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

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Can an application that writes any data in a file be suspicious to an antivirus?

I am developing an application that, in order to work, needs to download data from the internet and store it in a .dat file. The problem is that some of that data is generated by other users. If a ...
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Sudden “Found New Hardware” RRNetCap Miniport [duplicate]

I have an old Windows XP system which suddenly, upon bootup, is starting the "Found New Hardware" Wizard, for a device called "RRNetCap Miniport". Round about the same time this started happening, ...
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PC. Windows 8. Cannot run Windows Defender

I found "Software Informer" in my PC, and I thought it was malware, so I installed some Anti-virus. And now, I "cleaned" "Software Informer" using those Anti-Virus software, and now, when I ...
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Can Sophisticated Malware, Spyware and Viruses Read Files?

I've recently began encrypting my personal files using veracrypt. I've got my resume, which, obviously contains personal information (name, address, phone number etc.) A little bit of reading here, ...
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Should quarantined files be deleted?

Windows Defender detected a virus on my computer and quarantined it. Is it better to leave it as it is or to delete it? In general, what are the circumstances under which one must not delete ...
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Infested with White Screen Virus? [duplicate]

A few days ago my screen turned completly white and I was not able to do anything. I had to kill my PC with the power-button and restart it. Everything worked fine so I thought is was just some kind ...
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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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Almost all sites won't load in Windows 10

Recently my Internet has been acting badly. Basically, I can only load certain sites. Some sites work great, and others don’t load at all. I think this is because some firewall or antivirus thing. ...
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AVG errors (freezing, not emptying vault, etc.)

Every time I open the AVG GUI, it works fine. Until I click something. For example: Scan Now. When I do click it, the GUI just crashes. Eventually it turns fine, until a few seconds after. Not ...
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AVG Uninstallation Vault

Will clicking "Remove Virus Vault Contents" during the AVG uninstallation removal process permanently delete the contents in the Virus Vault from the computer, or remove them from the vault by ...
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Suspicious activity on antivirus detecting port scans

Within 3 hours Bitdefender blocked 4 port scans of different IPs and Countries...I don't know what's happening. Can anyone suggest me what's going on? These are the IPs blocked! 197.89.232.231 ...
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Trogan.GenericKD keeps appearing - worth wiping machine?

As the family tech support, I got a call when my folks started having some classic signs that they somehow got a virus. They have Sophos installed through a work program, but I guess it did not catch ...
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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 ...
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How to disable Kaspersky Internet Security Plugins for Firefox

Kaspersky Internet Security automatically installs Plugins/Addons for Firefox. If you try disabling those, they will automatically get re-enabled on the next start of Firefox. Not even Safe mode ...
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System Restore error 0xc0000225 due to Anti Virus Update 0x80070005

Really need some advice, as I don't know what to do now! I was using my computer as normal and had an Avast Anti Virus message pop up along the lines of, "Avast update restart computer?" I clicked on ...
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Antivirus for power users [closed]

All antivirus software I've come across (so far) has an installer; runs in the background (usually via drivers); uses up a lot of CPU and/or RAM bandwidth; very rarely finds any virus (as viruses ...
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Possible virus? [duplicate]

I think my son downloaded something from the internet and possibly infected the computer. The Google Chrome browser will not start any more and after an hour of using computer he gets some sort of ...
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Possible Virus attack [duplicate]

Recently I scanned my Windows PC using Avast and it showed the presence of some weird malware in the result. It couldn't remove all of them nor it could move all the malware to the chest. Now I am ...
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Kaspersky Rescue disk missing operating system

I am trying to disinfect a computer by booting from Kaspersky Rescue disk and running a full system scan. I followed instructions on this page to create a bootable USB Kaspersky rescue disk. Yet, when ...
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Is Kaspersky deleting my files?

My coworker has a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine with Kaspersky installed. Lately, Kaspersky has been giving her popups with malware warnings. Today, she informed me that Kaspersky brought up a ...
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Why is Kaspersky avp.exe making tons of HTTP requests?

I'm working in Visual Studio and debugging an Azure cloud project with Fiddler running so I can debug HTTP requests, and I noticed gobs and gobs of HTTP requests being generated by avp.exe. That's ...
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Clam Scan Producing Too Many “Empty File” Hits

I'm running a Clam Scan on my Linux server with the -l flag to produce a log of the results: sudo clamscan -l clamscan.log -r /var/www/ It works beautifully, except for the fact that most of the ...
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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 completely overloaded with viruses and other malicious ...
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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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Chrome Downloads Virus Scan Failed

Chrome just recently updated (Version 24.0.1312.57) and I can't download files no more. I think the latter is the result of the former. Internet Explorer (8) has no problems. OS: Windows XP SP 3. ...
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Not able to install anti-virus software after upgrading to Windows 10

I upgraded my operating systems from WIndows 8 to Windows 10. I used F-secure version 9.32 as my anti-virus program but I'm unable to install it in Windows 10. Windows 10 complains incompatibility ...
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How to restore Kaspersky reports?

Is there a way to restore cleared Kaspersky reports in Kaspersky 2013 version? I have recently cleared the reports in my Kaspersky 2013 and now I need to recover some information from the reports. ...
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Extremely suspicious .scr attachment

A few days ago, I downloaded an .zip attachment that claimed to be a transaction report. There was only one file inside the archive "TRANSACTION REPORT.scr". It seemed like AutoCad could open it (from ...
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Can't enable a new Anti-Virus (Kaspersky)

I just installed W10 and there is an error message saying that the AV software is disabled. I open the AV software list and i see Windows Defender and Kaspersky. If I click on WD, there is an option ...
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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 ...
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Avira Antivirus keeps using 0.1Mbps network

I'm using Avira Antivirus. Today I have discovered something. Avira.ServiceHost process has constant 0.1-0.3 Mbps network usage (and 0.1 MB/s disk usage). I have completely disabled real time ...
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Avast anti virus exclude files

I have a cracked program and i need avast to exclude the crack from scanning as it read it as virus How can i make avast anti virus to exclude some file to be scanned as it always read those files ...
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Is one anti-malware software enough?

I only have Malwarebytes Premium (version 2.2.0....) installed on my Windows 8.1 computer. I understand that there are different varieties of malware, like viruses, trojans, worms, hijackers, etc., ...
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ClamAV continous scan

I want ClamAV to continuously scan some folder in my computer; i was thinking something like extremely low priority scan of all files (background scan), and some high priority scan over ...
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Weird redirect through zeroredirect1

When I go to black-face.com (for a school assignment) it has been redirecting me to zeroredirect1 (dot) com. However it seems to only happen on some devices. On some computers it happens on other ...
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McAfee found 2 viruses but could not fix automatic opening of unwanted firefox and chrome pages and javascript [duplicate]

Having downloaded and installed a sound recording software which contained viruses causing unwanted web pages and javascript panels to pop up, I thought I would get rid of the problem by installing ...
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Nasty Virus, can't find or remove, prevents from clicking or interacting with forms, even task manager

two days ago I opened a GIF file that apparently wasn't really a GIF file. Now, my left mouse click button is the middle mouse button, forms are unclickable or typable (they are "frozen" but not ...
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IS the advice about Windows Security Essentials accurate on this site?

Just come across this site: www.windowssecurityessentials.net/the-shortcomings-of-microsoft-security-essentials/ It's saying that Windows Security Essentials should only be used as a secondary anti ...
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How can I do an Automatic Shut Down after a Windows Defender Virus Scan? Would the Task Scheduler be involved?

I was wondering how I could possibly have my computer automatically shut itself down when Windows Defender is done doing a virus scan. I usually do it at night because I have a Slow CPU and a lot of ...
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Is "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware safe?

Is Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware a safe program to use and run? I am afraid of it possibly being the opposite of what it claims to be.
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Is my anti-malware setup consistent with “best practices”?

A few days ago, my PC was acting weird and froze sometimes. I did full scans using Avast! Free Antivirus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware since I assumed it was a virus causing these, but both software ...
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Which antivirus scans computer without installing? [duplicate]

I am searching for an antivirus which can run from portable drives so that whenever I get infected computer on my way I can scan it using my drive and clean the infected one and install new one ...
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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 ...
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How do I remove Cyber Security THE Rogue Anti-Spyware

I am not sure how many of you have heard of Cyber Security (no link, a rogue anti-spyware doesn't deserve a link). Basically, it's a virus and a rogue masquerading as anti-spyware. You can read about ...
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Unable to share internet by using HOSTEDNETWORK after installing AVAST recently

I was able to share my laptop's internet with my smartphone by using this command "netsh wlan start hostednetwork". But when I installed Avast in my Windows 8 OS, I am able to start the hostednetwork ...
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How do I scan a single file with Windows Defender?

The number one way people are used to using virus scanners is by scanning a single file. The number one OS viruses are found on is Windows. Microsoft's official virus scanner, Windows Defender, ...
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OSX yosemite: “communication with avast service failed”

I run Avast Mac Security 2015(version 11.2(45153)) on OS X 10.10.5 When I go to Account and authorize - it says that login to avast is successful but then this window appears: after typing my ...
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Installing nmap and keeping it undetectable

I have a administrative computer fully equipped with antivirus (avg,norton,malbytes. etc) that I want to install ncat(nmap) on and keep it as close to undetectable as possible. How would I do this?
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ProgramData folder huge size

Some of our computers have a very large C:\ProgramData folder caused by Kaspersky Anti-Virus. It creates thousands of log files, size ranging from 200 to 300MB. I delete them every so-often but it is ...
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Is it possible Windows 10 upgrade uninstalled antivirus software?

Was using Trend Micro Titanium. Upgraded from windows 7. Used to see a notification saying Trend Micro was scanning in Windows 7. I haven't seen the notification in a month. Found the installation ...