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1answer
80 views

How to protect my USB drive files from antivirus removal

I have recently purchased Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus and installed in my PC. When I connect some virus affected USB, it completely removes all the content of my USB. How I can save my USB ...
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1answer
165 views

Maybe some kind of virus? Cannot open AntiVirus www sites [duplicate]

Win XP. Any browser (Firefox, Opera) cannot open several antivirus sites: eset.com drweb.com freedrweb.com avira.com bitdefender.com (but usual sites are all OK opened.) I checked: hosts file is ...
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0answers
79 views

blue screen - no login

I installed Avast antivirus on a Windows XP Pro (SP3) PC - (perhaps I was too tired at the time, but) I forgot to disable the network antivirus on the PC (Symantec, which is worthless in my opinion). ...
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votes
2answers
67 views

Outlook Express and free antivirus

I have a business that runs Outlook Express and recently they got hit by the latest 2013 fake AV scareware. They do have some type of version of Symantec AV installed but it has failed despite always ...
0
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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
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2answers
213 views

Repaired MBR from WinXP, now Fedora won't boot

I have a machine on which I installed windows XP and then installed Fedora 18. Everything worked fine when booted Fedora first time. But when I booted XP my antivirus software prompted me with a ...
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1answer
203 views

Kaspersky Virus Definitions Update to Another Computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move Kaspersky Virus Definitions Update to Another Computer I want to copy Kaspersky updates that are available from another computer to mine. How can I copy the update ...
3
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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 ...
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4answers
241 views

Free antivirus that is controllable by user (can be stopped/exited etc.) [closed]

There is an ongoing trend of software, especially antivirus, to be less and less controllable by user, probably supposing that the users' intelligence is lower than that of the software. For example, ...
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0answers
595 views

Anti Virus Service does not run - Windows XP SP3 32bit Home

I have a somewhat strange problem here. I am trying to run Anti Virus Software on my Windows XP Home 32bit System. After a serious crash I had to fall back to an outdated copy of my initial ...
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2answers
317 views

how to remove mcafee.com from windows XP system

I have an Windows XP-32 system, running a (Cox-supplied) version of McAfee. That seems to work fine. There is also for reasons I don't know (I inherited this computer) a version of McAfee.com here. ...
0
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1answer
88 views

Which antivirus is good for my typical usage? [closed]

I've got Windows XP and use MS Office and Arstisteer and browse the web. My McAfee expired and I'm about to renew it and would like to know if you think I'm doing the right thing buying it from ...
2
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2answers
4k views

How do I troubleshoot high CPU usage?

My CPU usage is very high by default. As soon as I starts a program it touches the maximum. After some time it becomes normal. I have a doubt that my disk is infected. So I tried to install ...
0
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1answer
100 views

how to deal with viruses in windowsXP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? A very bad virus has struck my P.C. I am not able to open my control panel or add and remove programs in ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How do I make Windows XP recognize EXEs again?

I've got a virus "first" here. Basically a friend had gotten his system severely infected. He had 8 different viruses, and 157 different pieces of spyware (most of it likely replicated, but still). ...
2
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3answers
2k views

I can't access any antivirus site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My system has got infected. I want to download and install an antivirus. I can't access any antivirus ...
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1answer
107 views

how to deal with virus coming from removable media like Flash Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virus protection for flash drives. I have printing setup where people come to print their documents. The problem is that despite having up-to-date anti-virus that ...
0
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1answer
224 views

Svchost.exe trying to access an infected file in _restore{ …}

I got the following warning from my antivirus: Translation: Warning Potential threat found Object: C:\System Volume Information\restore{ .....\A00009511.exe Threat: Win32/HackAV.GV ...
2
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4answers
3k views

Is it legal to use Avast Free on a business PC?

We have a really small company ( 2 person ) and we just started it. There is a server with Windows XP (no need for Windows Server or anything else). Anyway, we need an anti-virus. Is it legal to ...
0
votes
4answers
281 views

how to remove this virus permanently from my computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conficker.Exe Removal i have a windows XP sp 2 computer with windows XP sp2 on it. I have McAfee enterprise virusscan installed and recently i keep getting these ...
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3answers
152 views

what to do if computer is blocking antivirus/antimalware updates

I'm currently using a public computer that has no antivirus installed so I installed avast free, and I have here a portable edition of super antispyware. But those 2 cannot seem to update. Regedit ...
4
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3answers
1k views

what is the difference between “Norton AntiVirus” and “Symantec antivirus”

what is the difference between "Norton AntiVirus" and "Symantec antivirus"? Are they same or different softwares? Which one is better? When compared to Microsoft Security Essentials, which one ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

Reinstalling XP after a PC has been corrupted by a virus

A friend of mine has asked me to work on his PC for him. He got a virus, which apparently really messed things up a lot. He basically just wants to have it wiped clean and start over again. I'll be ...
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1answer
37 views

Log into Windows XP just shows desktop

There was a virus on my pc, which I solved using Malwarebytes, but now when I log into my pc it just sits on the wallpaper. It wont load anything up, I cant even do crtl, alt, del. I left it for a ...
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3answers
381 views

How to recover c:\windows\drivers\*.sys files

I have been infected by rootkit.win32.agent.biiu. I boot up with 'Last Known Good Configuration' and do a full scan with Kaspersky. It catches many c:\windows\drivers\?.sys and either deleted or ...
0
votes
1answer
401 views

Avira Antivir - Update files have wrong name (IVDF instead of VDF)

I am using Avira Free Antivir. I just upgraded from version 9 to 10. I've never been able to get the virus update files from Antivir, using the "update" feature of the software - it just doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

Not sure if a virus was removed

I am running AVG, Spybot and Malwarebytes AM. The resident shield in AVG detected a trojan horse (BackDoor.Generic12.BPKA) in the file WINDOWS\System\driveasyncmac.sys - AVG has indicated this is a ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Disable using the desktop.ini file

How can I disable Windows Explorer in Windows XP from using desktop.ini and folder.ini files? Some viruses are on the flash card, and they can be in those files. Can I make Windows Explorer safe from ...
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3answers
261 views

Malware - Technical anlaysis

Note: Please do not mod down or close. Im not a stupid PC user asking to fix my pc problem. I am intrigued and am having a deep technical look at whats going on. I have come across a Windows XP ...
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4answers
111 views

Windows xp : possible virus

I think my son downloaded some thing from internet and possibly infect the computer. The Google chrome browser will not start any more and after an hour of using computer he gets some sort of blue ...
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3answers
462 views

Hitman pro is suspicious of these three files… should I be worried?

My anti malware software "hitman pro" uses heuristics to highlight suspicious files. It is highlighting the following three, all within c:\windows\system32 mpcdx.ax rlapedec.ax rlmpcdec.ax Hitman ...
0
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1answer
87 views

McAfee enterprise 8.5 & SharePoint

While trying to upload a file into the sharepoint 2007 document library, We are facing some issues. McAfee enterprise 8.5 is installed on the client machine (XP), will it be the issue?
0
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2answers
246 views

Should I run antivirus application's “full system scan” again in future even I've run when I installed?

I use the free AntiVir anti-virus program from Avira. When I installed it I ran a full system scan. should I run the full system scan again in the future even if AntiVir is set to Auto Protect on. Or ...
2
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8answers
2k views

Remove Internet Security 2010 virus?

My system is infected with Internet Security 2010. I can't even go to task manager or boot in safe mode. I also can't even run any antivirus programs. Are there any solutions?
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2answers
281 views

Is Officetab 1.22 a virus?

I've been using the MS Office plug-in Officetab 1.22 for a while, but now Avira Antivir flags it as a virus. Is this so or just a false positive?
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3answers
161 views

(0_0) virus problem

I have a virus that shows up as an (0_0).jpg (which is a script) file and is paired with an autorun.inf on any portable device. I cant find what it does to files, if it's pushing data out of the ...
0
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1answer
199 views

Windows Security Center Not Recognizing Third Party Utilities After System Restore

I am running Windows XP Professional 64-bit. I recently had to do a system restore, after Windows Update blue-screened my machine while updating the network driver. The system restore went without a ...
3
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7answers
1k views

Microsoft Security Essentials for a business

This is 2 questions really - Am I allowed to install Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 in a business of 200 - 300 users? Is Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 adequate protection (real-time ...
0
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4answers
61 views

Trouble Downloading from some sites

I am trying to download the new Microsoft Security Essentials but when I click on the Download button instead of getting the Download box popup nothing comes up. The progess bar at the bottom shows ...
0
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6answers
1k views

Why won't Kaspersky scan past 1%?

I renewed my program and now I seem to be having problems with the scanning. It seems to update with no problems but not scan? I removed it and re installed per the Kas web site and it still isnt ...
2
votes
3answers
595 views

How to completely remove Personal Guard 2009?

I have become infected with the Personal Guard 2009 malware. How do I get rid of this pest?
5
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12answers
3k views

Lightweight virus scan for win XP [closed]

I have an older machine (athlon 1500+, 1.5Gb RAM) running XP on which I not currently running an on access virus scanner. I do scheduled scans with clamwin and malware bytes. I would like to find a ...
1
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7answers
399 views

My system is behaving strangely, is it possible I have a virus?

For the last two days I am experiencing a strange behavior in my computer which I strongly suspect is a virus. So sudden, a series of keyboard events take part in. It tries to open command-prompt and ...
2
votes
2answers
561 views

Prevent Windows XP running programs except for selected ones

Came accross a client with a badly virus infected computer. One virus prevented the running of all programs except for those that the virus choose to allow. Googling showed me how this might be done ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Problems with F-Secure Antivirus

My mum's computer came loaded with F-Secure Antivirus for Workstations. This has been fine until a recent update. As well as changing the icon from red to blue, there is now a process fssm32.exe ...
2
votes
4answers
249 views

AntiVir in Virtual Machine

I have Windows XP running in a VM as a screenshot factory for browsershots. Since that involves the machine opening browsers with websites not under my control regularly I recently had it compromised. ...
4
votes
7answers
556 views

Least disruptive anti virus while working

Looking for an anti-virus software free or commercial that minimizes the impact on the user when the anti virus is performing a real time scan or when doing a full system scan. Background: At work we ...
2
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2answers
63 views

Product or method that will allow me to schedule all heavy background tasks (updates, scans, etc)?

So, frequently I notice my computer is running like a dog and check task manager to find out that google desktop is indexing, virus scan is running, windows update is downloading stuff, other programs ...