Taken literally as the "opposite" of a computer virus, an anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove any potential threats to a computer system.

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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 ...
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Antivirus for Firefox

Looking for Antivirus software under Windows7, which will not be installed as service and won't start at boot, but just will scan files downloaded in Firefox. I understand that Firefox is using ...
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How to recover c:\windows\drivers\*.sys files

I have been infected by rootkit.win32.agent.biiu. I boot up with 'Last Known Good Configuration' and do a full scan with Kaspersky. It catches many c:\windows\drivers\?.sys and either deleted or ...
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Does Mac OS X need an antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Anti Virus Software needed for a Mac (OS X); If so free solution? Should people running OS X get antivirus software?
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linux antivirus software [closed]

Which antivirus software on Linux is most popular?
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.htacess virus - does anyone know how to get rid of this thing?

Every couple of days my computer suddenly has the .htaccess written to very folder on it. I have to do a del /s .htaccess from my C: drive to get rid of them. I've got AVG and MalwareBytes on but they ...
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eset nod32 gui freezes during load

I have been using ESET NOD32 anti-virus without problem for quite some time now, but just recently the egui page of it has started freezing (the splash screen never goes away). If I kill the process ...
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How to prevent viruses to hide files automatically in Windows XP?

Well, I've read the similar questions and did not find what I need. I use ESET Smart security and I've scanned the computer twice but still "Do not show hidden files and folders" is controlled by the ...
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How to check for false positive?

Looks like I've been infected by a virus, namely NSIS:Downloader-BX [Drp] in file named DpiSca.exe but... I wasn't visiting any usual suspect sites (warez, pr0n etc) and nobody else was using my ...
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Various ways by which my computer could get infected by Virus

1) What are the different ways by which a computer could get infected by virus or nay other malicious programs. 2) What precaution should I take 3) What to do if I get infected by a new kind of ...
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Pendrive is not detecting

I had a westcon pendrive. recently i scanned that device with kaspersky anti virus software and deleted virus, from there onwards when ever i tried to open it says "Please insert a disk into drive ...
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Removing a rootkit from the MBR.. without formatting?

I have run hitman pro and found 'traces of the TDL3 Alureon' rootkit on the computer. However, running TDSSKiller would of solved this issue - but - apparently the symptoms keep coming back so I ...
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Antivirus for netbooks: AVG, GData, or something else?

I have a HP Mini 110 running Windows 7 32 bits (RAM 1 GB, HD 150 GB, CPU Intel N270 1.60 GHz). When I bough it, I was suggested to use AVG, or GData. Which one do you suggest? Are there other ...
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Is virus protection neccesary with unprivileged users?

If an user does not have admin privileges or privileges to edit the registry, is there any reason to have antivirus software installed?
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What percentage of all viruses are detected by anti-virus software? [closed]

I suppose that there are every day new viruses detected, that it is hard for the software companies to keep up. As a consequence there has to be a significant amount of any kind of malware, to which I ...
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Protecting a data traveler drive's data by running anti-virus automatically on plug

How to Protect a data traveler drive's data by running anti-virus automatically on plug.the anti-virus program must be on removable drive.Any software will be preferred on script or programming.
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Kaspersky 6.0 Workstations with windows 7 doesn't work

I have a Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations v. 6.0.3.x, and the license is for 10 PCs. I installed it on Windows XP based machines and all of them work fine. Got only one PC with ...
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Is this Avast screen authentic?

Lately, I am getting this Avast pop-up as soon as I start my machine: I updated the software and restarted, and got the pop-up again. Is it authentic?
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Why are my Google searches redirected?

This machine was infected with various malware. I have scanned the system with Malwarebytes. It found and removed some 600 or so infected files. Now the machine seems to be running well with only one ...
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Avira Antivir - Update files have wrong name (IVDF instead of VDF)

I am using Avira Free Antivir. I just upgraded from version 9 to 10. I've never been able to get the virus update files from Antivir, using the "update" feature of the software - it just doesn't ...
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Not sure if a virus was removed

I am running AVG, Spybot and Malwarebytes AM. The resident shield in AVG detected a trojan horse (BackDoor.Generic12.BPKA) in the file WINDOWS\System\driveasyncmac.sys - AVG has indicated this is a ...
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Bypassing Trend Micro Officescan Online Website Monitoring

I get a free copy of Trend Micro Officescan from my university (the joys of being a computer scientist!), and I have it installed on my computer. Recently, it has started blocking a website that I go ...
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How did I become Infected with AV Security Suite?

Today, I was infected with the "AV Security Suite" malware. I believe it was this evening after viewing some links on digg.com (news aggregation site) using internet explorer. On one particular ...
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Why did my trial version of AVG stop working? [closed]

I have once installed the AVG internet security 9.0 antivirus. It was trial version for 30 day. After it was expired, I have downloaded the same antivirus. But when I am installing it is giving the ...
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How can I prevent Thunderbird/AVG virus detection prompts

I have just got back from holiday and have over 1000 emails sitting in my various mail boxes, but every few emails contains a virus (nothing unusual there). Now whilst Thunderbird and AVG do a great ...
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Is there a way to silently install and run combofix?

Does anybody know a way to run combofix without all the dialog boxes? I've tried guessing at a few switches, /s /silent etc, but none of them work, and I can't find any info googling it. Let me know ...
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AV Security Suite software interfering with programs running

I keep getting a popup with the title 'antivirus software' as well as a fake antivirus app getting run called 'AV Security Suite'. But the most crazy thing is, I can't start or run any app. Trying to ...
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Copy Updated AVG definitions to another computer

Situation: I've installed AVG Anti-virus Free on two computers and I'm using Windows 7 on both. One of PCs is connected to internet and I use AVG online-update to update it time to time, but the ...
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Install Nod32 antivirus silently?

I was hoping that I could find someone on here that may know if it is possible to install Nod32 on a client PC silently? We have some software that will copy the MSI to the remote PC and run it with ...
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Virus - Isn' t there any online solution? [closed]

In our daily life, we come across various Viruses. In this internet world, we do have lots of type of viruses come to visit us ! A programmer can create a Virus using programming & it can be put ...
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Disable using the desktop.ini file

How can I disable Windows Explorer in Windows XP from using desktop.ini and folder.ini files? Some viruses are on the flash card, and they can be in those files. Can I make Windows Explorer safe from ...
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Anti-virus for windows 7 home premium

Hi all I have a new laptop with Win 7 Home Premium. this machine came with already installed "MS Security Essentials" anti virus. I've installed on the laptop another protection "Symantec Endpoint ...
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Install McAfee And Nod32

I have a computer with windows XP service pack 3 as an operating system.This computer is in a network with McAfee update server.This server will install and update McAfee client in all computers in ...
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Maybe I'm infected?

In the last two weeks, when I was using MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema) to watch some "justyfied" episodes, my F-Secure Client Security antivirus software alerted me that there was a threat ...
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How can I regain administrative privileges after a virus infection?

Is there software that allows you to bypass administrator restrictions? The problem is a virus has restricted me from doing anything; I can't install anything because I don't have the administrator ...
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Mac Security - Which one?

Recently I had my credit card cloned. A few hours after shopping at an online store (in which I trust and buy since 2006) I received a call from my bank asking if I recognize a $5,000 debt to a ...
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Browsers forwarding to random website automatically

i have a strange problem... whenever i type any website name in the browser (mozilla or IE), instead of showing the website i typed it forwards to another website this happend when i installed a ...
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How to disable Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus?

I am running Symantec Endpoint Protection under Windows XP. Even when I click "Disable Symantec Endpoint Protection" on tray-menu, antivirus still doesn't allow to copy files which it finds ...
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Is there an application to check a site for infections?

A friend of mine says that a site I frequent was reported by his antivirus software to be infected with a trojan. I can't confirm this because I'm on a Mac, and he's running PC so nothing happens on ...
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How to prepare and secure a Macbook Pro for work/office?

I plan to use my Macbook Pro at work/office. Before I do so, I will need to speak to my manager on how to properly prepare and secure it since this is the first Mac that will be regularly used on the ...
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What is Anitspyware Soft? How do you remove it?

I think my PC has been infected by something! IE does not work: "Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!" Pop-ups are pointing me to ...
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File types and locations (if any) to exclude from AntiVirus scanning?

Should I add any file types to my anti-virus's file type exclusion list? If so, which types? Should I add any locations (specifically for Windows 7) to an exclusion list? If so, which locations? ...
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Kaspersky AV is slowing down my connection significantly

I'm using Kaspersky AV 2010, and I've noticed recently in Firefox (DownThemAll download manager) that my download speed has been significantly reduced after installing Kaspersky (from 450 kb/s to 30 ...
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How can I control when Microsoft Security Essentials Updates Itself?

I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on a Windows Vista SP2 box. Every day in the 4 PM hour MSE updates itself: The green fortress icon in the notification area displays an animated download ...
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Do i really need to have “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” update

I got a prompt for windows update and it is update of "Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool" Do i really need to have "Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool" update..... even if i use Kaspersky ...
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Can't access a partion that has a virus on it

My wife's computer had a virus alarm go off, so I am looking into it. The virus is supposed to be on the D: drive. I wanted to talk a quick look at the file, but I cannot not. It has one file that ...
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What antivirus software supports updates without an internet connection?

I'm putting antivirus software on Windows 7 computers in the middle of Africa. The computers don't have internet access, but still need to be protected against viruses from CDs and thumbdrives. ...
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Malware - Technical anlaysis

Note: Please do not mod down or close. Im not a stupid PC user asking to fix my pc problem. I am intrigued and am having a deep technical look at whats going on. I have come across a Windows XP ...
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Choosing a Good Antivirus for Mac OS X [closed]

So I've seen some posts on what free anti-virus software is available for Mac. But is there any paid anti-virus software that is better than those that are free?
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Windows xp : possible virus

I think my son downloaded some thing from internet and possibly infect the computer. The Google chrome browser will not start any more and after an hour of using computer he gets some sort of blue ...