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

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How to protect, in real time, a Network External Hard drive against viruses

I have tried everywhere for this answer but all suggestion fail. I use a network attached External hard drive for open storage in an internet cafe. How can I real time protect this drive against ...
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Anti-rootkit tool for Windows 7

Which anti-rootkit tool runs under Windows 7? I tried icesword 1.22 and darkspy 1.05 but both failed to start. Icesword gives me this error: Initialize failed[1]! And Windows tells me that ...
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How to turn off “The message was checked…” email signature in Nod32 antivirus version 4?

By default Nod32 antivirus (as well as many others) inserts its signature to every message it checks. IMHO it is completely useless waste of traffic, ink and paper (as many companies use to print ...
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symantec antivirus on client side

I have a problem with symantec anti virus on client side installation. I have XP operating system on my comp. I had a Norton anti virus with license version but last one month, it has been expired ...
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AV triggers on an uninfected file

A friend of mine works in a small company where no IT-guys are present. That's where I sometimes come in. After someone opened a suspicious e-mail, one of the executables of a program they use got ...
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How can I disable Microsoft Security Essentials?

Can I disable the Microsoft security essentials in Windows 7 ? How to do it?
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What anti-virus software could be used on Windows Server 2008 R2? [closed]

My Win2008 R2 server is protected only by Windows Defender. I REALLY doubt its capability. So, what option else do I have? PS. Win2008 R2 has only 64bit version. Thanks.
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aao.exe *32 in windows 7

I don't know what I did but a program shows up on my computer named "Win 7 Home Security - Unregistred Version". It scans my computer for viruses. But something is not right so I think it is not what ...
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Windows 7 Computer with no Anti-Virus and NO Flash Disks, How Secure?

I dual boot my computer with OpenSuse 11.3 and Windows 7. Am very reluctant to install an Anti-Virus on Windows, since I stopped allowing flash-disks when not in Linux. But I still access the internet ...
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Can not run even Microsoft security essentials- Windows 7

I have windows 7 64 bit running in my computer and i have been using Microsoft security essentials as my antivirus.It was running fine and yesterday when i was trying to do a system scan, It found ...
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Have I really downloaded a virus or is my AV software overreacting?

I have had the download and installation of Glassfish OpenESB stopped/interrupted three times now by F-Secure Anti-Virus. The virus it has found is "gen:heur.minggy". I haven't found much online for ...
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EICAR like antivirus test for Windows 64 bits

Is there any antivirus test program like EICAR for 64 bit Windows? I'm trying to check my antivirus protection downloading the EICAR test program as usual. The antivirus pops up an alert on the ...
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antivirus escaping from browser

hi till now i didnt get this type of problem its amazing with antivirus escaping.... see coming to our point i installed AVG antivirus in my friend sys they are using dell laptop with high ...
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Multiple Antivirus Software

I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my newly rebuilt laptop. When I was installing Adobe Acrobat Reader, it also installed McAfee Security Scan Plus - I did not see the option of not ...
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Conficker keeps coming back

I hadn't run into anyone who actually got this virus until recently when dealing with a new client that didn't believe in patching their systems and consquently have been hit with this pest. I was ...
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Where does HijackThis store its ignore list?

The first time I run HijackThis, I can mark a bunch of the settings to be ignored on all future runs. When I use HijackThis at work, I want to be able to copy that ignore file to other computers - ...
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Can Windows based computers ever be secured? [closed]

In light on this excellent article series by Ars regarding the black security work by HBGary - HBGary claims to have coded several rootkits and had access to 0-day exploits that could compromise a ...
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Anti-virus to scan single files? [closed]

What's the best AV available if you just wish to scan single files after download and not wreak havoc constantly on your OS? Suggestions for both Windows and Mac OS X would be appreciated!
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Looking for a replacement to current Antivirus Software [closed]

About 4 years ago, I found Kaspersky and have been using the most current version since. Most people try and argue the use of AVG or Avast to me, and there are some very solid reasons I do not want ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...