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

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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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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 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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How to disable Kaspersky Antivirus javascript injection?

Since the installation of Kaspersky AntiVirus 2016 every website I visit contains this line in <head>: <script type="text/javascript" ...
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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 ...
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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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Disable process with sc config not allowed

I'm learning penetration testing and tried to disable the watchdog processes of AVG 2015 Antivirus Free on the target PC (Windows XP SP3 running in VirtualBox) with the commands: ...
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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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Entire network sluggish after virus

I am almost positive that I got a virus from en.savefrom.net, although both Windows Defender and Avast found nothing. The Internet has become sluggish for all devices on the network, including PCs, ...
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How to connect removable disk to an infected PC

What precautions should I take before connecting a removable storage device (like pendrives, External HDD, Memory cards) to an infected PC to avoid spreding infection to the removable disk? There ...
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Avast on OSX: How to add hidden files and folders as an exception?

I've installed avast from brew cask I'm trying to add /usr/local/share/metasploit-framework folder as an exception for a file system shield. Even though I have "show hidden files" option enabled on ...
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what does this clamAV message mean?

I am running a clamAV scan on a linux box, using this command: $ sudo clamscan -r -l ClamScanLog -i / [sudo] password for e: msxml.xml:14: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document ^ ...
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Preventing Anti virus conflicts

I have HitmanPro, Anti-malwareBytes, and ESET installed on the computer. Is there a way to disable the real time functions of one or more of these to prevent conflicts and improve performance? ...
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Windows 10 deleted a file [that it might perceive as “unsafe” or “unwated”] without asking. How can i restore it?

I recently updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7, and I just now noticed that a file(to be more specific, a .dll file for a game that enables it to run with extras without the proper formalities) is ...
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Computer slowed down - no virus/fragmentation issues I can see

OK, here's an obvious question which typically gets the "fragmented drive and/or virus and/or too many programs running" answer. The thing is, I'm not a dummy (I'm a software engineer, although not ...
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How to restore Window control Button Like Maximize Minimuze and cancel button

I'm facing a problem in my Windows OS which is running an antivirus program 360 Total Security. This program changes my windows settings totally. My window control button is not appearing. Also, my ...
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Whitelist VBScript files for Windows Defender

I've got a ton of VBScript files acting as the glue in my custom workflow set-up. Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I've found Windows Defender to scan the execution of my custom scripts as well. I ...
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Windows 8.1-virus at user sign in screen

Running Windows 8.1 on my new Lenovo laptop, with ESET Smart Security installed. When I first turned on my computer, in addition to the usual profile name of my laptop computer, two new unidentified ...
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Norton Security disables Windows Firewall

I want to re enable windows firewall but Norton also seems to have disabled the firewall control panel button " turn windows firewall on or off." What do I do?
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Why computer prints random characters if I print more than 5 pages?

Why computer prints random characters if I print more than 5 pages? Whenever I want to print a lot of pages, the printer prints the first 5 pages correctly, but them goes on a rampage an prints non ...
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Windows Defender: Disable real time; keep scheduled and on demand scanning

I just upgraded to Win 10 (RTM build). I have disabled the built in AV's (Defender) real time protection because I do not run it, never did and have never gotten a virus (and I've had a computer for ...
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Is browsing the internet during windows update or an antimalware scan safe?

Over 15 years ago (around 2000), my father never allowed me to use the computer while he was running a virus scan or Windows Update. Can I safely use Google Chrome for normal internet use (Youtube, ...
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Windows defender virus & spyware definition not updating - Windows 8.1

An error with error code 0x8024402c is thrown each time while trying to update Windows Defender's virus & spyware definition. Checked the following for diagnosis, don't see any issues; No ...
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Avira AntiVir Personal Uninstall

I am a user of a (cracked or something) Avira antivirus but yesterday I decided to replace it with another antivirus. I tried to uninstall this Avira with the traditional way (Control Panel -> ...
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Better understanding program detected as virus w/ sandbox

My AV solution detected a program as a virus. Can someone point me in the right direction to learn more about the following points? 1) What exactly about the program was determined as the triggering ...
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How can I tell if antivirus is causing performance issues for CPU intensive tasks on a machine?

My company publishes simulation software that regularly performs prolonged CPU (and GPU, and occasionally I/O) intensive tasks. Our userbase are engineers, of whom some are embedded in large ...
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Dealing with infected HDDs without getting infected [closed]

I'm doing some PC maintenance/repair for some clients, sometimes I have to deal with HDDs to recover lost data, or even backup. The problem is that most of them are infected with different malware ...
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Virus hijacking computer and network - what to do? [duplicate]

A few days ago I started having trouble with this virus that would infect my browsers and display ads. I've ran through various antimalware and antivirus software but to no avail. Went through a ...
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Microsoft System Center endpoint protection doesn't run when logged out

I have a stand-alone version of Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection installed on the Windows 7 machines in my shop. On at least one machine, SCEP does not do its scan when the machine is not ...
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Will it count as a new activation for Kaspersky if I clean system registry?

I have a Kapsersky PURE 3.0 license for 3 computers and 1 year. Now, PURE became Total Security Multi-Device, so I am using it instead of PURE. I already installed and activated it at two computers, ...
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Bitdefender license [closed]

I have bought Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 and it is shipped with a license to install it on 3 PCs. I only have 2 PCs: A laptop and a desktop computer, so my question is: Can I give away the 3rd ...
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I'm receiving Flash install popups intermittently when navigating in Chrome browser

I practice very safe security measures. I run Windows 7 Ult 64-bit. This question refers to fake Adobe Flash Upgrade popups on Chrome. I know these popups are malware so I don't click on them. ...
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In which Windows startup mode should I scan for adware? [duplicate]

I think my Acer Windows 7 64-bit PC is infected with adware because even though I customize my browser settings within seconds it changes to the previous setting. Also the message Not Responding shows ...
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Bootscan after virus find without log files update?

During a quick search avast found and removed a virus on my PC (Win32:Ramnit-DO). After that it I updated the software (today an update came out) and it wanted to do a reboot to make a bootscan which ...
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How could an old worm infect my computer on VMWare?

My current computer is on Windows 8.1, and using Norton. I've started to gain interest in old viruses, and therefor I've created an virtual machine using a software called VMWare (Workstation 11) ...
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Got ransomware and Shadow explorer dont work

I got infected by the CTB Locker and probably I have removed the virus itself. But the files all got polluted. I tried to use shadow explorer but it shows all blank in CDEF any drives and got no dates ...
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Eset Smart security finds my hosts file as threat and quarantines it

Everytime I edit my hosts file, Eset Smart security finds my hosts file as threat and quarantines it. It says the host files is a Qhost trojan. What should I do?
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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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Bitdefender doesn't load My Bitdefender

I have just installed the Bitdefender Antivirus free edition on my pc( Win 7 Ultimate 64bit). Now, when I try to load My Bitdefender page, it doen't load, instead it shows that "You need to have java ...
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Virus changed folder to executable

I loaned my flash drive to someone who used said drive on a Windows machine infected with a virus. My flash drive subsequently got infected with a virus that changes folders to executables. Research ...
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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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Is MS Anti-Malware Service useful if already running an anti-virus? [closed]

Is Microsoft's Anti-Malware Service (http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx) useful when running a 3rd party anti-virus, or is it redundant and will it just slow things ...
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Not able to delete a program

I am using a netbook of samsung with windows 7 starter service pack 1 32 bit. I am exhausted with a program known as 'Plugin.exe' i don't know how it came but whenever i start my program it opens up ...
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Certain downloaded files take minutes to become usable

I'm on Windows 8.1 Pro, but this problem also happens on my W7 Premium computer. I sometimes download files but am unable to use them for 2-3 minutes after they've been downloaded. It happens ...
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Can Microsoft Anti-Virus really be disabled in Windows 8.1?

I have disabled all "Windows protector" anti virus features, at least as far as Microsoft will admit to me when I use the Action Center tray icon to disable it. However I still see MsMpEng.exe ...