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1answer
26 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
185 views

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 ...
1
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0answers
59 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
15 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
6k views

Any folder copied to my Flash/memory card becomes a shortcut?

When I copy any folder to my memory card, it becomes a shortcut and the attributes of that folder changes to protected operating system files (hidden). I've formatted my memory card completely, have ...
1
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1answer
55 views

What kinds of protections against viruses does Linux provide out of the box for the average user?

I know others have asked this, but I have other questions related to this. In particular, I'm concerned about the damage that the virus can do the user itself (his files), not the OS in general nor ...
0
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4answers
204 views

How far should one go to protect his PC? [closed]

I have windows 7, 64 bit, running two antivirus: Malwarebytes Pro + Malwarebytes Anti Rootkit Avg 2013 internet security (Anti Rootkit included) I had an issue yesterday and a user here on Super ...
0
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0answers
128 views

How to know what kind of malware infected the PC?

I downloaded a software from cnet, and cnet downloader installed malicious software. I removed them using the add or remove program but the malware are still there, some toolbar, and some backup ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Security certificate has been revoked Chrome

Some days back I started receiving below message in Chrome whenever I open site with a secure connection such as https://www.facebook.com or https://www.gmail.com Security certificate has been ...
0
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4answers
122 views

How to secure a Windows ME system connected to the internet? [closed]

I am about to re-install Windows ME on an old Dell Dimension 4300. The computer is connected to the internet via a 2Wire 3600HGV DSL modem/router. What do I need to secure the computer? Do I need ...
7
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2answers
1k views

How to scan and detect spying software

I have a friend who caught his landlord in his apartment using his laptop (he moved out afterward). The next time he tried to log in, his password was changed. I fixed the password problem but I got ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Is it safe to load antivirus services after other system services?

Avast! antivirus let me choose whether to load its services before or after other system services. I noticed that by unchecking that box (and letting avast load first) the system boot hangs and it ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

Questions about malware

I have a couple questions about malware and exploits that I hope someone could answer to help me better understand those topics. First: I know of two dominant ways to spread malware. The malware ...
2
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2answers
130 views

What does an AVG “False alarm” message mean?

My question is about the category of AVG alerts which contain the text "False alarm", such as the one that appears in this old forum thread: ...
0
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1answer
283 views

Antivirus in Virtual machines to scan host machine

I have a host Win 7 system, with a virtual machine running Win XP installed on the host. I have an antivirus installed on the host and also on the virtual machine. Now, my host machine has to deal ...
5
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5answers
442 views

Is an antispyware really necessary?

I've been always running frequent antivirus scans on my computers, more because I am a security freak than because I really need them (I'm not one of those users that, after a browsing session, manage ...
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votes
1answer
100 views

Microsoft Security Essentials for small business

According to MSE licence "Microsoft Security Essentials can be used for small business up to 10 PC." But if my company has about 40 PC then what can i do? Can i have a option of purchasing MSE? Or is ...
0
votes
1answer
382 views

Antivirus for Windows server 2008 r2 [closed]

Would someone, please, give me few recommendation for antivirus software on windows server 2008 R2? Do I need one, as nothing will be installed on server, it is not used for storing files? Are there ...
2
votes
1answer
119 views

Why would a legitimate application request to disable antivirus during installation?

Context: I recently was asked by a user (a person with no large technological background) a basic question: how he can disable an antivirus. When I asked why would he want to disable it, the person ...
1
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2answers
345 views

How Do Online Virus Scanners Work? [closed]

I have seen a lot on free online virus scanners available online lately. I was considering trying one of them out, but I have a question. If I have company word documents, excel spreadsheets, etc on ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How do I set Microsoft Security Essentials to prompt me on what to do when it detects a virus or malware?

How do I set MSE to prompt me on what to do when it detects a virus or malware? It seems that MSE's real-time protection only allows a default automated option when it detects a virus or malware. In ...
3
votes
2answers
783 views

Why does Security Essentials notify me about custom DLL file?

I created a dll file with gcc(mingw). When I start my application Microsoft Security Essentials notifies me: Security Essentials detected items on your PC that it doesn't recognize Why does ...
53
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6answers
3k views

Is there a point in installing antivirus on Ubuntu?

I have recently started using Ubuntu. I am wondering about the point of installing antivirus programs on Ubuntu. On SuperUser, I found the opinion that it only detects "windows viruses" and removes ...
3
votes
3answers
462 views

Can Microsoft Security Essentials Signature Update Notifications be Avoided?

I have my Windows Automatic Updates set to "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them.". However, if I install Microsoft Security Essentials, can I have the daily virus signatures ...
0
votes
4answers
183 views

What can I do to prevent my user folder from being tampered with by malicious software?

Let's assume some things: Back-ups do run every X minutes, yet the things I save should be permanent. There's a firewall and virus scanner in place, yet there happens to be a zero day attack on me. ...
1
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2answers
337 views

How can I protect my bios/efi/uefi?

Perhaps I'm just being paranoid, but after this weird crash which gave me a UEFI login prompt I am so scared of getting the ultimate rootkit... the bios/uefi virus. Probably it was because I was ...
0
votes
1answer
188 views

How to find key loggers or such kind of softwares in my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I usually try different kind of software which are available on net those can be trial versions or ...
2
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5answers
4k views

Rock-solid hardening of a Windows 7 system?

I am historically a Linux guy, and only use Windows when I absolutely have to via VM. However, I recently purchased a new rig so that I can keep a dedicated Windows 7 machine up for hard work ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Am I safe on Windows if I continue like this? [closed]

Of all the available tons of anti-malware software for Windows all over the internet, I've never used any paid solution(I am a student, I have no money). Since the last 10 years, my computers running ...
0
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1answer
262 views

ThreatFire antivirus - how is it different and does it replaces normal antivirus?

When reading the German Federal Office of Information Security recommends Chrome on Chrome Blog, they link to best practices guide: Today the BSI, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security ...
2
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2answers
94 views

Getting Notified that a Virus Definition Update is Available for Microsoft Security Essentials

I have to perform regular offline updates on Microsoft Security Essentials Virus definition files for a computer not hooked up to the internet. I found the following KB article with a link to the ...
0
votes
2answers
177 views

How to configure Windows' security settings to be more secure [closed]

I've heard that Windows' default security settings may be less secure than they could be, and I'd like to configure them so they're more secure. Is there a (preferably free) software tool that can ...
16
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4answers
13k views

Is my host machine completely isolated from a virus-infected virtual machine?

If I am running a Windows 7 virtual machine on a Windows 7 host using VMWare or VirtualBox (or anything else) and the virtual machine is completelly overloaded with viruses and another malicious code, ...
8
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3answers
321 views

How to Benchmark an AntiVirus Software

We just installed Windows 7 in our brand new PC that we build ourselves. There are heaps of antivirus software out there, avast, panda, avg, etc. We would like to balance between speed and security. ...
2
votes
3answers
290 views

Which software do I need for complete online banking protection?

I have Norton (Symantec) antivirus software on my system and have also installed Rapport after recently starting to use online banking. Do I need both systems for complete protection?
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Paid internet security solutions for Windows [closed]

First of all, I know there are possible duplicates of my question, but an year old (same) question about internet security is not an duplicate ;) I know that you will say that this should be closed, ...
1
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3answers
573 views

Computer without antivirus on network

Theres an older computer in my home which we don't have connected to a network so it doesn't need an anti-virus and a firewall. Is there any way I can secure this computer from the outside (i.e. on ...
1
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1answer
729 views

What anti-virus software could be used on Windows Server 2008 R2? [closed]

My Win2008 R2 server is protected only by Windows Defender. I REALLY doubt its capability. So, what option else do I have? PS. Win2008 R2 has only 64bit version. Thanks.
1
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1answer
197 views

aao.exe *32 in windows 7

I don't know what I did but a program shows up on my computer named "Win 7 Home Security - Unregistred Version". It scans my computer for viruses. But something is not right so I think it is not what ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

Multiple Antivirus Software

I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my newly rebuilt laptop. When I was installing Adobe Acrobat Reader, it also installed McAfee Security Scan Plus - I did not see the option of not ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Where does HijackThis store its ignore list?

The first time I run HijackThis, I can mark a bunch of the settings to be ignored on all future runs. When I use HijackThis at work, I want to be able to copy that ignore file to other computers - ...
1
vote
1answer
184 views

Can Windows based computers ever be secured? [closed]

In light on this excellent article series by Ars regarding the black security work by HBGary - HBGary claims to have coded several rootkits and had access to 0-day exploits that could compromise a ...
1
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4answers
868 views

Can a malicious program infect a computer from another computer on a typical home wireless network?

Can a malicious program infect a computer from another computer on a typical home wireless network?
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1answer
2k views

How to report a malicious site to Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, etc. so that they will warn users

I completed a project a year ago. Now a few modification were needed. While trying to test the site, there was an index.html file with a malicious script which had an iframe to another site's jar ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Various ways by which my computer could get infected by Virus

1) What are the different ways by which a computer could get infected by virus or nay other malicious programs. 2) What precaution should I take 3) What to do if I get infected by a new kind of ...
0
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1answer
175 views

Mac Security - Which one?

Recently I had my credit card cloned. A few hours after shopping at an online store (in which I trust and buy since 2006) I received a call from my bank asking if I recognize a $5,000 debt to a ...
2
votes
2answers
80 views

Is there an application to check a site for infections?

A friend of mine says that a site I frequent was reported by his antivirus software to be infected with a trojan. I can't confirm this because I'm on a Mac, and he's running PC so nothing happens on ...
2
votes
2answers
629 views

How to prepare and secure a Macbook Pro for work/office?

I plan to use my Macbook Pro at work/office. Before I do so, I will need to speak to my manager on how to properly prepare and secure it since this is the first Mac that will be regularly used on the ...
4
votes
6answers
762 views

Standalone firewall + antivirus or combined security tools?

For years I'm using some antivirus software and different firewall. Now every antiviruses have got some firewall features and there are complete "internet security" complexes... and every firewall get ...
0
votes
2answers
682 views

Where in BitDefender does one change how it reacts when it detects something?

Where in BitDefender can one change that instead of automatically deleting infected files (or, to be more precise, the files which it thinks are infected) to ask the user what to do ? I don't want ...