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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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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 ...
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1hr to disinfect a computer [closed]

I constantly find myself in a time-binding situation where I need to clean a virus from a computer as fast as possible. The usual trick is to boot into safemode and disable the virus from ...
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Antivirus logging to Windows Event Viewer [closed]

I'm trying to find antivirus software with centralized management that logs 'everything' to Windows Event Viewer (or a text file). It will run in a server environment. I'm talking about these kinds of ...
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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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What kinds of protections against viruses does Linux provide out of the box for the average user?

I know others have asked this, but I have other questions related to this. In particular, I'm concerned about the damage that the virus can do the user itself (his files), not the OS in general nor ...
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Qvo6 and start.qone8 removal

It seems like I contacted some kind of chrome hijacker which changes my homepages to start.qone8.com and qvo6.com. This always happens when I connect with my google chrome account. I removed the file ...
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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 prevent ICE CYBER virus - Avira has allowed reinfection [duplicate]

The ICE CYBER virus is particularly nasty. I thought it snuck in while Avira Free Antivir was off, and then became active later. Being more carefull for the two days after removing it with a ...
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Am i infected with a malware or is it a graphic card issue?

This past month, i've been having many issues with malware, you can tell by looking at my profile, I'm so sick of it to the point where I'm really thinking to dump my windows, once and for all and go ...
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Maybe some kind of virus? Cannot open AntiVirus www sites [duplicate]

Win XP. Any browser (Firefox, Opera) cannot open several antivirus sites: eset.com drweb.com freedrweb.com avira.com bitdefender.com (but usual sites are all OK opened.) I checked: hosts file is ...
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Do i need to format my pc before installing mcafee antivirus? [closed]

Recently brought McAfee antivirus plus 2013. I was wondering if I first need to format my laptop(win 8) before installing it. Or it does it not matter if in case there is some viruses present on my ...
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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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I can only install drivers in safe mode

Recently, I've ran into a problem regarding the Hamachi network driver which just wouldn't install. I thought it was a hamachi specific problem but turns out I can't install any other driver either, ...
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How to find out if my MBR is infected?

I imagine that bootkits and other malware can install themselves in the MBR and be invisible to antivirus software running after the MBR was executed. Is there any way to execute an antivirus scan on ...
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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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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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Can a virus scanner show there is virus but actually not?

I saw a specific program has this explanation for some of the virus scans showing it is a virus: Virus scanner results: All virus scanner detection's are a false-positive as long as the MD5 matches. ...
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How far should one go to protect his PC? [closed]

I have windows 7, 64 bit, running two antivirus: Malwarebytes Pro + Malwarebytes Anti Rootkit Avg 2013 internet security (Anti Rootkit included) I had an issue yesterday and a user here on Super ...
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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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Dualbooted pc: would a virus downloaded on linux infect windows?

Most, if not all Linux and Mac users don't use antivirus. If you dualboot your pc, and you catch a virus on some website or whatever. Would it affect your windows partition if it's mounted on linux? ...
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Is it necessary to exclude “both” symbolic linked folders in antivirus?

I'm trying to exclude a folder from antivirus scanning, and I'm wondering if it's necessary to tell the antivirus (MSE) to exclude both "folders" in order to truly exclude the actual folder? For ...
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Anti-virus software removes registry entries

On Windows7 x64 with installed Kaspersky anti-virus program, kaspersky removes the explorer-context-menu installation of "imageconv" (software imageconv) If i stop Kaspersky, i can install and use ...
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Prevent McAfee Security Scan Plus from installing - ever

Whenever Flash updates, some colleague or friend keeps pressing OK, and without noticing, McAfee Security Scan Plus is installed (and it happened to me several times as well). Then, after a while, a ...
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McAfee deleting Counter Strike.exe [closed]

I have got McAfee in my Windows 8 PC. The problem arose when i installed Counter Strike 1.6 on my PC. McAfee quarantined the game launcher file(cstrike.exe) saying it was a "Generic PWS' or ...
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Does an antivirus with different versions receive different virus definitions? [closed]

Let's consider two scenarios. On one hand, a user has an ABCAntivirus version.1 program running on one machine and ABCAntivirus version.2 on another. Both machines have the same operating system ...
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Security certificate has been revoked Chrome

Some days back I started receiving below message in Chrome whenever I open site with a secure connection such as https://www.facebook.com or https://www.gmail.com Security certificate has been ...
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How do I find the source of my virus that creates popups when new programs start up [duplicate]

I have a virus on my windows computer. It seems to create new chrome tabs when I start using a new application. For example, if I go to Youtube and I start up flash, it may create a new tab. When I ...
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Avast Antivirus Free Edition produces error code 0x80046401. All shields are down. How do I enable protection again?

All the shields of Avast are disabled. The GUI module reports, "The avast! antivirus is off: Start" I can not manually enable Avast and when I try to do that, I get an error code: ...
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FOSS real time antivirus for Windows? [closed]

Can anyone suggest a open source antivirus software which is capable of real time scanning in any OS ?
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Permissions to allow Dropbox access but prevent Anti-virus access

My computer has some anti-virus software installed that runs constantly and checks for what it believes are malicious executables. I cannot disable or control the anti-virus software. I have dropbox ...
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svn unable to connect to a repository at url

I am using Windows7 + TortoiseSVN 1.8.0.24401 (64bit) svn was working fine but few weeks ago I installed Avast Free Antivirus, when try for svn-update it said: I also want to share one issue more I ...
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No Internet After Uninstalling Avira Internet Security

I am having an issue with one of client machine where after uninstalling Avira Internet Security I lost my internet connection. A weird thing is that, I can still open one website, but not the rest. ...
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Kaspersky 10 blocking my exchange server emails

i'm a system administrator for about 400 client machines and i need help please. I have recently installed Kaspersky 10 on my domain and now the individual users can't access their exchange emails. if ...
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Approx. what fraction of viruses will manipulate the installed antivirus program to make themselves undetected once they are in RAM? [closed]

If this percentage is high, why do people still bother to run AV after the PC is booted; why is it not the norm to boot from media (disc etc.) and then scan the infected disk (when there is no chance ...
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How do I disable avast notifications?

I use Avast 8 on Windows 7. It displays popup alerts all the time. I have disabled the annoying update notification voice alerts, but I'm unable to locate where I can disable the notification popups ...
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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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how to update McAfee through command line

I have McAfee Total Protection anti-virus installed on my computer and would like to commit an update through command line. How can I do that?
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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 ...
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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 virus be detected by scanning setup file?

I have windows 7 and use Avast free antivirus; I wonder if virus are detected by scanning the installer or setup file before starting to install, so that I am safe before the installatoin starts. ...
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How to secure a Windows ME system connected to the internet? [closed]

I am about to re-install Windows ME on an old Dell Dimension 4300. The computer is connected to the internet via a 2Wire 3600HGV DSL modem/router. What do I need to secure the computer? Do I need ...
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Outlook Express and free antivirus

I have a business that runs Outlook Express and recently they got hit by the latest 2013 fake AV scareware. They do have some type of version of Symantec AV installed but it has failed despite always ...
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Virus File For Testing AV Software

I remember running across a few threads that mentioned a file you could download that mimicked the behavior of a true virus. Obviously it is completely harmless and is only used to check the ...
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MBR viruses: Is that really possible? What do I have to do to prevent?

I'm going through a real mystery right now. My friend has a Sony Vaio VPCEG notebook and recently it keeps showing the following message: S.M.A.R.T Hard Drive detects Error. Please consider ...
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How to scan and detect spying software

I have a friend who caught his landlord in his apartment using his laptop (he moved out afterward). The next time he tried to log in, his password was changed. I fixed the password problem but I got ...
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Does a antivirus scan the RAM for virus detection? [duplicate]

Does a antivirus scan the RAM for virus detection?I am using a Mcafee, i don't know whether it's relevant, or maybe every virus works the same mechanism?
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Is it safe to load antivirus services after other system services?

Avast! antivirus let me choose whether to load its services before or after other system services. I noticed that by unchecking that box (and letting avast load first) the system boot hangs and it ...
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How to view the valid period of McAfee antivirus software?

For those that are using McAfee antivirus software; On my computer, there should be a place to view the validity of my user period, is there a way to see it?
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What happens if you install an antivirus program with another already installed? [duplicate]

Antivirus software always warns that any other antivirus currently installed should be uninstalled to avoid serious problems. From what I understand, one program may see another AV as a potential ...
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Completely remove Windows Defender from my laptop? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, it seems as if Windows Defender is causing severe problems with my Windows 7 x64 laptop. I would like to uninstall it completely - not just disable it, but get rid of it from my system. ...