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

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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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Restore Kaspersky Antivirus Settings from files in Backup

I was using Windows 8.1 with Kaspersky Antivirus 2015. Due to some problem i had to reinstall my system. So i backup up my system using EaseUS TodoBackup. But i forgot to backup settings of Kaspersky ...
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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 What puzzles me is, yes, I know it's out of date now, but the software still runs and protects me from ...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, 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 replicate a Malwarebytes Techbench USB drive with free software for commercial use?

Malwarebytes makes a USB thumb drive for tech shops which you can just plug into a Windows PC and run their anti-malware software on the fly. It costs way, way too much though. They're $500 a year ...
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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 ...
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Windows Defender won't start on Windows 8.1

I'm currently using Malwarebytes Pro but want to have Windows Defender on as well since MAMB isn't really an antivirus. They're supposed to be compatible but for some reason I can't turn on Windows ...
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How can I remove the `qbqjralptr..vbs` worm? [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove a virus from my friend's PC. The virus is called qbqjralptr..vbs & I found it's a worm specified like USB – Dinihou – Houdini Worm.VBScript It seemed easy to remove but I ...
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What Object Name should be used while adding to exclusion list in Kaspersky Internet Security 15?

I have an experimental file which is detected as malware by my KIS 15. So I need to add that file to exclusion list, but don't know what object name to use here: Any guide is welcome. I visited ...
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How do I attach a virus to any file for an antivirus project?

I am making an Antivirus Project. It shall scan the files for any attached infection, but I don't know how does this work. So I firstly wanted to know, how does one attach any malicious executable ...
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Can't Turn on Windows Defender - Error code 8050800d

My friend using an HP pavilion G, running Win7 64 bit version. Recently had to restore to factory defaults, due to unstable operating environment. Reinstalled all updates, to date. Using Windows ...
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Keyboard and Gamepad Controllers 'Ghosts'

I have a mediatech keyboard and some cheap gamepad controllers but two weeks ago I noticed that random keys on the keyboard are being pressed 'not by me' and immediately sleeps . After one week, I ...
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Is it okay to run Windows Defender and another antivirus program at the same time?

We all know that it isn't recommended to run more than one antivirus program at a time. But since Windows Defender comes with Windows, is it safe to have it and another antivirus program (AVG, Avast) ...
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Fastest Anti-Virus for gaming [closed]

I am a gamer who used to use Norton 360 but realized that it uses a lot of resources. I am looking for something more lightweight. I was wondering whether to use Kapersky or bitdefender. My main ...
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Localhost connecting to self on port 1111. Virus or ok?

When I run netstat -a on Windows 8.1 I am seeing a number of connections from 127.0.0.1: ports around 50000 connecting to My PC name (DadsPC) on port 1111. A portion are listed below. Is this normal? ...
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Antivirus scanner that actually scans files when run manually instead of taking over your computer and feeding on it [closed]

In the old days, antivirus programs were actually programs which you had to run and point to a disk or a file that needed to be scanned. They did their thing, and reported if the file is infected. Is ...
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My friend fell for a tech support scam. I formatted her computer. What should I do now?

My friend received a call from a person claiming to be a Microsoft tech support representative. This person claimed her laptop was infected with malware and compromised by hackers. He proceeded to ...
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In Windows 8.1, how to know if Early Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) will work with the Anti-Virus Program?

When looking up about security in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. I read here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/dn168167.aspx (Securing the Windows 8 Boot Process) that Early Launch Anti-Malware ...
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Google Chrome upload progress stops unexpectedly (on any site)

I noticed a problem on my Google Chrome browser. On any websites, even on Stackexchange sites when I upload images, on Quora, on some of my own sites, etc (so is not website related) when I click ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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The 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 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 ...