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

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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 ...
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Can scanning for viruses on one Os find viruses on another (with a dual-boot)?

I dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows Xp. I have both Avast and Malwarebytes installed through Xp, and I was wondering if the occasional boot up and scan from Xp would also protect Ubuntu. Thanks ...
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Avast keeps identifying MEGASync as virus

I have avast installed on my computer for about 2-3 years now and had no problems. In fact I used to have a virus that only avast managed to remove and that's why I stayed with it. Also I had MEGASync ...
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64 Bit Free Anti Virus [closed]

Related Question Free Antivirus solutions for Windows I am looking for a free native 64 Bit Anti virus package. I know lots / nearly all packages will run in 32bit emulated mode, but I can't ...
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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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Is it legal to use Avast Free on a business PC? [closed]

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 ...
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Keyloggers for Windows 7 (and how does McAfee find malware)?

I would like to install a keyboard sniffer (AKA keylogger) on Windows 7 64-bit. However, when I go to most of these sites I get a warning from McAfee. And probably if I install the software McAfee ...
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On Comodo Internet Security to restrict an application

I've installed Comodo Internet Security a couple of days ago on Win 7 64bit Home Premium. One of the features is Defense+ and Auto-sandbox with specified level of restriction. Recently I have ...
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Cryptolocker virus removal

I am facing cryptolocker virus problem, I have tried decryptcryptolocker website but it did not work. In the below link you will find an example encrypted file in my pc. ...
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Mysterious folders and files with symbol names on Windows 7

I opened a thumbnail drive last evening and noticed that there were several files and folders with symbolic names (not alpha-numeric) added to it. The Date modified was also a curiosity. I have run ...
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What is the safe way to scan external drive for viruses

I have an external drive which contains lots of important files and MacOS time machine backup. I had to plug it to a computer in our school and my drive is infected by viruses. Now I'm worrying about ...
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Can a 32-bit antivirus program protect you from 64-bit threats

I think that 32-bit programs cannot look inside 64-bit processes. So I am asking this question out of curiosity. I am using Windows 7 x64. I do not know about the bitness of the antivirus except that ...
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Does keeping Windows 7 updated make anti-virus software useless?

I was thinking, given that I regularly keep Windows 7 updated through Windows Update, doesn't this make having any anti-virus software useless. I may well be a naive user, but it seems to me that if ...
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Kaspersky Antivirus exclusion definition for files within composite files/archives

We regularly get virus notifications for a legitimate component within our develop/test chain, for which I have attempted to define an exclusion. However, I can't seem to get this exclusion to be ...
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Antivirus software that doesn't run in the background

Is there such a thing antivirus that doesn't run in the background? Every antivirus I have tried runs in the background even if I stop protection, quit, or etc; there still are drivers/services of the ...
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Can't Turn on Windows Defender - Error code 8050800d

My friend using an HP pavilion G, running Win7 64 bit version. Recently had to restore to factory defaults, due to unstable operating environment. Reinstalled all updates, to date. Using Windows ...
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McAfee: Stock software distributed by SONY with Windows 7. Do I need to register this software or not? What happens if I do/don't register it?

My Sony VAIO Windows 7 system came with a copy of McAfee installed, but I never registered it. What puzzles me is, yes, I know it's out of date now, but the software still runs and protects me from ...
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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 ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection fails to install due to error 1603

I am trying to install Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12 on Windows 7 64 bit, and during the installation it keeps failing and rolling back. I checked the log file, and the error code I'm ...
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Is there a software that can perform recorded user actions at a later date?

Is there a software that is able to record and perform the actions (clicks, entering of text, etc) that can be replayed at a later date. For example, I often place downloaded software into the same ...
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Installing Antivirus on Hyper-V Guest and Host Systems [duplicate]

I have one physical server which runs two Hyper-V Servers. One is for SQL Server and the other is Domain Controller. I want to install Antivirus on these servers with exclusions added. Is it ...
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Fix 0xC0000005 application crash error?

Almost all my installed programs (Firefox, skype, other 3rd party programs, ...) crash. They all assigned with EventID:1000 and Exception code: 0xc0000005. I have tried to change the memory but ...
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Virus causing multiple explorer.exe instances using high memory [duplicate]

To begin, yes, there are similar questions out there, even on this site. However, none of them seem to off a solution outside of format the computer. Story time! (Or the background to this whole ...
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Does changing or removing file extension trick antivirus software?

I have little experience of antivirus software. I wish someone help me with common antivirus behaviors. For example, I have an EXE or PDF file containing virus. Does removing the .exe/.pdf or ...
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McAfee for Linux

I have a set of 20 Windows PC's running in VLAN and I'm planning to implement McAfee On-Demand scan. I will update .DAT and run Full scan on each PC. I also have one PC running Linux. I'm planning to ...
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Mac OS X: which folders should ClamXav Sentry watch?

I'm using ClamXav on my Mac. I've read this, and I am aware of the whole Macs-need-no-AV-but-they-do-anyway discussion. I guess that's why I would feel like a real jerk if I somehow managed to ...
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Eset antivirus cannot clean the MBR infected virus W32.Sality

I'm using Eset Nod 32 antivirus, Windows 8.1 64 bit, today I meet w32.Sality virus from an USB drive, it look like the virus affected the MBR (Master boot record), all the antivirus I have detected ...
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Folders are hidden after scanning from Quickheal antivirus

Today when I scanned my pendrive with Quickheal antivirus it detected some virus but it also made hide all folders. All the folders are present in that usb drive as it is showing the same file size ...
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How to use update file for McAfee?

My organization has a huge LAN and my team has a VLAN. VLAN consist of 15 PC's. None of the VLAN PC could see outside world. This was designed to isolate those PC's. Each PC on VLAN has McAfee ...
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How to prevent viruses to hide files automatically in Windows XP?

Well, I've read the similar questions and did not find what I need. I use ESET Smart security and I've scanned the computer twice but still "Do not show hidden files and folders" is controlled by the ...
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Force Uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection 11?

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 blue-screen-of-deathed my computer. I was unable remove S.E.P. (Symantec Endpoint Protection) while booted in safe mode so I simply disabled all related services, and ...
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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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Difference in the technology used by the team viewer and chunkvnc

We are using chunkvnc . when we compile the winvnc.exe we get instancesupport.exe and it is given to the customer Which is blocked by the antivirus . After lot of searching we did not find any ...
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Windows Defender won't start on Windows 8.1

I'm currently using Malwarebytes Pro but want to have Windows Defender on as well since MAMB isn't really an antivirus. They're supposed to be compatible but for some reason I can't turn on Windows ...
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How can I remove the `qbqjralptr..vbs` worm? [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove a virus from my friend's PC. The virus is called qbqjralptr..vbs & I found it's a worm specified like USB – Dinihou – Houdini Worm.VBScript It seemed easy to remove but I ...
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Is this virus threat fake or is Waterfox infected?

Avast keeps popping up this notification: I did a full system scan and it didn't find anything. What should I do? Get a different antivirus? When I click on "more details" it takes me to this Avast ...
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Norton Antivirus Contstant Reboot Requests

Running Norton AntiVirus v16.7.2.11 on MS Windows XP SP3 (all updates). On log in, Norton continually displays the following message: ...
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Is “youtubeBRwatch.com.exe” a Virus?

I am running Norton AntiVirus on my MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.7. Today (26 May 2011) Norton reported that the computer was infected with virus "youtubeBRwatch.com.exe," which it had "safely ...
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Virus Definitions Database Download Link For Symantec Endpoint Protection? [closed]

Where can I download the virus definitions database file for Symantec Endpoint Protection, so that I can perform an offline import-and-update?
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The 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 Windows 7 SP1, ...
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Norton 360 Won't Run After Using Norton Power Eraser?

I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7, ran Norton Power Eraser, instructions said Norton 360 would be up again after a computer restart, but Norton 360 didn't come back up. How do I get Norton 360 ...
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Norton Enterprise Won't Uninstall?

I'm trying to uninstall Norton Enterprise on Windows 7. I ran the Norton uninstaller (the full uninstall), but it's interfering with my Kaspersky 6.0 installation. I've rebooted, but it's still listed ...
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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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What Object Name should be used while adding to exclusion list in Kaspersky Internet Security 15?

I have an experimental file which is detected as malware by my KIS 15. So I need to add that file to exclusion list, but don't know what object name to use here: Any guide is welcome. I visited ...
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How do I attach a virus to any file for an antivirus project?

I am making an Antivirus Project. It shall scan the files for any attached infection, but I don't know how does this work. So I firstly wanted to know, how does one attach any malicious executable ...
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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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Keyboard and Gamepad Controllers 'Ghosts'

I have a mediatech keyboard and some cheap gamepad controllers but two weeks ago I noticed that random keys on the keyboard are being pressed 'not by me' and immediately sleeps . After one week, I ...
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Browsing not working in Windows 8

I'm using Windows 8 Professional installed on Windows 7 using the "Save my preferences and apps" installation option. The Windows works great, apps are downloading and I can listen to online radio ...
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Fastest Anti-Virus for gaming [closed]

I am a gamer who used to use Norton 360 but realized that it uses a lot of resources. I am looking for something more lightweight. I was wondering whether to use Kapersky or bitdefender. My main ...
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Localhost connecting to self on port 1111. Virus or ok?

When I run netstat -a on Windows 8.1 I am seeing a number of connections from 127.0.0.1: ports around 50000 connecting to My PC name (DadsPC) on port 1111. A portion are listed below. Is this normal? ...