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

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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 [closed]

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 ...
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is it okay to delete ntuser.dat from C:\programdata?

I ran the Combofix program to check for malware and it deleted ntuser.dat from C:\programdata. Is the file necessary in that folder?
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How Do Online Virus Scanners Work? [closed]

I have seen a lot on free online virus scanners available online lately. I was considering trying one of them out, but I have a question. If I have company word documents, excel spreadsheets, etc on ...
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Browsing not working in Windows 8

I'm using Windows 8 Professional installed on Windows 7 using the "Save my preferences and apps" installation option. The Windows works great, apps are downloading and I can listen to online radio ...
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Installing Avira Antivirus on Windows 8

I have a licence of Avira and recently I switched to Windows 8 but apparently I cannot install the Avira on Windows 8. Has anyone managed to install Avira on Windows 8 and how?
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Do I need Avast! if I have Windows Defender? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Windows 8 require any sort of Virus protection? I haven't got my head completely around Windows Defender for Windows 8. What is it? I have Avast! but it seems like ...
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How do I virus scan an individual file under Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add the Windows defender into Windows Explorer’s right click menu to scan a particular drive/folder/file on demand? From what I understand, Windows 8's version of ...
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How to allow screenshots with PrevX 3.0

I'm using PrevX 3.0, which blocks potentially dangerous screenshots from being taken. It's usually possible to use a dialog to allow a screenshot to be taken; this has now stopped working. Is there a ...
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Antivirus in Windows 8

I have been using Windows 8 for a while, and I have just remembered that I did not install any antivirus software. To my surprise, I don't think Windows 8 has ever shown any of the usual nag popups ...
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What is the “lightest” -> not messing with system registry antivirus [closed]

I am looking for antivirus for one shot. Just scan every piece of the system and delete the antivirus itself. I know that they are messing with system registry, slow down the system. I want to be sure ...
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Can other Antivirus solutions be used with Windows 8? [closed]

There is built-in AV software in Windows 8, will it will turn itself off when I install antivirus from another vendor? Should I install another AV, or will default one suffice?
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Does Windows 8 require any sort of Virus protection? [closed]

I have read about how Windows 8 is better and has better built in security... So the question is, do I really need third party Virus protection, or is the built in security good enough?
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Is this virus threat fake or is Waterfox infected?

Avast keeps popping up this notification: I did a full system scan and it didn't find anything. What should I do? Get a different antivirus? When I click on "more details" it takes me to this Avast ...
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Why does my company's software download get blocked by anti-virus programs when downloading from the company website but not other websites?

My company distributes software via website download off of a URL that is on our company's website. The download is an .EXE. We are getting calls from multiple customers saying the download is being ...
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Cannot stop Avira Antivirus service: access denied

I want to stop Avira Anti Virus services in services.msc. Stop service is disabled for me. I am administrator of the computer. I installed it from the same account from which I am trying to stop. If ...
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Does Windows need a 3rd party antivirus program?

My Windows 7 is alerting me to "Find an antivirus program online - Windows did not find an antivirus program on this computer." Do I really need such a program, or Windows is good enough as it is if ...
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Stopping Microsoft Security Essentials

This used to work. However after a recent Windows Update it is no longer possible neither to use net stop command nor the services applet to stop this service. It also seems not possible to use ...
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How do I set Microsoft Security Essentials to prompt me on what to do when it detects a virus or malware?

How do I set MSE to prompt me on what to do when it detects a virus or malware? It seems that MSE's real-time protection only allows a default automated option when it detects a virus or malware. In ...
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Disable Norton IS2012 from monitoring Visual Studio projects

I am currently developing a C++ application in Visual Studio and every couple of minutes I build an executable and try to run it. It takes a relatively long time and I am pretty sure it's the ...
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Why does Security Essentials notify me about custom DLL file?

I created a dll file with gcc(mingw). When I start my application Microsoft Security Essentials notifies me: Security Essentials detected items on your PC that it doesn't recognize Why does ...
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What is Antivandal in OS X? Why did it block port scanning? [closed]

I'm new to OS X Mountain Lion. I have installed VirusBarrier x6. When I browsed one site, an alert came through VirusBarrier that current site did port scanning (Antivandal) remotely. I blocked that ...
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Are these ads in AVG Antivirus normal?

My Windows XP PC started acting strange and I am right now actually in Linux running off of a USB drive. I am running Avast under Linux and it has discovered some viruses on my XP drive. Some of the ...
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Will viruses affect OS X Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Anti Virus Software needed for a Mac (OS X); If so free solution? I am using a Mac Mini with OS X Lion. Will viruses affect OS X Lion just like Windows (booting ...
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Is there a point in installing antivirus on Ubuntu?

I have recently started using Ubuntu. I am wondering about the point of installing antivirus programs on Ubuntu. On SuperUser, I found the opinion that it only detects "windows viruses" and removes ...
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Removing Trend Micro resulted in not being able to access the Internet [closed]

We've currently got Trend Micro as our anti-virus, but will be switching to Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP). (This is for Windows XP and Windows 7 machines.) My co-worker removed Trend Micro, but ...