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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Does anybody know how to uninstall a malicious chrome addon called websecurity?

Does anybody know how to uninstall a chrome addon called websecurity? One day it randomly appeared in chrome. It says it was installed by an enterprise policy. I have tried searching for its extension ...
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Facebook malware attack & said to use eset scanner I try 50 times

Your Computer Needs to Be Cleaned It looks like your computer is being affected by malware. We’ll help you fix the problem to keep your account secure and prevent malware from spreading to ...
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Windows Server Backup dedicated HDD and “locky” kind of malware - are the backed-up data protected?

I have recently set up a Windows Server Backup for one of my servers in the "Back up to a hard disk that is dedicated for backups" mode. In this mode, the whole drive is not normally visible in the ...
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Is it possible that I got a virus without clicking what I downloaded? [duplicate]

A couple of days ago I accidentally downloaded a file that looked very shady. My antivirus (Avira) pinged me that the file was suspicious, so I immediately deleted it, and then cleared my browsers ...
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I'm connected to unwanted Ip's derivated from chinese tencent virus. Want to remove them ASAP

I got a virus a couple of days ago and went through a good cleaning process in order to get rid of all that. I used MwB to do most of the work, then proceeded to eliminate the remaining files. I ...
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How does the locky malware work?

I've been hearing a lot about the locky malware recently. I've heard that it can be deployed through Word macros. I'd like to know how the malware can do it's thing without needing administrator ...
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File Segment Unreadable Error After Upgrade/Malware Restart

I tried upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 but the upgrade tool MediaCreation seemed to be held up when initiating the restart, so I cancelled the installation. Before I initiated the install ...
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Remove ads malware from Chrome

A malware smuggled its way into my chrome. It ads ad JS snippet into footer, before tag: However, what's peculiar is that I found that it only injects itself into one website: ...
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Is this a ransomware?

I just got this window on my main computer: Apparently, it's from Windows. I checked, the process EXE file is the original one (efsui.exe or something like that). But the thing is, I don't use EFS ...
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How can a malware site take control of Chrome?

I've had quite a scare today - the second time this month. I tried browsing to speedtest.net to test my connection, and I must have mistyped something (the last time that happened, I mistyped ...
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Computer infected with Skeeyah.A!bit [duplicate]

Today I did a virus lookup for my relative via Windows Defender, and it found an Skeeyah.A!bit trojan. Windows Defender has deleted it, and even after reboot he didn't find traces of that trojan. ...
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Ghost USB drives don't go away on Windows 10

Briefly, I have phantom USB drives that showed up a week ago. Rolling back to a "clean" backup that was stored on a disconnected disk didn't solve the problem. I had that previously when I had a major ...
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How to remove hidden folder shortcut malware [duplicate]

How to remove the virus/worm which creates a shortcut that runs a payload whose name is randomly generated. It puts the current content under a hidden folder. And displays the boobytrapped shortcut ...
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Is my router infected? DNS settings affected

I see that when I browse on my mobile devices (phones, tablets) in my network, the browser gets redirected to malware/adware that says my device is damaged and I should repair it, install some ...
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Cerber - why were some files not encrpted?

I was hit by Cerber on the weekend. This surprised me given I was running Grindsoft Anti-Malware in addition to Defender, although I suspect Grindsoft real-time protection was off given there had ...
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more problems post malware scan and defrag than before

ok so, the little hiccups my PC has been having have turned into a full on dry heave. the issues i used to have were as follows: I have windows 7 and for some reason it keeps telling me to shut down ...
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Received a .vbs on Skype and ran it

I received a .vbs file on Skype and ran it.. Please let me know if it does anything? the code contained
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Can Virtual Box/VMware infect the host PC when testing Cryptolocker?

Can cryptolocker encrypt the host PC if I test it on a Virtual Machine? Currently I am using 'NAT' as my network type or whatever...
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Hidden Files: Odd large system files taking up space on hard drive

In the above image there are four large files with names composed of what appear to be random (non-Roman) Unicode characters. I have no idea where they came from. Is anyone familiar with these? Do I ...
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How to remove Amazon Assistant that was installed by Java installer?

I recently did a clean install of Java about a week or two ago. It asked whether I wanted the Amazon button app installed. I opted NO. It still installed anyway. I removed it from Control Panel -> ...
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Weird-looking Registry entry under HKCU\Software\Classes (is it a virus)?

I wanted to set Photoshop as my default image viewer (need a workaround because Windows doesn't recognize it), so I have to edit my Registry. In the tutorial on the official Adobe website, they say to ...
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Youtube link gave me a virus?

I was watching a Youtube video, and I then clicked on a "View all replies" link under a comment. I tried this again 2 times, and none of the clicks had worked. Immediately afterwards, three console ...
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Why are my router's DNS settings changing?

I'm using d-link 2600U router (updated to latest firmware). My router's DNS setting keep changing and my browser redirects to adult websites and fake ads. I scanned my computer with this softwares: - ...
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Malware Allowing Remote Access to my Machine

I would like to understand how Malware allows a remote connection to my machine. Am I correct in thinking that my modem / router will block all inbound connections from the internet? A scan has shown ...
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How to track what's creating a temp file? [duplicate]

On every bootup, a file named gxxx.tmp.exe is created in %temp% and the name changes every time. How do I find what's creating this? Here is the file ...
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Can Malware infect a machine with UAC enabled and not elevating a process

Is it possible for Malware to infect a machine (i.e. not just a user account) running in a standard user account when UAC is enabled, if the process is not elevated? I ask because I want to know how ...
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Please suggest some safety measures for analysing viruses on my pendrive

My pendrive have been infected by virus and my antivirus fails to detect it. Several folders on my pendrive have been hidden and the virus has spread all over my computer. I see many strange changes ...
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why Ransomware malware payment message not encrypted also?

it is an awkward question but just want to know why the payment message not encrypted or corrupted or any error seems to happen when pop-up? and what type of this message is it an excutable extension ...
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How do I stop this active malware alerted by Avast?

I am not knowledgeable on how to find adware/malware beyond scanning for it with whatever protection software I have. I avoid suspicious websites and often get popups from Avast if a page is infected ...
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Protect debian from a typical dropper (malware)?

I have a Debian box that I have pretty secure. Browsers are rarely used, except lynx which is used almost exclusively to download specific files. The daemon servers running on the machine are just a ...
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WD external hard drive some folders can not be viewed due to a possible virus?

Now I am using a windows 8.1, Samsung laptop, with WD Elements 1tb. The problem is one day some folders in my external drive decided to not show up. I figured it might be due to some virus affecting ...
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Does Windows 10 File History protect against crypto malware

Is the saved data generated by Windows 10's file history feature isolated from users and administrators? I'm asking this after reading of the recent crypto attack against OSX machines where time ...
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Can an incorrect program size indicate malware?

Example File Sizes from "Programs and Features": Windows is reporting vastly incorrect file sizes. In the example given, Python 3.4.1 is listed as taking 30 GB of space. This isn't the only program ...
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Currently blocking malicious websites with Malwarebyte, what to do next? [duplicate]

This question is concerned with the management of a temporarily contained but potentially active computer virus in a particular case. Background information System information Windows 10, 64-bits, ...
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Where do I start to troubleshoot this strange activity from my firewall?

I noticed that my firewall yesterday blocked outgoing attempts starting at port 61494 and worked its way up to 62381, making a TCP outgoing attempt at each port once. The remote IP address seems ...
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What happen if windows infected with ransomware malware and the windows already fully encrypted with TrueCrypt?

can ransomware encryption overwrite TrueCrypt encryption? what will happen then
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Suspicious CPU activity when computer wakes from sleep; VPN suspected?

Recently I noticed that upon waking from sleep, one or more of my CPU cores were running at full blast. My computer sleeps without fans on, so this is worrisome to say the least. I have experienced ...
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Can I disable this Dell PremierColor feature?

Is it possible to turn these blue boxes off? They pop up whenever I drag a browser window.
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Decrypt files encrypted by LeChiffre ransomware

Over the weekend, my personal server got hit with the LeChiffre ransom ware. Unfortunately, they were able to get in due to an insecure Active Directory account. I've since disabled all accounts and ...
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Can my Linux-mint become vulnerable after updating?

According to Linux Mint's blog post: The website of linux-mint is hacked and some ISOs are replaced with backdoored operating system. I am installing my operating system from a few weeks ago. ...
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How to remove cryptowall encryption

Please help me urgently, Because My all files are encrypted by unknown virus named, 'CryptoWall encryption'. I attached one screenshot, which is provided by this virus.
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Purpose of :A when creating virus (Ethical Hacking please)

I am studying how to make simple virus (for Ethical Hacking in Virtual Computer) This video gives demonstration, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkxtOr2RLbY In short, you create .bat file with ...
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Can I delete the AI_RecycleBin folder?

I'm trying to clear out some space on my SDD and I have this folder in C: (where windows is installed) that takes up 12.2 GB of space and is called AI_RecycleBin. I've tried to search for this folder ...
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What exactly is Java's new helper tool? Updating from Java 8 update 60 to Java update 71 on a Mac

I've looked around online and can't seem to find that much information of what Java's new helper tool is. I've found another thread here on SE but it doesn't explain that much. Is it something that ...
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LAN client attempting to connect to many unkown IPs on Boot

I have a Zywall 110 Firewall. While perusing the logs I was seeing random bursts of attempted connections to unknown external IP addresses from a single LAN client computer. I noticed because I would ...
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How credible is company/publisher and its version information of DLL or EXE?

This Stackoverflow question shows how to modify version information in some classes of binary files, like DLLs. I often rely on the version information as one metric (amongst many) for peace of mind ...
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Can Sophisticated Malware, Spyware and Viruses Read Files?

I've recently began encrypting my personal files using veracrypt. I've got my resume, which, obviously contains personal information (name, address, phone number etc.) A little bit of reading here, ...
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Manually detect malware (such as a keylogger)? [duplicate]

Is there any way to manually detect if malware, specifically a keylogger is installed? Looking for answers on XP, 7 and 8.1. For example, is there a combination of any of these options that can ...
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How to get rid of search.safefinder malware [duplicate]

At the time of updating my kmplayer software, "Safe Finder" malware has been installed in my computer. I have searched for solutions for removing it and I got many solutions. But, probably they are ...
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Remotely running malware detection on a *unix server

I've used Linux Malware Detect in the past and it's very efficient and useful, however to run the installation shell script access to the root directory is required. As a result, when I'm on many ...