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

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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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Cleaning up an infected computer? [duplicate]

I need to clean up my folks’ Windows Vista laptop, and I haven’t done it in years. Normally, I would install AVG antivirus, look through msconfig and remove non-essential start-up programs, and then ...
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How to format a memory card which is infected by a virus and antivirus is not able to delete it

I've bought a memory card which is recently infected by a virus. I tried to scan it with latest Bitdefender 2014 and Norton 2014 they both failed to delete the virus. Then I deleted the partition and ...
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What's the difference between “anti-virus”, “anti-malware” and “anti-spyware” tools?

Many products (such as Norton or McAfee) advertise as "anti-virus" tools or suites, while others advertise as "anti-malware" (like Malwarebytes), and even more as "anti-spyware" (Spybot S&D). Are ...
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Get windows to acknowledge malwarebytes as a valid AV

I am using malwarebytes, and as such have disabled Windows Defender's real-time protection (I have malwarebytes pro). However, now windows is complaining that I don't have an AV installed and that my ...
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Is running windows defender with malwarebytes safe?

In previous versions of windows, windows defender could safely be run with any other AV. However, with Windows 8, Windows Defender is essentially MSSE, which is an actual AV. Can they be run together ...
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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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What is this process “ctfprocdca.exe” doing on my machine?

I found this process on my working machine (win7 64bit), installed at location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Products\Input Processor\ctfprocdca.exe The process name may vary a bit. I try to google ...
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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 to install Norton Internet Security in my archos tablet?

I have purchased a Norton Internet Security where it's written in the box that this is good for computers and tablets both, with three licences. I want to use one of the licences for my tablet, ...
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Antivirus deleting files?

I am working with QGIS and noticed recently that some files (.shx) disappeared... I read somewhere on StackExchange that an antivirus may "clean" some folders (I have Avira and CCleaner). Is it ...
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“White-listing” USB drives in antivirus?

I was just reading some antivirus manuals and came across a mention that the antivirus will block all read/write access to removable media except for white-listed drives. Can somebody explain to me ...
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Deleting sentences in database file

I'm writing a MD5 based antivirus, and my friend send to me a document with thousands of samples and their MD5. All is fine, but I have to delete all sentences what contain "File does not exists:" ...
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In Security Essentials, how do I enable scanning of files previously restored from quarantine?

I had infected .htm files on a web server. I wanted to see the text of one of the files, so I could see the malicious code myself. However, whenever I would download one of the .htm files to my ...
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Why is flash player update package password protected?

I noticed this error while scanning the file "install_flashplayer11x32au_mssd_aaa_aih.exe": "SOME FILES COULD NOT BE SCANNED" And then I looked through the .exe file with 7zip and saw that the ...
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How does persistent cache works in modern anti-virus softwares?

I'm talking about Avast! and ESET's NOD32/SS here. Avast! introduced this feature like a year ago (can't remember the exact date). ESET did it in version 7. Just recently. Basically they both scan ...
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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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I don't use antivirus software (just MSE). Am I insane? [closed]

I know my way around computers, yet I feel safe using only MS Security Essentials. I feel that Norton (et al.) are bloated software suites, that aren't that useful and suffer from massive feature ...
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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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Where are panda antivirus exclusion config files stored?

I know should be easy to find having panda installed in one's computer, but my question isn't about general configuration, but more specifically about where are the files that hold the "virus" ...
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What would cause an .exe to vanish without a trace?

I have a few computers. One computer, at home, one day suddenly had its pgbouncer.exe vanish. The antivirus didn't have it in its virus chest [avast]. I couldn't find the bgbouncer anywhere. All the ...
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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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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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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 ...