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

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How do I explain how Anti-Virus protection works to a non-Super User?

I found this question which expalins a little in detail of how Anti-Virus softwares work exactly. But I just had a client ask me this, and I really couldn't give him a good, simple, easy to understand ...
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Is it legal to use Avast Free on a business PC? [closed]

We have a really small company ( 2 person ) and we just started it. There is a server with Windows XP (no need for Windows Server or anything else). Anyway, we need an anti-virus. Is it legal to ...
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Do virus definition files typically contain definitions for other OS viruses?

Let's say I have a Mac which I believe is infected with virus. I understand the best course of action is to scan the drive from a bootable DVD. However, will this work if my DVD is a Linux distro? In ...
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Avast Antivirus downloading data from net even when told not to update

This is a strange problem that I have never seen before. I have two machines, both running Win 7 and running the latest version of Avast, both seem to be downloading large amounts of data. I noticed ...
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Microsoft Excange antispam forges

Could someone please tell me about How MS Exchange fights against spam. I have experienced Mdaemon server setup. It could use DNS records checks (existance of ptr record, accordination of peer ip ...
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Windows 7 says Avast is off, but it's not! Am I infected?

I have Avast Free antivirus installed on Windows 7. I just noticed that Windows Action Center (the white flag icon in task bar) warns me about activating Avast antivirus, and even if I click activate ...
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How to make my notebook up

After i update my anti-virus s/w, my notebook can't reboot normally, what happened? It just sitting on the welcome screen, displaying it is loading some configuration. Somebody please help me, i don't ...
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Suggested benchmark for testing CPU footprint of antivirus software

Our organization is currently running Symantec Corporate Antivirus, which is rumored to be a big resource hog. I know that we do have a lot of older machines that are running slow. Our PCs are all ...
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Should I install antivirus software on my SSD?

I know I'm supposed to install my games and resource-intensive apps on my solid state drive, but should I install my antivirus software, spyware removal tools, Trillian, and other frequently used apps ...
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Is there a free portable version of F-Prot Antivirus available? [closed]

I'm looking for a portable AV for my USB-Stick (currently using ClamWinAV), and heard that F-Prot is good. Do they offer a free (earlier) version with up-to-date virus definitions, if so where can I ...
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Can a malicious program infect a computer from another computer on a typical home wireless network?

Can a malicious program infect a computer from another computer on a typical home wireless network?
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One time virus scan

I don't have an anti-virus software on my machine, and I don't want to install one. I've been fine with no such software for plenty of time, but now I ran into suspicious behavior, and I want to scan ...
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Trend Micro SysClean.com needs da5 but I can only find da6

The Trend Micro command line scanner SysClean apparently needs an up-to-date definition file for spyware that ends in da5. However, the download list from Trend Micro only has a definition file ...
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Do I need an Anti-Virus in a virtual environment?

I have installed Fedora on VirtualBox specially for malware testing. Do I still need an anti-virus protection in Fedora?
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How to install anti-virus without administrative rights?

In situations where the PC has no CD drive and operating a guest account with limited privileges, how to install an anti-virus tool? Malware is not permitting to open any anti-virus vendor's site and ...
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Anti-Bad activity protection

I am rebuilding my PC. Along with the regular 3AM Windows-Update, I think I need the following: Anti-Virus What other kinds of protection (eg Anti-Spyware) do I need / should I get? Should I get ...
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How to report a malicious site to Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, etc. so that they will warn users

I completed a project a year ago. Now a few modification were needed. While trying to test the site, there was an index.html file with a malicious script which had an iframe to another site's jar ...
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What explains the differences in testing on different antivirus comparison sites?

There's a whole range of antivirus testing sites on the web. Some are obviously linked to a certain brands, others far less obvious. I found a range of sites, all giving a rather different view on ...
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avgnt.exe avira gmbh

After the last update of Avira, every time I turn on the computer, I get this message of an exe file that wants to run. Even though I always uncheck the "ask me before opening this file", the message ...
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anti virus whats the difference between these all? [closed]

i am getting an antivirus software and the ads from buy.com look nice but left me utterly confused. also their support was of no help. McAfee Total Protection 2011 is what i am looking at but dont ...
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Antivirus impact on SSD

I've just purchased an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD drive and I'm trying to understand how various pieces of software could impact it. I'm going to be running Windows 7 on it. My current choice of antivirus ...
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Windows: How to disable all 3rd party security products?

A friend is having issues with a program that connects to the internet. i am fairly certain that there is an issue with a 3rd party product that either blocks outgoing connections blocks incoming ...
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ESET nod32 antivirus creating huge files in temp folder

I'm running ESET nod32 antivirus on Windows 7 64 bit machine. I can see huge files being created and being locked by the ESET nod32 antivirus .Why is this?
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urlseek.vmn.net problem

Whenever i try to open some websites it suddenly redirects me to links like these ...
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Move Kaspersky Virus Definitions Update to Another Computer

Is it possible to move Kaspersky virus definition to another computer? I have two computers, both PCs, which Kaspersky is installed on. My Internet connection is slow and my Bandwidth is limited. I ...
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Prevent installation of Security Scan/Anti-virus software?

Is there a way, in Windows, to prevent the user from installing all of the 'free' security scan or anti-virus software that seems to come bundled with so much free software these days? We provide ...
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how to remove this virus permanently from my computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conficker.Exe Removal i have a windows XP sp 2 computer with windows XP sp2 on it. I have McAfee enterprise virusscan installed and recently i keep getting these ...
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what to do if computer is blocking antivirus/antimalware updates

I'm currently using a public computer that has no antivirus installed so I installed avast free, and I have here a portable edition of super antispyware. But those 2 cannot seem to update. Regedit ...
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what is the difference between “Norton AntiVirus” and “Symantec antivirus”

what is the difference between "Norton AntiVirus" and "Symantec antivirus"? Are they same or different softwares? Which one is better? When compared to Microsoft Security Essentials, which one ...
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Virus protection without internet connection

I am looking for an antivirus solution that does not require internet access to offer basic protection. Our customer's computers are mostly not connected to the internet, but vunerable to infection by ...
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Windows 7: Free Key Logger [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Personal keylogger What free key logger software would you recommend for Windows 7? Something that runs in stealth mode and gets along with antivirus? Intentions: I ...
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Is there a replacement for now discontinued Symantec Corporate AntiVirus software? [closed]

I have been using Symantec Corporate AntiVirus for a few years and I'm very happy with it. I am now reinstalling my system, and I went to the Symantec site to check for the new release, but I see that ...
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Reinstalling XP after a PC has been corrupted by a virus

A friend of mine has asked me to work on his PC for him. He got a virus, which apparently really messed things up a lot. He basically just wants to have it wiped clean and start over again. I'll be ...
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Do I need antivirus software with Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How important is an antivirus program? I remember hearing that a Windows XP machine could be infected after being connected to the internet for 20 minutes, without the ...
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How to know if any antivirus is installed on the machine or not?

I want to know if any antivirus software is installed or not... I have observed that when we install any antivirus how it detects the presence of any other antivirus if its pre-installed on that ...
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Updating Symantec Enpoint Protection's Proactive Threat Protection Without an Internet Connection

I have a computer that is not connected to the Internet. I update Symantec Endpoint Protection's Antivirus and Antispyware Protection manually. The Proactive Threat Protection always says "Waiting ...
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AntiVirus 2010 virus

Family members computer got the AntiVirus 2010 trojan. Had computer on for some time before noticing it so it got really corrupted. Only way to stop from copying itself was to scan HD as a secondary ...
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Remove McAfee antivirus

Can someone help me to remove McAfee anti virus from Windows Vista? I tried to do that in various ways: Control Panel/Programs and Features/Unistall, but the uninstall button doesn't exists. ...
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Is antivirus software on a Linux desktop more or less secure? [closed]

On a Linux desktop (not a mail server for Windows machines, or similar), but sharing a network with other Windows machines, would you say your network is more or less secure running a Linux antivirus ...
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How to delete folder.exe virus in window server 2008

I have plenty of folders .exe files in my computer. I have dual boot with ubunut. Nowas i have server 2008 i can't install any free anti virus there. Any other toolwhich can help me or ubuntu tool ...
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Log into Windows XP just shows desktop

There was a virus on my pc, which I solved using Malwarebytes, but now when I log into my pc it just sits on the wallpaper. It wont load anything up, I cant even do crtl, alt, del. I left it for a ...
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Windows 7 Symantec Endpoint Protection Problem

In my company, we use symantec endpoint prodection. But i have an update problem like this. How can i solve it? Can Windows 7 block symantec update?
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how i can write test virus? [closed]

i have a website and in website some people can upload files .... and when user upload file it must scan from virus by antivirus ... so i need test virus have the following extention (.doc ,jpg, png, ...
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Locate and transfer NOD32 Virus updates to next computer

I have two PCs. I have installed NOD32 in both of them. In order to update the virus defination i need to update both of them. Can i just update in one and transfer or use the same defination/update ...
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Which antivirus scans computer without installing?

I am searching for an antivirus which can run from portable drives so that whenever I get infected computer on my way I can scan it using my drive and clean the infected one and install new one ...
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How to do a virus scan on multiple users?

I would really like to know how I can run my virus scanner so it scans multiple accounts. How do I configure this?
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Microsoft Security Essentials howto auto download definition updates

I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my antivirus on my Win7 box. New virus definitions to Security Essentials are installed using Windows Update. However, the updates are marked as optional by ...
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Remove FolderName.exe virus from pen drive

When I shift a folder into my pen drive, the folder is hidden and the same(folder).exe is created against the folder. how to solve it. I have tried with formatting the pen drive. No result. Please ...
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Linux livecd antivirus that doesn't need internet connection

I'm looking for a bootable (livecd) cd that will perform an antivirus scan on a computer without needing an internet connection. It should have its latest virus signatures included so I can simply ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials Not Monitoring

When I boot into Windows Vista, Microsoft Security Essentials is set to run when the system starts. When I open the program, it says Microsoft Security Essentials isn't monitoring your computer ...