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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Reclaiming an infected pen drive

My pen drive might be infected with virus/malware. I'm running Windows 7. I never stick it into an unsafe computer but this time I had to (because of some urgent work). I haven't inserted it into my ...
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Unable to use internet due to suspected DNS malware

I downloaded a midi file on my Windows 8.1 laptop last night. Since then, whenever I open chrome, I get a standard 'Web Page Not Available" error for ALL the sites I try to visit. Firefox and ...
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How to get Microsoft SmartScreen to stop blocking my app for my customers?

I've finished creating a small utility that I will be uploading to my website, to be publicly available. When I download it and run it, Microsoft SmartScreen blocks it with a big message in the middle ...
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What are the Proper Steps for Complete Restore of Computer after Being Infected?

I feel that many the average computer users come across a similar situation to what I am in now. A situation where these users find that their computers are infected with difficult to remove viruses, ...
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Trying to repair infected rpcss.dll in Vista causes black screen on bootup

I ran the malware scanner Hitman Pro on a Windows Vista computer, and it detected that C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll was infected. I uploaded the file to virustotal.com and its analysis said that 28 ...
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Finding Windows rootkits from a Linux live DVD

I'm looking to set up a procedure for ferreting out possible Windows rootkit infestations from a Linux live DVD. Especially preferable are steps I can automate by shell script. I already know you can ...
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Windows 7 shuts down automatically on delete key press

Whenever i press delete button for deleting files or folder, windows 7 forcly shuts down the system , i m not sure is this virus or any keyboard shortcut malware. on pess key of special char ,its add ...
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Is it possible to get someone's code signing certificate revoked?

I recently had to clean up someone's computer because they were tricked into installing a bunch of things without their knowledge. The horrible thing about it was that the installer was signed with a ...
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AdWare, Malware, Spyware uninstallation unsuccessful

I have found some Adware names as Movie Mode , Omiga-plus in my system. The very first step I followed to uninstall them. and after that I run AdwCleaner and restart my system, I found that still ...
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Is there a way to restrict my program installation to a certain web-source on Windows?

I have a program HelloWorld, signed by me and distributed from my company site. But someone has downloaded it from my site, wrapped into program SuperDuperHelloWorld and also added some malware into ...
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I cannot go to google.com and other websites due to invalid certificate; possible DNS issue?

I am using Windows 7 on my PC's and my wife and I both have IPhones. About a 2 weeks ago I was having a problem on the PC's where google.com would sometimes give a 404 not found and then in the ...
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Questionable NTP Traffic at Firewall?

I checked my firewall logs and noticed odd traffic patterns for NTP or UDP/123 (shown below). I don't understand the round robin'ing that's occurring from my hosts. And I don't understand why its ...
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Noticeable delay when quitting Microsoft Word on OS X [closed]

Whenever I quit Microsoft Word (mac 2008 version) on OS X (version 10.9.3) there is a quite noticeable delay of up to a few seconds. During this time Word shows only the Apple and Script icons in its ...
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Can Malware damage to the files existing on the host? [on hold]

I'm somewhat aware of Malware and their actions. And also know how to get rid of them and clean the machine. And about the Malware, we all know that Malware can spread in the form of a Worm or a ...
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Is the guideline: don't open email attachments or execute downloads or run plug-ins (Flash, Java) from untrusted sites enough to avert infection? [closed]

I'd like to know if the following is enough to avert malware as I feel that the press and other advisory resources aren't always precisely clear on all the methods as to how PCs get infected. To my ...
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Can Internet data be used by malware when PC off?

I have noticed over the last month that my off peak data has been used at a rate of approx 350MB per hour - this has meant that I have gone over my quota and slowed down by my ISP to 256k. There is no ...
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Windows 8: Occasional cursor movement, clicks, and interface interaction without a mouse or touch pad attached

My cursor is moving (it'll go in a direction, turn, etc, not totally random) and clicking (left and right) without any mouse or touch pad attached. I've uploaded a video of the weird behavior I've ...
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Still receiving windows XP updates… Is this expected behavior?

According to the answer on another post, we should not have been receiving any more updates for Windows XP. But I am receiving updates: Is this indicative that my system is bugged or compromised ...
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Can a virus “attach” to an executable? [closed]

My understanding is that a virus is an executable - and thus it needs to be executed to do anything. When you execute a virus (program), the process will be able to do whatever malicious thing it is ...
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What can a service do on Windows?

What kind malware/spyware could someone put into a service that doesn't have it's own process on windows? I mean services that use svchost.exe for example, like this: Could a service spy on my ...
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How to validate recovery partition for modifications?

I bought second-hand notebook (sony vaio ultrabook duo) with Win8 . I'd like to have clean system unaffected by malware. Which gives me two possibilities. a) Reinstall from new source - This way I ...
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Suspicious website behavior - but no virus found

I have a Windows 7 (64) PC with Microsoft security essentials running and up to date. I have recently found that when I load certain websites which never previously contained adverts, now they do. ...
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Identifying program attempting to install certificate on windows

I'm trying to help a friend using Windows (which I'm not an expert on by any means) who's experiencing malware-like behavior: a dialog box is repeatedly popping up reading: You are about to ...
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Virus on vdi files dangerous for host machine? [duplicate]

I want to use the preinstalled vdi files from virtualboxes.org because it saves me time having it already built for me (what's not to like?). I don't know if they have viruses on them (they very well ...
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How to permanently delete browser hijacker 'Qone8'? [duplicate]

When I was downloading some file, Qone8 search tool has also downloaded and got installed. Though I set my chrome settings to default, after reopening of the browser Qone8 will reappear. I tried to ...
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Dexpot carries malware?

Dexpot appears to have a lion market share as far as virtual desktop managers go. It also seems to have a rep for adware/bloatware or worse; at least the dexpot.de site does: ...
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Virus on my Webserver: How to get rid of it?

I did a website for my clients and recently stumbled upon a lot of issues with it - i guess it got hacked. (It's based on the latest wordpress version, and for a while the index.php file always got ...
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VMware Host-Only without Host?

The question may seem confusing. I am setting up a malware lab, and would like to create a virtual private network basically between 3 VMs (so I can use tools like inetsim). I am using VMware ...
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lsass.exe constantly using about 25% of CPU

Recently noticed that my computer was running a bit slow and saw that a program which I have never seen before, lsass.exe is using about 25% of my cpu nearly all of the time. If I close it I receive ...
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COMODO HIPS firewall spamming me

I recently setup my windows system with a Comodo Firewall. The only issue is, whenever I install/run a program that needs to either connect to a specific port or modify a reg key, Comodo goes nuts and ...
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command executed when a folder is opened

once a wise man told to me that every folder contains a file autorun.inf (not sure about the name but properties are same as autorun.inf) and he changes the codes of the file to execute a batch ...
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Download webpage source HTML without visiting page

So, I've got a situation with a malicious page. First off, Chrome will not let me visit the page at all. With firefox, it blocks me, but will allow me to ignore the message. I don't want to visit the ...
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Identify Known Malware By Hash (MD5) Across Network

I need to design a solution that will allow me to submit a series of MD5 hashes and then be alerted if these hashes are found on any machine (Windows) on the network. I'm open to existing solutions ...
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google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp but only sometimes

According to the internet when google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp, it means Search Conduit has hijacked the browser. In my case, this is what happens: ...
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Host intrusion prevention system that can be installed during safemode?

I have reason to believe, from prior experience, that I can use Comodo's Defense+ - that companies host intrusion prevention system - to defeat some malware on my bosses computer. Alas, it must be ...
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Suspected Malware: Computer turning off all forms of virus protection automatically

I'm running windows 8.1 and very recently I got error messages saying that I had no virus protection on. I had windows firewall, avg free and spybot search and destroy running. All were turned off and ...
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Unwanted redirects in chrome

When I type a search in chrome on OS X it automatically does another search after I hit enter. This seems like malware. I found a few extensions in chrome that I did not install -- and I removed them. ...
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Weird popup ads on sites that don't even load the ad

I have noticed weird popup ads appearing on pages which don't load those ads like daringfireball. The ad in question appears on the right side of the page over the web page intended to open. The ...
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Why is it bad for me if my computer is infected, if I don't notice? [closed]

The situation I face is a family member whose position is the following: I don't want to update something that works, updates may break something. Look at our old computer that runs Windows 98, ...
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suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
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Can ping the ip-Address but not the site and neither browse to it

Due to some malware or virus, I was unable to connect to any site while the connection showed "Internet Access". On experimenting, I found that I was able to ping the I.P. address of google. But when ...
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Malware on my Linux? Cant see on top/htop but CPU/Mem Usage is high

Over about the last week or two, I have been seeing something odd with my Linux mint PC. Over a day or 2, at some point, my CPU usage hits and saturates at or near 100 at some point (according to my ...
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How to find in shared folder of remote computer which file was created or copied by which specific computer

Scenario is my friend works in company where they use more than 1200 computers. They have 2 domains. Employees are given same user accounts as per their designation. i.e. Operator, Marker, ...
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Is it possible to view the source of a malicious pdf?

I am using osx mavericks. Avast alerted to a file that was in a hidden spotlight directory that had random-looking characters as a name with a .txt extension. It identified as a javascript trojan. I ...
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Full disk encryption and advanced malware removal

Doesn't full disk encryption eliminate a key ability to deploy a LiveCD (e.g., Kaspersky Rescue Disk) and inhibit advanced malware removal?
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Exploit.Win32.CVE-2010-2568.gen malware detected

I am not very good with computers. Actually, I am very bad :( so if you are willing to answer my question, could you please explain your answer in very simple terms, like to a complete dummy? Thanks ...
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If you block an .exe file in Windows Firewall, are you also blocking the .dll files it uses or it needs to be done separatly?

Let's consider this scenario: There's some X software downloaded from the internet with one .exe file and several .dll files. The .exe file is prevented from accessing the Internet by using Windows ...
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Google Chrome page is infected by the Ukash virus

I have a Samsung Chromebook. On the Google Chrome page I can't get rid of a site called Ukash (some site masquerading as Europol or something). How can I get rid of it?
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Windows 7 how do I get rid of mobigenie malware [duplicate]

How do I get rid of mobigenie it keeps changing my chrome search setting and attempting to install backup and driver software.
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Program took 80 percent of my i7 cpu

the program was existed here C:\Program Files (x86)\PCData\minerd.exe but I deleted it now , I want to know what was that program ?