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

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How to remove ping virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I have a virus on my computer that calls an executeable (ping.exe) in the C:\Windows\system32 folder. This ...
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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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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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Is it a virus on my PC?

Somehow sqlservr.exe launches cmd.exe (with very strange command line params) and ftp.exe processes on my PC, please see screenshots. I have already installed antivirus. What it could be, how to treat ...
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How do I remove the “System Fix” Virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My parents computer have apparently contracted a virus named "System Fix" I have diagnosed this from ...
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ekrn.exe is constantly writing to my HDD

I installed Windows 7 about five days ago, and I realized that the system is constantly using my HDD. I turned off file indexing, and every other services, without any effect. Now I downloaded ...
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Folders are hidden after scanning from Quickheal antivirus

Today when I scanned my pendrive with Quickheal antivirus it detected some virus but it also made hide all folders. All the folders are present in that usb drive as it is showing the same file size ...
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Is it possible to check Mac files for virus in a PC?

I have been on PC for almost 15 years :D and never touched a Mac (uncle bill will be angry on me!). A friend of mine asked me to get her something from torrents (somewhere you can find plenty of ...
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Cleaning up a boot-disk by mounting it in another computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I am helping a friend out who has made quite a mess of his windows PC. Problem is that thar are lots of ...
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Avast Antivirus has a strange version number

Avast! Free antivirus shows the version as 111101-3 Is this correct, or am I a target of fake software?
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Is it bad for the computer to have an anti-spyware and a separate anti-virus at the same time?

It is said that having two anti-virus software is bad for one's computer. But, I want to know if it is also bad to have an anti-spyware and a separate anti-virus at the same time. Should I just use ...
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What is the difference between aswMBR and the freely available avast antivirus?

Does aswMBR offer scan features not available in the free version of avast antivirus?
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How to restrict file upload from specific folder in windows xp [closed]

I am trying to make copy protection.I can protect from edit, copy,save as actions but i can't protect from file uploading.My netowrk users shoud be some is full controll and some is only view.View ...
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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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How can I safely switch to other Anti Virus software?

So, say I've been wanting to install other Anti Virus software on my computer (or install a newer version of my current software). Since in between installing, the computer is probably vulnerable to ...
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What should I look for in an antivirus program?

I've never really bothered with antivirus software or firewalls before, and it's never been a problem, but since I just invested in a nice new Windows box, I figured I'd get some extra protection. ...
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How can I stop Hotmail from sending e-mails containing virus links?

My friend's XP PC recently didn't have proper anti-virus protection. Her Hotmail e-mail contacts have received multiple spam e-mails from her over the past few days, each containing a link (which I ...
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Which antivirus is good for my typical usage? [closed]

I've got Windows XP and use MS Office and Arstisteer and browse the web. My McAfee expired and I'm about to renew it and would like to know if you think I'm doing the right thing buying it from ...
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Malwarebytes vs Anti-Virus? [closed]

What are the differences between Malwarebytes and a premium Anti-Virus? By premium, I mean anti-virus suites that isn't free (e.g. Norton and McAfee). Better yet, what are differences between ...
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Boot time scan of Avast: “XXX archive is corrupt”

I scanned my PC using the "boot-time scan" of Avast because I wanted to detect if there is a virus on my system. I didn't find any viruses after the scan but it did detect some archives that are ...
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How do I troubleshoot high CPU usage?

My CPU usage is very high by default. As soon as I starts a program it touches the maximum. After some time it becomes normal. I have a doubt that my disk is infected. So I tried to install ...
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Norton Enterprise Won't Uninstall?

I'm trying to uninstall Norton Enterprise on Windows 7. I ran the Norton uninstaller (the full uninstall), but it's interfering with my Kaspersky 6.0 installation. I've rebooted, but it's still listed ...
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How to avoid catching a virus on my pen drive when plugging it into a lot of computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virus protection for flash drives We know there is a lot of malware and viruses that stay on pen drives and attack the data or even the host machine data. To spread ...
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Does anyone have a patchset to get FastBT running on windows?

Short explanation: I am doing some anti-virus research. FastBT is very intriguing. It is a tool for doing something like binary instrumentation with a specific purpose of adding an additional layer ...
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For older computers what is the least real-time protection settings for Microsoft Security Essentials? [closed]

If I check all the following boxes in an old computer or one with minimal memory, the computer becomes slow or unresponsive while doing basic tasks such as playing music, opening documents and ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 uninstalled themselves without me doing anything

I left my Windows 7 x64 PC to do a backup overnight and when I looked at it in the morning, there was a pop-up saying I should go online to find an antivirus and enable windows defender. Turned out ...
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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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Are anti-virus applications able to find oligomorphic virus?

Today I was reading a technical papper and dicovered that some virus have funny particularity, they are mutable (their MD5 can change automatically from time to time). This virus are called ...
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My laptop won't access the internet or copy/cut/paste

I am not sure if this is related, but this started happening around when I removed Avira anti-virus and installed AVG, unaware that AVG is not compatible with my 64-bit machine. My Windows 7 operating ...
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Good resident anti-virus without HTTP, POP3 and LAN scanning, Windows

I'm looking for a good, low-footprint anti-virus package which fulfills these criteria: Strong detection rates against viruses and rootkits, from a vendor with a good track record for effective anti-...
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Virus Definitions Database Download Link For Symantec Endpoint Protection? [closed]

Where can I download the virus definitions database file for Symantec Endpoint Protection, so that I can perform an offline import-and-update?
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IS the advice about Windows Security Essentials accurate on this site?

Just come across this site: www.windowssecurityessentials.net/the-shortcomings-of-microsoft-security-essentials/ It's saying that Windows Security Essentials should only be used as a secondary anti ...
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How to scan and remove MBR viruses?

Once I read that the Windows 7 installation disc could clean an infected MBR. I also found an article that suggested one tool to scan the MBR for viruses. And I also read that one MBR virus could ...
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Non-resident anti-virus software?

Since 6 or 8 years ago I have stopped using antivirus on my main computers. Whenever I download a suspicious file, I would upload it to VirusTotal or use other online scanners to check whether the ...
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How good is Webroot antivirus? [closed]

I need to renew my antivirus, and I have norton 360. But my friend got webroot and offered to give me the extra one that came in the package. Should I switch?
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how to deal with viruses in windowsXP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? A very bad virus has struck my P.C. I am not able to open my control panel or add and remove programs in my P....
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How anti-virus on the host machine affects performance of virtual machines?

I'm diagnosing some issue with Oracle virtual box where virtual machine sometimes perform terribly slow (much slower then notebook with worse configuration): Notebook i7 (2 cores with HT = 4 ...
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Windows 7 CPU usage after update

After windows 7 updated and restarted it shows 98-100% CPU usage in task manager. But, it doesn't show any heavy process or thread using it. Are they hidden processes that the task manager doesn't ...
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Is spywarehelpcenter.com a reliable resource for malware removal?

I am looking for a good resource for removing a spyware program Security Shield. I know that many resources claiming to offer help are actually just proponents of additional spyware. The article I ...
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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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How do I make Windows XP recognize EXEs again?

I've got a virus "first" here. Basically a friend had gotten his system severely infected. He had 8 different viruses, and 157 different pieces of spyware (most of it likely replicated, but still). ...
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Something is deleting my hosts file

I recently had malware/virus on my Window7 pro computer. I am pretty sure it has been removed. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware no longer finds anything. And the computer is running pretty stable now. ...
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I can't access any antivirus site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My system has got infected. I want to download and install an antivirus. I can't access any antivirus site. I ...
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How do I deal with messages stating a file “Contained a virus and was deleted” in IE9?

While doing Windows Recovery I installed IE9 on my Windows Vista machine. This is the message I got when trying to download IE9 executable (or any .exe file) from IE9: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-enc-...
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Virus scan in Chrome (post-download)

I use Chrome reguarly, but I have used Firefox and IE in the past, and they both scan all downloads automatically. I searched around at one point a few months ago for an add-in or a feature that I ...
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Is there a software that can perform recorded user actions at a later date?

Is there a software that is able to record and perform the actions (clicks, entering of text, etc) that can be replayed at a later date. For example, I often place downloaded software into the same ...
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How do I disable Windows 7 PatchGuard?

A quick search took me to some sites which provide a driver to disable it. However, they don't look trustable and I'd not want to install a rootkit. What are some trustworthy options of disabling ...
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W32.Sality Virus Cleaning/Disinfecting tool, Please HELP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Is there any anti virus or tool which cleans or disinfect the w32.Sality virus instead of deleting/corrupting ...
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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 ...