Virus.exe", my antivirus tells me that this file is unsecure or whatever, and I press on Don't run, is there still the possibility of my ...
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Why is my Antivurus finding a virus on StackOverflow?

This came as a total surprise to me. I am using Avast Antivirus 11.1.2253 with virus definitions version 160330-3 on a Windows 8.1 and a Firefox browser. The issue: While reviewing some SO ...
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Avira reports a hidden driver or memory modification, how can I find location

My problem is the following: On Windows 7 I did a scan using Avira and it says: Hidden driver [NOTE] A memory modification has been detected, which could potentially be used to hide file ...
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Why does Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 not update on Windows 10?

I have recently installed on my Windows 10 Pro computer the Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 (version 16.0.0.614(e)). Kaspersky issued the following message right after the installaion, then began ...
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Use ClamAV to scan large files

We have a Linux VM running Xubuntu with ClamAV installed. We would like to scan files larger than 4Gigs, using the clamscan command preferably. I can use the --max-filesize=x and --max-scansize=x ...
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Avira free using 1.45GB of memory on Win7, what can i do?

I have Windows 7. Resource Monitor says that explorer.exe is using 1.4GB and Avira is using 1.45GB. That's too much ram, I have 4GB total. Including Chrome and other processes I have less than 1GB ...
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How do I stop this active malware alerted by Avast?

I am not knowledgeable on how to find adware/malware beyond scanning for it with whatever protection software I have. I avoid suspicious websites and often get popups from Avast if a page is infected ...
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Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection client trial install

I need to test some software on a PC that has Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection installed, but I don't have a set of IT professionals and servers at my immediate disposal. Microsoft does offer a ...
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Why does antivirus on my host machine act up when VirtualBox is infected with a virus?

I'm testing vulnerability and severity of certain viruses on my Oracle VirtualBox (Windows XP) and virtual machines internet connection is set to NAT. The issue is that my actual HOST PCs (Win10) ...
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Norton Antivirus notification, but no Norton installed

I've never had Norton Antivirus installed, but recently I there was a very brief yellow notification in the lower right corner that showed 'Norton Antivirus...' and then disappeared before I read ...
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How to add folder exceptions to exclude paths from Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition?

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/12/29/bitdefender-antivirus-free-edition-review/ I cannot find any specific way to bring up a place where I can put paths/ folders that I wish to exclude from BitDefender. ...
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Symantec cloud antivirus now blocks Git, SSH, Cygwin

I run Symantec Cloud Antivirus on Windows. Recently, after an upgrade, it started blocking SSH, Git, Cygwin. In particular, it deletes git, says it fails a SONAR Heuristic, and doesn't seem to give ...
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How to overcome antivirus false positive error

We develop software which will upload the files to a website. We are facing the false positive error from different antivirus vendors. We have update file, downloader exe(which download the files from ...
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Do you need a server for Endpoint Antivirus Protection?

So i'm looking into a a few antivirus software packages for a small business with no more than 5 computers. Stumbled across endpoint protection, but was wondering if you needed a server to deploy ...
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Can an application that writes any data in a file be suspicious to an antivirus?

I am developing an application that, in order to work, needs to download data from the internet and store it in a .dat file. The problem is that some of that data is generated by other users. If a ...
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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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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 ...