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41 views

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 ...
3
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4answers
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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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0answers
37 views

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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0answers
60 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
317 views

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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4answers
120 views

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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2answers
768 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
208 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 ...
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1answer
35 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
782 views

What is this process “ctfprocdca.exe” doing on my machine?

I found this process on my working machine (win7 64bit), installed at location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Products\Input Processor\ctfprocdca.exe The process name may vary a bit. I try to google ...
0
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0answers
85 views

Avira Antivirus silent update

I am using Avira Free Antivirus 2013 on Windows 7 SP1. It's been about a month that Avira brings on its update window and steals focus. This is annoying to me. I want Avira to do the update task ...
0
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0answers
6 views

How is the sequence of file scan determined during a scan using Microsoft security essential?

In most cases,sequence of files which are scanned seem alphabetical. But I observed that files in my MATLAB folder were scanned, then for some time some other files were scanned, and then some files ...
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1answer
1k views

How do you find the file that Avast Anti Virus is blocking connections from? (notification window doesn't give full path)

Avast keeps going off and popping up saying C:\...\Update.exe has been blocked but doesn't give me any more information. How do I find out what file is being detected and what connection is being ...
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0answers
105 views

What would cause an .exe to vanish without a trace?

I have a few computers. One computer, at home, one day suddenly had its pgbouncer.exe vanish. The antivirus didn't have it in its virus chest [avast]. I couldn't find the bgbouncer anywhere. All the ...
2
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3answers
9k 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 ...
3
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1answer
187 views

Am i infected with a malware or is it a graphic card issue?

This past month, i've been having many issues with malware, you can tell by looking at my profile, I'm so sick of it to the point where I'm really thinking to dump my windows, once and for all and go ...
0
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1answer
530 views

Issues with avg

I have windows 7 64 bit, avg internet security 2013, and malwarebytes pro. I don't know if i should ask it here or on security.SO, feel free to migrate it if you feel it does not belong here. I'll use ...
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1answer
531 views

I can only install drivers in safe mode

Recently, I've ran into a problem regarding the Hamachi network driver which just wouldn't install. I thought it was a hamachi specific problem but turns out I can't install any other driver either, ...
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0answers
125 views

Why does avast antivirus boot time scan doesn't work with dual boot (windows + Ubuntu)?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 installed (not using wubi). Whenever I schedule Avast boot time scan, system doesn't scan and boots up normally. I think this is because the antivirus use a mini ...
0
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4answers
217 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
155 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 ...
2
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2answers
49 views

Is it necessary to exclude “both” symbolic linked folders in antivirus?

I'm trying to exclude a folder from antivirus scanning, and I'm wondering if it's necessary to tell the antivirus (MSE) to exclude both "folders" in order to truly exclude the actual folder? For ...
0
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0answers
386 views

Prevent McAfee Security Scan Plus from installing - ever

Whenever Flash updates, some colleague or friend keeps pressing OK, and without noticing, McAfee Security Scan Plus is installed (and it happened to me several times as well). Then, after a while, a ...
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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0answers
1k views

Avast Antivirus Free Edition produces error code 0x80046401. All shields are down. How do I enable protection again?

All the shields of Avast are disabled. The GUI module reports, "The avast! antivirus is off: Start" I can not manually enable Avast and when I try to do that, I get an error code: ...
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2answers
3k views

Permissions to allow Dropbox access but prevent Anti-virus access

My computer has some anti-virus software installed that runs constantly and checks for what it believes are malicious executables. I cannot disable or control the anti-virus software. I have dropbox ...
0
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0answers
771 views

svn unable to connect to a repository at url

I am using Windows7 + TortoiseSVN 1.8.0.24401 (64bit) svn was working fine but few weeks ago I installed Avast Free Antivirus, when try for svn-update it said: I also want to share one issue more I ...
3
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1answer
622 views

How do I disable avast notifications?

I use Avast 8 on Windows 7. It displays popup alerts all the time. I have disabled the annoying update notification voice alerts, but I'm unable to locate where I can disable the notification popups ...
0
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1answer
475 views

How I can delete virus file from Quarantine?

I am using Nod32 Antivirus 5 (I buy key for full 1 year). Today when I see in Tools it is showing me that there is 1 virus file in Quarantine. But when I am going into Quarantine it is empty!! I also ...
0
votes
3answers
91 views

can virus be detected by scanning setup file?

I have windows 7 and use Avast free antivirus; I wonder if virus are detected by scanning the installer or setup file before starting to install, so that I am safe before the installatoin starts. ...
7
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2answers
360 views

What happens if you install an antivirus program with another already installed? [duplicate]

Antivirus software always warns that any other antivirus currently installed should be uninstalled to avoid serious problems. From what I understand, one program may see another AV as a potential ...
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0answers
46 views

Completely remove Windows Defender from my laptop? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, it seems as if Windows Defender is causing severe problems with my Windows 7 x64 laptop. I would like to uninstall it completely - not just disable it, but get rid of it from my system. ...
0
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1answer
745 views

Hitman Pro scan results [closed]

I installed Hitman Pro (trial version) a while ago on the recommendation of someone on either this forum or the MalwareBytes forum when I was trying to remove the globasearch virus from my computer. I ...
0
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1answer
543 views

Erratic cursor behavior. Auto scrolls in browsers, slow to respond and moves erratically

My computer is not unusable yet, but its getting there. Inside browser cursor moves in an erratic way. The cursor scroll icon has changed its usual appearance, and it seems to move sometimes on its ...
0
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1answer
441 views

Do I need a virus program in a virtual environment? [closed]

I have a Mac OSX running Parallels desktop with Windows 7. Do I need an anti-virus program? And what free program would be the best if I do? It is also shared on the network.
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1answer
20 views

presario powers up but screen never lights up

I have a Compaq laptop Presario CQ61. The unit powers up but the screen doesn't light up. I downloaded a Kaspersky update, rebooted and the screen had a small check mark in the upper left corner. I ...
1
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0answers
688 views

What is the reason behind windows 7 going very slow and Kaspersky not detecting a single virus?

I have ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 installed on my laptop. The windows 7 was working well for a few years and suddenly it started giving problem and became unbearably slow. i suspected virus and ...
3
votes
1answer
290 views

How can I prevent avira antivirus for specific files?

When my computer starts and in 30 minutes intervals after the start, Avira antivirus alerts me of these files as a virus but they are not. I created these files. How can I prevent Avira antivirus ...
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1answer
124 views

Antivirus, Firewall and etc [closed]

I've been using Panda for some years now, and in about a month my Panda Internet Security license is going to expire, and I am not going to renew it. I do not know much about AVs and firewalls and ...
3
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1answer
259 views

Every single application in Windows 7 (even these not using internet at all, like notepad.exe) trying to access internet

After some recent AV/FW software update (Comodo) and restarting my computer, I was alarmed with big amount of warnings that application "x" (where "x" is pretty much all of what I try to run) try to ...
1
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1answer
3k views

is it okay to delete ntuser.dat from C:\programdata?

I ran the Combofix program to check for malware and it deleted ntuser.dat from C:\programdata. Is the file necessary in that folder?
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1answer
3k views

Cannot stop Avira Antivirus service: access denied

I want to stop Avira Anti Virus services in services.msc. Stop service is disabled for me. I am administrator of the computer. I installed it from the same account from which I am trying to stop. If ...
0
votes
2answers
966 views

Stopping Microsoft Security Essentials

This used to work. However after a recent Windows Update it is no longer possible neither to use net stop command nor the services applet to stop this service. It also seems not possible to use ...
0
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1answer
168 views

Removing Trend Micro resulted in not being able to access the Internet [closed]

We've currently got Trend Micro as our anti-virus, but will be switching to Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP). (This is for Windows XP and Windows 7 machines.) My co-worker removed Trend Micro, but ...
0
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1answer
419 views

Unable to copy files previously extracted from archives created on a Mac, even after claiming ownership

I reinstalled Windows on my computer today, and backed up my music to a USB drive. Now, I'm trying to copy the files onto my fresh Windows partition, but I'm unable to copy files that I obtained ...
12
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3answers
3k views

How to be certain you don't have a virus when anti-virus scanners find nothing malicious? (Windows 7)

I recently spent many hours troubleshooting a laptop that could not connect to the internet. The laptop exhibited no other unnatural behavior, and so my first thoughts were to try connecting to other ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Should I enable Firewall and AntiVirus on a VirtualPC VM?

I run W7 64-bit with windows firewall + MSE running, and there is a firewall on my router also. I want to run a VM (probably using VirtualPC which comes free) but I'm unclear if this is guarded by the ...
2
votes
4answers
5k views

After installing Windows what should I do first? update or install antivirus? [closed]

Normally, after reformating and installing Windows 7, I used to go online and install all the updates, install all the driver updates and then install the anti virus. Because long ago, when I ...
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 ...
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7answers
1k views

Do I really need Antivirus protection? [closed]

I use Opera to browse the internet The Windows Firewall active I only open/download programs that I trust and come from known & reliable sources what I'm asking is that if I can still get a ...