Malware (short for Malicious Software) is a type of software designed to access a computer system without the owner's informed consent.

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Cuckoo with pfSense

I am trying to set up Cuckoo with pfSense, and it is either not getting the information from the Cuckoo server, or it is not correctly sending the info back to the result server. I am using a LAN ...
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Is This A Run32dll.exe Virus

I have two run32dll.exe processes, one in System32 and another in SysWOW64. Is one of them a virus or is it normal? Sometimes only one is there (SysWOW64) and this one uses 60-90 Mbs Of memory. ...
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Unidentifiable malware

For the past few weeks whenever I open any web browser the url bar says https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/amazo-irland/json2/urls/sRCH2.html then redirects me to either search.ask.com or ...
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Can't install drivers on Windows Vista

I'm running Windows Vista SP2 and I recently got a problem that is quite urgent. I cannot install drivers on my system. When I run (for example) driver executable, an error pops up saying "Driver ...
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How to delete Ads by AddFreeApp? [duplicate]

I really need help, I downloaded a software that installed this malware to my computer.. Now, I used adwcleaner,hitmanpro,malwarebytes and all of those found something but that wasn't it.. When I got ...
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How to remove “Ads by AdFreeApp” Malware in Google Chrome?

I have been looking all over the internet, to remove this Google Chrome based malware. I have encountered such malwares in the past, and I was able to remove it by disabling the extensions, delete ...
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Is Hotspot Shield safe?

I have the Hotspot Shield VPN on one of my computers. It works fine, but I've noticed that it runs in the background after I restart my computer and even after I removed it from the startup folder. I ...
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Windows Defender Service keeps stopping

Windows defender service keeps stopping all the time. After enabling it, it only runs for a couple of seconds but then stops automatically. I don't know what's the reason but I suspect malware ...
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Better understanding program detected as virus w/ sandbox

My AV solution detected a program as a virus. Can someone point me in the right direction to learn more about the following points? 1) What exactly about the program was determined as the triggering ...
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Does outlook.com email messages execute script or codes that may be malicious? [closed]

May i get infected by just opening an email message in webmail (outlook.com) that contain hidden malicious script without the presence of attachments or links in the message??
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Windows 7 Blue Screen 0x000000f7

Earlier this evening my computer crashed while browsing the web. I had three Firefox tabs open, on YouTube, Soundcloud, and PCGamer. While on PCGamer, the screen froze, and the sound replayed a small ...
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can i delete the mrt.exe files

I found these files in my F: drive inside folders having really long names like '5d458b2b9d3d1d12a6e4176ebea6'. I tried to find something about it and got really confused. Some sites say it is ...
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Is it possible to find out who opened a Chrome tab and how it was opened? [duplicate]

I'm trying to help a cousin. His browser (Chrome, on Windows 7) keeps opening rubbish tabs (containing ads and spam), maybe about several times a day. Is it possible to find out who opened them and ...
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How can malware affect a router?

I had a problem with my router (in the question Same popup on my devices, is there a malware? I wasn't able to reply) it was infected with malware.I checked the problem by changing the router and the ...
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Dealing with infected HDDs without getting infected [closed]

I'm doing some PC maintenance/repair for some clients, sometimes I have to deal with HDDs to recover lost data, or even backup. The problem is that most of them are infected with different malware ...
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Virus hijacking computer and network - what to do? [duplicate]

A few days ago I started having trouble with this virus that would infect my browsers and display ads. I've ran through various antimalware and antivirus software but to no avail. Went through a ...
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need help removing malware/virus (chromenotice.com) [duplicate]

Today i recognized some strange changes to my system which affected all browsers. They all had changed the default search engine to chromenotice.com... Removing the settings and plugins was not a big ...
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How could an unscrupulous company benefit from knowing my hard drive serial number?

I have recently run into some malware on my computer that has gathered up my computer's make and hard drive make and serial number, along with probably many other things. The malware installed itself ...
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Fake invoice attachments, what's the real functionality doing? [closed]

Over the last few months I've been receiving about 10 emails per day containing fake invoices, e.g. Good Morning The order below was sent over 28/05/15 (please do not duplicate). I am ...
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Lots of weird connections on my computer on various different ports

i have all these weird connections on my computer and i'm wondering if i should be worried? Could anyone explain where all these connections come from? Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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Why is my website is getting redirected from search engine results?

I have a website hosted on GoDaddy. The issue is, when I search for it on Google or Yahoo the result corresponding to the website has the right URL and description displayed, but when I click on that ...
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Applications flicker when I click the mouse

The best way I can show this is with games - which are entirely unplayable. Here is a video of what is happening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqb5qPencVE Notice that it happens every time I ...
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Can you get a virus from viewing Google images?

My browser is Google chrome. When I use chrome and I look at google images, I can do three things: (1) I can scroll down the page and look at images or (2) I can click on an image on the page and a ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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Advertising banner in Firefox - where does it come from and how to remove

I get an advertising banner at the top of all webpages I view in Firefox. I would like to know where this comes from and how to remove it. UPDATE I just realized, that when going with the mouse ...
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How does “dragon branch ads” get installed on a PC? [duplicate]

This annoying app called "dragon branch ads" was installed on my PC and I have no idea how or what installed it on my PC. My question is.. Does anyone know how "dragon branch ads" may have been ...
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My web site has been shut down because someone added some sort of malware [closed]

My web site has been shut down because someone added some sort of malware The host is Go daddy and the platform is wordpress. I am not able to get into the website to remove the malware. The web site ...
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An active extension that isn't in the extensions list?

I have an adware extension that announced itself as a "new extension" in my top-right drop-down menu. I clicked on that, thinking it would bring me to the extensions page, but rather than do that it ...
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How to remove luckysearches.com? [duplicate]

I accidentally opened an unknown sofware installer out of sandbox and kaboom! It installed lots of useless adware most of which was easy to remove, but even after following the uninstall instructions ...
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How could an old worm infect my computer on VMWare?

My current computer is on Windows 8.1, and using Norton. I've started to gain interest in old viruses, and therefor I've created an virtual machine using a software called VMWare (Workstation 11) ...
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Windows 8.1 - once a day this add appears in bottom right

Once a day, this add appears in my bottom right corner and I've tried all different things to remove it. At first I uninstalled those programs from control panel, then run different antimalware ...
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Extraneus message about security risk when I open a new Chrome tab

Today I start getting in Chrome a message saying: "I SEE YOU ARE A XXXXX CUSTOMER are you concerned that your Linux computer may have a potential security risk.... Please call toll free for ...
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Can Windows Viruses/malwares infect mac osx if installed through Wine?

I am relatively new to OSX in general, I started using it two weeks only, the app Wineskin (a.k.a Wine in Linux environment) is used to run a Windows application inside osx by creating the correct ...
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Eliminating “RightOfferApp” malware

I caught this insidious malware. It pops ads in searches and in new tabs in Google chrome. I have erased the folders that it created in Program Files (crap like "JustinBieber") but the ads keep ...
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Browsing an unknown website did freeze Firefox/Ubuntu

After checking my access.log of my Apache2 server (up2date) I got the following output: 179.217.17.165 - - [11/Apr/2015:01:31:46 +0200] "GET /phph/php/ph.php HTTP/1.1" 404 441 "-" "-" 179.217.17.165 ...
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Some malware in PdfCreator forces now my Chrome to Bing [duplicate]

How do I get rid of it? I already put Google back as default search engine in settings, completely deleted Bing from that list, and even removed Chrome and reinstalled it - it still refers to Bing. I ...
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Wierd double-click or folder navigation sound in Windows 7 while system is idle

Hi I am having a similar problem as found in this question and definitely not this one The time interval/pattern of navigation sounds I hear from the speaker is two continuous folder traversing ...
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Did malware take over my BIOS, preventing the utility from reading all of the blocks?

At one point I updated my BIOS to add UEFI version for Windows 8. I recently went back to Windows 7 after testing Windows 10 for a bit. However I have now found that my BIOS cannot be flashed, neither ...
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How do I access the internet with an infected computer that WILL NOT let me? [duplicate]

Im trying to fix my friends Toshiba laptop. She has Windows 7, no anti-virus and is infected with a virus. The computer shows no connection problems; but I cannot access the internet or download a ...
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Safely getting a file from a Mac computer with malware

A family member has a MacBook Pro with a file I need on it, but it’s pretty clear the Mac has some sort of malware on it. Regular Internet browsing—mostly via Google Chrome—opens up ad tabs on ...
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Malicious ads show on every site [duplicate]

Yesterday my brother's computer was showing ads on almost every site, the same ads in the bottom right corner with a black close button. Today, my computer started showing them. I use the same network ...
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CasperJS and “extensafree” virus

Today when i booted up my computer and when windows had loaded, Notepad++ opened which had the following file loaded into it: Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") ...
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Can't Get Rid of Mac/Linux Malware or Hardware Bug

My MacBook now has a permanent back door for some hacker that I can't seem to get rid of. I even tried booting from a Linux USB stick, wiping everything including the EFI partition, but every time I ...
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Is there any way to prevent a USB flash drive from being written to? [duplicate]

I see lots of articles about preventing a specific computer from writing to a USB flash drive or preventing malware from getting from a USB flash drive to a computer; what I can’t find anything for is ...
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Shadow copy recovered files contain lots of NULL blocks

A computer I am working on had most of the files on it encrypted by the TeslaCrypt ransomware program. I found that it did not delete the shadow copies and there may be a number of backups available. ...
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Found new malware not detected by antivirus. How to evaluate the threat?

On a Windows 7 workstation running an up to date antivirus suite (Kaspersky) I found several suspicious processes. To look at the process activity I used the excellent ProcessMonitor from ...
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Adult websites open on visiting any website in my chrome [duplicate]

Since, past few days, an adult website opens on visiting any website in Google Chrome. I have re-installed my chrome, and ever reset my chrome settings. Is their any option to prevent this virus? I ...
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unable to reboot after rescue mode by bitdefender

I am using windows 8 and bit defender total security. I recently went into rescue mode using bitdefender then I selected to reboot my computer. There is a black screen with text "reboot: Machine ...
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How do Malware like Coupon drop down land up in the Windows System without a trace in the Control Panel

I have the Windows Bit Defender updated and run Complete System scans biweekly. All the drivers and the operating System are up to date. In spite of this the Coupon drop down malware landed on my ...
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Were my DNS servers changed?

I recently stupidly clicked on a suspicious link and since then, Chrome stalls for a few seconds before reaching a web page. I suspect my DNS servers may have been changed (among other possible ...