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

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How can I test my virus scanner?

How can I test several anti-virus programs to determine which performs the best, so that I can writing reviews? Where can I find viruses for tests?
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How to check for false positive?

Looks like I've been infected by a virus, namely NSIS:Downloader-BX [Drp] in file named DpiSca.exe but... I wasn't visiting any usual suspect sites (warez, pr0n etc) and nobody else was using my ...
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Anti-rootkit tool for Windows 7

Which anti-rootkit tool runs under Windows 7? I tried icesword 1.22 and darkspy 1.05 but both failed to start. Icesword gives me this error: Initialize failed[1]! And Windows tells me that ...
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Can Windows based computers ever be secured? [closed]

In light on this excellent article series by Ars regarding the black security work by HBGary - HBGary claims to have coded several rootkits and had access to 0-day exploits that could compromise a ...
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What is the “lightest” -> not messing with system registry antivirus [closed]

I am looking for antivirus for one shot. Just scan every piece of the system and delete the antivirus itself. I know that they are messing with system registry, slow down the system. I want to be sure ...
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Can other Antivirus solutions be used with Windows 8? [closed]

There is built-in AV software in Windows 8, will it will turn itself off when I install antivirus from another vendor? Should I install another AV, or will default one suffice?
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Standalone firewall + antivirus or combined security tools?

For years I'm using some antivirus software and different firewall. Now every antiviruses have got some firewall features and there are complete "internet security" complexes... and every firewall get ...
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Does Mac OS X need an antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Anti Virus Software needed for a Mac (OS X); If so free solution? Should people running OS X get antivirus software?
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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 ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 uninstalled themselves without me doing anything

I left my Windows 7 x64 PC to do a backup overnight and when I looked at it in the morning, there was a pop-up saying I should go online to find an antivirus and enable windows defender. Turned out ...
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what's the reason that two antiviruses cannot scan the computer together properly?

what is the reason for this problem?
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Anti-virus live CD [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux Live CD/USB, that comes pre-configured with basic troubleshooting software, which I could use to check Windows computers. My wish list: Anti-virus (MUST HAVE) Any software ...
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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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How to quit Avast temporarily?

I know how to shut-down Avast's shields (the options range from disable for 10 minutes to disable permanently). However, just a few minutes ago, the process AvastSvc*32.exe started consistently ...
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Real-time Antivirus in Ubuntu [closed]

I need to find a real-time security solution for Ubuntu. I already tried ClamAV (with ClamTK), Bitdefender Scanner for Unices, and Avast4Linux Workstation, but they all are only scanners, and they ...
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Removing a rootkit from the MBR.. without formatting?

I have run hitman pro and found 'traces of the TDL3 Alureon' rootkit on the computer. However, running TDSSKiller would of solved this issue - but - apparently the symptoms keep coming back so I ...
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Browsers forwarding to random website automatically

i have a strange problem... whenever i type any website name in the browser (mozilla or IE), instead of showing the website i typed it forwards to another website this happend when i installed a ...
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Getting rid of the Antivirus 2009 virus/adware?

I have known a few computers that have gotten this pesky virus/adware combination (my parents and girlfriend most notably). For my parents computer I resorted to reformatting it. I still don't know if ...
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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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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 ...
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EICAR like antivirus test for Windows 64 bits

Is there any antivirus test program like EICAR for 64 bit Windows? I'm trying to check my antivirus protection downloading the EICAR test program as usual. The antivirus pops up an alert on the ...
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Suggested benchmark for testing CPU footprint of antivirus software

Our organization is currently running Symantec Corporate Antivirus, which is rumored to be a big resource hog. I know that we do have a lot of older machines that are running slow. Our PCs are all ...
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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 ...
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Remove McAfee antivirus

Can someone help me to remove McAfee anti virus from Windows Vista? I tried to do that in various ways: Control Panel/Programs and Features/Unistall, but the uninstall button doesn't exists. ...
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Linux livecd antivirus that doesn't need internet connection

I'm looking for a bootable (livecd) cd that will perform an antivirus scan on a computer without needing an internet connection. It should have its latest virus signatures included so I can simply ...
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How to disable Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus?

I am running Symantec Endpoint Protection under Windows XP. Even when I click "Disable Symantec Endpoint Protection" on tray-menu, antivirus still doesn't allow to copy files which it finds ...
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Does anti-virus work while working on a virtual machine?

I am running Ubuntu 9.1 on a Sun Virtual box and I use this virtual machine to browse the net. My host OS is Windows XP. I am running my anti-virus, anti-spyware application on the host OS only. Does ...
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Norton Antivirus Dissappeared from System Tray-Still Protecting Computer [closed]

I accidently clicked on a banner ad on and hurried and closed it but I worried it might have a virus and when I went to do a virus scan I noticed my Norton Antivirus was no longer in my System ...