Taken literally as the "opposite" of a computer virus, an anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove any potential threats to a computer system.

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Are these ads in AVG Antivirus normal?

My Windows XP PC started acting strange and I am right now actually in Linux running off of a USB drive. I am running Avast under Linux and it has discovered some viruses on my XP drive. Some of the ...
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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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Where are panda antivirus exclusion config files stored?

I know should be easy to find having panda installed in one's computer, but my question isn't about general configuration, but more specifically about where are the files that hold the "virus" ...
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Does anyone have a patchset to get FastBT running on windows?

Short explanation: I am doing some anti-virus research. FastBT is very intriguing. It is a tool for doing something like binary instrumentation with a specific purpose of adding an additional layer ...
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Keyboards and mouse of my Laptop (HP DV7) behaving weirdly

I have HP Pavilion DV7 laptop.. for last few weeks I am having problem with the key board and the mouse.Few keys gets pressed automatically. Then few keys performs wrongly like "shift" key acts as ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials: keep download scans but disable local activity scans

In Microsoft Security Essentials, I used to disable "Monitor file and program activity on your computer" but enable "Scan all downloads." Now, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSSE) 4.0 removed the ...
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anti-virus software and Flash's AVHardwareDisable

This site claims that [The AVHardwareDisable setting] in flash configuration file has been changed by anti-virus software which disables camera/microphone access for all sites. The article ...
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openSUSE 12 fails to start after installing ESET NOD32

I am using openSUSE 12 (64-bit). I installed ESET NOD32 Antivirus. After installing NOD32, it required a restart. After restarting, the system stays in a loading status, and I get following error ...
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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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In Microsoft Security Essentials how do you see the location of the detected threat?

MSE pops up saying the detected item, alert level, status and recommended action but doesn't say where the detected item is located. How do you find out? For example if it's in something I just ...
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Antivirus deleting files?

I am working with QGIS and noticed recently that some files (.shx) disappeared... I read somewhere on StackExchange that an antivirus may "clean" some folders (I have Avira and CCleaner). Is it ...
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In Security Essentials, how do I enable scanning of files previously restored from quarantine?

I had infected .htm files on a web server. I wanted to see the text of one of the files, so I could see the malicious code myself. However, whenever I would download one of the .htm files to my ...
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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 ...
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No Internet After Uninstalling Avira Internet Security

I am having an issue with one of client machine where after uninstalling Avira Internet Security I lost my internet connection. A weird thing is that, I can still open one website, but not the rest. ...
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Registry key for virus protection

Does anyone know if Action/Security Center uses a registry key (or file) to determine whether or not to notify the user that no virus protection is installed? I'm not trying to turn off ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Always ignore eicar test virus for Windows Defender on Win 8.1

I'm a developer and my software is able to scan processed files on demand with a configured virus scanner, if configured. To test this I have different copies of the eicar test virus in different ...
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SSL error on Chrome, IE, Safari (but not on FF)

I am getting this error on trying to access a couple of sites from Chrome - one is the webmail of our company and another is a banking website. Cannot connect to the real somesite.com Something ...
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File Anti-Virus Failed Error in MAC

I am using Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 for mac(OSX 10.9.1). When I switch on my system today I noticed that Kaspersky protection is turned off. When I tried to enable it I got the message File ...
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Side-by-side configuration is incorrect for Avast antivirus

I've tried everything from multiple forums online and nothing seems to work. The error I get says: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe The application has failed to start ...
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Windows Share Meltdown - Unexplainable

I am having precisely the exact symptoms on my server as is described in this article. This includes statements that the specified network name is no longer available and RPC Server is too ...
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How to install Norton Internet Security in my archos tablet?

I have purchased a Norton Internet Security where it's written in the box that this is good for computers and tablets both, with three licences. I want to use one of the licences for my tablet, ...
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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 ...
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How to Add a File on Baidu Antivirus Whitelist?

I'm having problems with some applications on my PC, because of the Chinese Antivirus called Baidu. Does someone knows how to add some files to its whitelist? Like we can do on another antivirus... ...
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is iun6002.exe a virus or a false positive

windows 7 combo fix scan iun6002.exe is it a false positive or malware I am very concerned about the file that combofix found. iun6002.exe . - 1.c:\programdata\1380786038.bdinstall.bin - ...
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Deleting sentences in database file

I'm writing a MD5 based antivirus, and my friend send to me a document with thousands of samples and their MD5. All is fine, but I have to delete all sentences what contain "File does not exists:" ...
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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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ESET Smart Security and Win32/delf.NRJ Worm

This morning I turned on my computer and I noticed that the shortcuts of my softwares ( such as eclipse ) are not working, I went to the folder where my eclipse was installed and I couldn't find the ...
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How does persistent cache works in modern anti-virus softwares?

I'm talking about Avast! and ESET's NOD32/SS here. Avast! introduced this feature like a year ago (can't remember the exact date). ESET did it in version 7. Just recently. Basically they both scan ...
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How to scan a file in McAfee antivirus using the command line?

I'm trying to scan a file using the command line with McAfee Total Protection. The problem is I want to use my version of McAfee and not "McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner (VSCL)". I found out ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Logging everything a program does

I am creating a virtual machine that is equipped to test fishy .exe files. Is there such a program that allows you to see exactly what files a .exe is creating or things such as processes it is ...
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Web browser in virtual machine spawns error on host machine

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 in VmWare Player, and my host machine is running Windows 7 x64. I was browsing the Web from within the virtual machine, and somehow the site I was visiting tried to infect my ...
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fake connection success on os X 10.8

I am working on a MacBook running 10.8.2, and when I make a connection to port 80 to a server that doesn't respond (because of network issues, typically), something on the machine causes the connect ...
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McAfee scan exclude webdirectory

I'm scanning my web page using McAfee. I'm getting secure alert from phpMyAdmin documentation folder. I believe that not necessary to scan phpMyAdmin folder. So how can i exclude this directory from ...
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Software Development Environment Locking up entirely

Currently, our software developers are working with MSVC and have certain parts of their build process reach out to files on the network. Theres one portion of the build process in which they use a ...
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Norton 2012 on Vista

Not sure if this is the correct forum for this but... I hace a user running system Windows Vista. Last week I had to renew and got Norton 2012 Internet Security software. However when I Install it ...
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My laptop won't access the internet or copy/cut/paste

I am not sure if this is related, but this started happening around when I removed Avira anti-virus and installed AVG, unaware that AVG is not compatible with my 64-bit machine. My Windows 7 operating ...
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AV triggers on an uninfected file

A friend of mine works in a small company where no IT-guys are present. That's where I sometimes come in. After someone opened a suspicious e-mail, one of the executables of a program they use got ...
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How to disable Kaspersky network protection for Google Drive?

I'm using Google Drive's Windows application to synchronize my files between my PC and the cloud storage. The problem is that this app doesn't have any kind of speed limit option, so it takes up ...