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

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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. ...
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Questions about malware

I have a couple questions about malware and exploits that I hope someone could answer to help me better understand those topics. First: I know of two dominant ways to spread malware. The malware ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 / 8 is one Antivirus software enough?

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Windows 8. In Windows 7 I have Antivirus / Internet security Software from Symantec. Is it enough if I scan the Windows 8 partition lets say once a week or ...
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Installed new Antivirus Software now Computer is extremely slow! Can I fix that?

Yesterday I installed a new Antivirus as my old licence was not valid anymore. I chose the free Avast. Now the pc is extrem slow. It takes about 8 min to start (before with Kaspersky it took 2 min). ...
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Linux and safe Web browsing [closed]

Is it possible for a Linux system to get infected from Web browsing to a site with malicious code, malware, or trojan? I run Fedora Core 18 (KDE), Firefox 20.0 for Linux and Konquerer 4.10.1. I ...
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Antivirus for my virtual machine [duplicate]

I have a home computer with Windows 7 64-bit Pro installed. For nearly all of what I do, this setup works great, but I have some web applications which won't work. I've experimented and discovered ...
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Logging everything a program does

I am creating a virtual machine that is equipped to test fishy .exe files. Is there such a program that allows you to see exactly what files a .exe is creating or things such as processes it is ...
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How long should I wait for a virus to be removed before attempting to shut the process down and try again? [closed]

After a 7 hour scan of over 200GB of backed up information on my external hard drive MSE found a single virus Win32/cmdow.A within a rar installer of an open source expansion of a game .. and it has ...
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Why does a certain program need .NET Framework and SQL Server?

My question is not intended to provoke a deep discussion, I'm just looking for peace-of-mind. I'd like to download and play this simple game: ...
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Web browser in virtual machine spawns error on host machine

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 in VmWare Player, and my host machine is running Windows 7 x64. I was browsing the Web from within the virtual machine, and somehow the site I was visiting tried to infect my ...
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Hitman Pro scan results [closed]

I installed Hitman Pro (trial version) a while ago on the recommendation of someone on either this forum or the MalwareBytes forum when I was trying to remove the globasearch virus from my computer. I ...
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What does an AVG “False alarm” message mean?

My question is about the category of AVG alerts which contain the text "False alarm", such as the one that appears in this old forum thread: ...
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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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Securely transferring files to new computer

I currently have a really old computer with tons of viruses on it and I have bought a new one recently to replace it. The problem is I still have some files on my old computer that I need but I'm ...
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Registry key for virus protection

Does anyone know if Action/Security Center uses a registry key (or file) to determine whether or not to notify the user that no virus protection is installed? I'm not trying to turn off ...
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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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Antivirus in Virtual machines to scan host machine

I have a host Win 7 system, with a virtual machine running Win XP installed on the host. I have an antivirus installed on the host and also on the virtual machine. Now, my host machine has to deal ...
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Repaired MBR from WinXP, now Fedora won't boot

I have a machine on which I installed windows XP and then installed Fedora 18. Everything worked fine when booted Fedora first time. But when I booted XP my antivirus software prompted me with a ...
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Do I need a virus program in a virtual environment? [closed]

I have a Mac OSX running Parallels desktop with Windows 7. Do I need an anti-virus program? And what free program would be the best if I do? It is also shared on the network.
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presario powers up but screen never lights up

I have a Compaq laptop Presario CQ61. The unit powers up but the screen doesn't light up. I downloaded a Kaspersky update, rebooted and the screen had a small check mark in the upper left corner. I ...
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What is the reason behind windows 7 going very slow and Kaspersky not detecting a single virus?

I have ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 installed on my laptop. The windows 7 was working well for a few years and suddenly it started giving problem and became unbearably slow. i suspected virus and ...
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Chrome Downloads Virus Scan Failed

Chrome just recently updated (Version 24.0.1312.57) and I can't download files no more. I think the latter is the result of the former. Internet Explorer (8) has no problems. OS: Windows XP SP 3. ...
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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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Fin scan detected

I have been using the same computer with the same isp and firewall for quite some time now. However since the past 2 days I kepp getting atleast one alert log telling me that a fin scan is underway. ...
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fake connection success on os X 10.8

I am working on a MacBook running 10.8.2, and when I make a connection to port 80 to a server that doesn't respond (because of network issues, typically), something on the machine causes the connect ...
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Why is Kaspersky avp.exe making tons of HTTP requests?

I'm working in Visual Studio and debugging an Azure cloud project with Fiddler running so I can debug HTTP requests, and I noticed gobs and gobs of HTTP requests being generated by avp.exe. That's ...
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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 copy Kaspersky 2013 virus definitions update to another computer?

I have 5 computers and installed the same anti-virus (Kaspersky Internet Security 2013) on all of them. Now I want to update the anti-virus on the computers. Since my bandwidth and time are limited, I ...
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Why do scan results of hacked/hacker applications always indicate infection? [closed]

Whenever I scan a patch, keygen or a hacked application (using an online scanner service which scans with 20+ different antivirus software) the results always say that the file is infected. Do hackers ...
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I can't open/ping any antivirus sites

I have a problem with a virus in windows 7, I don't know what kind of virus is infected my OS, I installed kasersky antivirus, and clear all detected viruses. After that I can't open any antivirus ...
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Removal of Svchost.exe virus

My computer has blue screened on and off over the past week or so and a system restore had fixed this up until yesterday. Yesterday I noticed that Norton Antivirus kept sending a notification that ...
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How can I prevent avira antivirus for specific files?

When my computer starts and in 30 minutes intervals after the start, Avira antivirus alerts me of these files as a virus but they are not. I created these files. How can I prevent Avira antivirus ...
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Lightweight non-intrusive virus/malware protection for Windows Vista? [closed]

I don't know much about Windows, but my girlfriend has a windows Vista laptop and it seems to get frequently bogged down by the McAfee virus/malware protection she has installed and it becomes almost ...
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Do I need an antivirus on a Minecraft server?

I'm about to open a dedicated server for a game called Minecraft. The server is running Windows Server 2008 R2. The problem is, I don't know whether or not I should install an antivirus on it. No one ...
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Keeping a laptop clean of viruses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I've just got my laptop cleaned of dust and completely wiped - i.e. set to factory ...
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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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Is win32/keygen dangerous? [closed]

When we download some of illegal software an antivirus often warned about win32/keygen From this link I see Kaspersky said not-a-virus:Keygen. Is win32/keygen dangerous?
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Scanning php uploads in tmp directory with clamdscan fails

I can't seem to get this thing to work, some permission problem maybe, but i can't even run clamdscan normally form console with root the result is always Permission denied. for example i create a ...
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Kaspersky Security for Mac vs Kaspersky Virus Scanner from Mac Appstore

In the Mac Appstore you can find Kaspersky Virus Scanner for €9. On the Kaspersky website, you'll find Kaspersky Security for Mac, for $60. What is the difference between those two, except the price ...
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Is an antispyware really necessary?

I've been always running frequent antivirus scans on my computers, more because I am a security freak than because I really need them (I'm not one of those users that, after a browsing session, manage ...
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Do I need another anti-virus other than Defender? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Windows 8 require any sort of Virus protection? Jut got new laptop with win8 - the question is if I need some extra AV than windows 8 defender? On my PC with win7 I ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials for small business

According to MSE licence "Microsoft Security Essentials can be used for small business up to 10 PC." But if my company has about 40 PC then what can i do? Can i have a option of purchasing MSE? Or is ...
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Antivirus for Windows server 2008 r2 [closed]

Would someone, please, give me few recommendation for antivirus software on windows server 2008 R2? Do I need one, as nothing will be installed on server, it is not used for storing files? Are there ...
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Why would a legitimate application request to disable antivirus during installation?

Context: I recently was asked by a user (a person with no large technological background) a basic question: how he can disable an antivirus. When I asked why would he want to disable it, the person ...
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One-way scanning to improve performance

For some time now, I've configured the anti-virus software on the systems on my network to only scan files on write, not on read, on-top of a regular full scan overnight. I base this on the ...
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How can I run Windows Defender while running a second anti-virus in Windows 8?

I want to run a Windows Defender scan while running an antivirus scan. In my case I am using Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus with Windows 8. Currently Windows 8 will close and disable Windows ...
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Antivirus, Firewall and etc [closed]

I've been using Panda for some years now, and in about a month my Panda Internet Security license is going to expire, and I am not going to renew it. I do not know much about AVs and firewalls and ...
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Every single application in Windows 7 (even these not using internet at all, like notepad.exe) trying to access internet

After some recent AV/FW software update (Comodo) and restarting my computer, I was alarmed with big amount of warnings that application "x" (where "x" is pretty much all of what I try to run) try to ...