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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Installing an anti-virus on a computer that doesn't not have internet.

I work for a government agency and our classroom computers don't connect to the internet. Somehow our usb flash drives became infected with a virus. We have since removed the virus from the usb flash ...
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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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Which software do I need for complete online banking protection?

I have Norton (Symantec) antivirus software on my system and have also installed Rapport after recently starting to use online banking. Do I need both systems for complete protection?
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Is there a free portable version of F-Prot Antivirus available?

I'm looking for a portable AV for my USB-Stick (currently using ClamWinAV), and heard that F-Prot is good. Do they offer a free (earlier) version with up-to-date virus definitions, if so where can I ...
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How can I protect my bios/efi/uefi?

Perhaps I'm just being paranoid, but after this weird crash which gave me a UEFI login prompt I am so scared of getting the ultimate rootkit... the bios/uefi virus. Probably it was because I was ...
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Cannot clear away BitDefender Internet Security system tray message

I have BitDefender IS 2008 installed on my PC. In the last few days I have noticed the taskbar icon grumbling 1 issue requires your attention The Real-Time File Scanning is disabled and no ...
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how to remove mcafee.com from windows XP system

I have an Windows XP-32 system, running a (Cox-supplied) version of McAfee. That seems to work fine. There is also for reasons I don't know (I inherited this computer) a version of McAfee.com here. ...
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Scanning VirtualBox XP Guest from ubuntu Host

I run Windows XP for occasional .Net dev and other downloads that are Win specific in VirtualBox 4.1 on top of a Ubuntu 11.04 host. I dont want to burden the guest with active Anti Virus. Is there any ...
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Sophos Antivirus for Mac - Update preference disabled in Mac OSX Lion

I use Sophos Antivirus on my Mac (running Lion 10.7.5) and I am not able to change Update Settings as it is greyed out. I clicked on the Lock icon on the bottom portion, entered my password ...
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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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How do I restore a quarantined object in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012?

I normally know how to do this. From the main program window you just click on the Quarantine button from the lower part of the window. There are two tabs in the new window that appears, one is ...
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Is it possible to set up a service/application like Jotti's malware scan?

I would like to scan files that are under 500/100 MB. Sadly, Jotti only scans files up to 25 MB. Is it possible to set up a service like that at home? The only way I know to run so many anti-virus ...
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Is there a way to silently install and run combofix?

Does anybody know a way to run combofix without all the dialog boxes? I've tried guessing at a few switches, /s /silent etc, but none of them work, and I can't find any info googling it. Let me know ...
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Macbook All ram being used with no apps open

I recently was teaching this kid to program, and he wanted to teach me some things in screen flow, so he showed me where to get it, and I got part way through the installer, and then I quit it because ...
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Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 - Database have not updated for a long time

I can't seem to fix the following situation. On a Windows 7 computer Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 is installed, with a working license. Every other day the user gets a popup where it says the database is ...
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lsass.exe constantly using about 25% of CPU

Recently noticed that my computer was running a bit slow and saw that a program which I have never seen before, lsass.exe is using about 25% of my cpu nearly all of the time. If I close it I receive ...
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Spam emails in a business Netwok

We have a network server in our business and all the stuff use outlook 2010 for our communication. We also have a company email and each employee has his own company email. Two days now the employees ...
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Disable Clamav / Amavis / SA in Postfix on Debian

I would like to disable Clamav / Amavis / SpamAssasin in Postfix on Debian Squeeze 6.0.8 as I have I outsourced my AV to other server. I tried commenting content_filter and receive_override_options ...
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How do you find the file that Avast Anti Virus is blocking connections from? (notification window doesn't give full path)

Avast keeps going off and popping up saying C:\...\Update.exe has been blocked but doesn't give me any more information. How do I find out what file is being detected and what connection is being ...
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send anonymouc usage information to mcafee(recommended) is it ok to chekc this option?

while installing McAfee, I am getting a message "send anonymous usage information to mcafee(recommended) " is it OK to check this option or should I uncheck it . ?
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How to copy Kaspersky pure 3.0 virus definitions update to another computer?

I'm looking for a way of applying updates for Kaspersky pure 3.0 accross 5 computers without having to download the same files on all 5 computers. Is there anyway to achieve this?
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How I can delete virus file from Quarantine?

I am using Nod32 Antivirus 5 (I buy key for full 1 year). Today when I see in Tools it is showing me that there is 1 virus file in Quarantine. But when I am going into Quarantine it is empty!! I also ...
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Can I delete this Kaspersky Temp File safely?

Kaspersky files are taking a lot of space and so I went online and found out how to delete Kaspersky temp files. However I couldn't find any files ending in .tmp (yes, I have show hidden folders on) ...
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computer simulates attack and freezes websites

My Dads computer keeps simulating attacks (beeping) and then freezes on certain websites but also random new sites we go to. It used to work just fine on those sites but all of a sudden started to ...
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how to fix external HDD become 1.0KB shortcut

When i open my external hdd, all i can see is just 1.0kb shortcut that is the same name as my external hdd and when i click it i would redirect me all my files. even my flashdrive is experiencing the ...
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executables on external hard drive detect as viruses

I've been avoiding this issue for quite some time, but I feel like this is a good time to ask about it. I have an external hard drive loaded up with most of my important and large files. for a few ...
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AVAST 7.0 is not running with windows 7 ultimate

I downloaded avast 7.0 version for my laptop running on Windows 7 ultimate. After installing, when I started scanning my system it says Avast is not running please start it first. When I ...
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AVG and AD-Aware system scan in multiple partitions?

I have Win7 with AVG + AD-Aware installed running in a (C:)50gb NTFS partition and all Admin files e.g. Desktop, Documents, Music, Videos, Downloads etc.. are stored in a separate (D:)150gb NTFS ...
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Msmpeng.exe is Making Me Tear My Hair Off!

msmpeng.exe causes CPU spikes that happen every 15 mins or so, and it has finally got to me. As far as I can remember, I started facing this after installing MS Security Essentials on my Windows 7 ...
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Where does forefront log which files have been scanned?

Does forefront keep a log of files that have been scanned? And if so where does this log exist?
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Acer windows 7 - I can not download updates and I can not install McAfee program

My installed McAfee program kept telling me it wasn't receiving updates and that I wasn't protected. I uninstalled it but now I find I'm unable to reinstall it. I can also see that Windows Update has ...
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Avira Antivirus 10.0.0.67 does not update automatically

Avira Antivirus 10.0.0.67 does not update automatically Manual (by button) update works. Windows Firewall disabled. Avira was updated from 9 version. Uninstall and then clean install - the same ...
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Virus Attack. Backup drive reads empty while files are not wiped

I had a virus attack which is preventing me from accessing all my data on both the computer and my backup drive. When I connect the drive, it still shows as having the files on it but when I open the ...
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How to delete folder.exe virus in window server 2008

I have plenty of folders .exe files in my computer. I have dual boot with ubunut. Nowas i have server 2008 i can't install any free anti virus there. Any other toolwhich can help me or ubuntu tool ...
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Locate and transfer NOD32 Virus updates to next computer

I have two PCs. I have installed NOD32 in both of them. In order to update the virus defination i need to update both of them. Can i just update in one and transfer or use the same defination/update ...
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Avira Antivir - Update files have wrong name (IVDF instead of VDF)

I am using Avira Free Antivir. I just upgraded from version 9 to 10. I've never been able to get the virus update files from Antivir, using the "update" feature of the software - it just doesn't ...
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McAfee enterprise 8.5 & SharePoint

While trying to upload a file into the sharepoint 2007 document library, We are facing some issues. McAfee enterprise 8.5 is installed on the client machine (XP), will it be the issue?
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Reducing disk usage on Lotus Sametime

My Lotus Sametime (8.5.2) freezes every few seconds, while reading/writing to disk. Process Explorer show heavy disk I/O. I suspect sametime writes logs and the antivirus locks the file while it's ...
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How to protect my USB drive files from antivirus removal

I have recently purchased Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus and installed in my PC. When I connect some virus affected USB, it completely removes all the content of my USB. How I can save my USB ...