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29 views

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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1answer
180 views

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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0answers
4 views

malware any link will redirect to ultrafiles.net [duplicate]

From two days ago i have a problem, when click any link on any website i will redirect to http://www.ultrafiles.net... I installed and use any malware detection and ad clear software for solving this ...
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0answers
24 views

How can I fix a v9.com redirect infection? [duplicate]

NOTE: This is clearly NOT a duplicate, as it has never been asked and none of the generic malware advice worked. It's a widespread problem and about a week after this was declared a "duplicate" by ...
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3answers
89 views

Preventing the installation of Chrome Addons

Every time I visit home (only twice a year), I find my younger (teenaged) sister, has managed to give her computer a "virus". Almost inevitably this isn't true virus, but is a malicious browser ...
2
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4answers
322 views

Is the Ask.com toolbar installed with Java considered spyware? [closed]

I was wondering if the Ask.com toolbar is spyware. I play a game called Minecraft and it requires Java. The Java installer also installed the Ask.com toolbar. I want to play one of my favorite games ...
0
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3answers
4k views

Spam pop-up in every browser

When I'm browsing on the web—regardless of the browser—once in a while there is a pop-up in the bottom left corner. I tried scanning the computer with Ad-Aware & malwarebyte.org but that ...
2
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9answers
11k views

Blocking Intellitxt (random ad links on browsers)

On my browsers, links are created on random words within a text and when I hover over them a small ad window pops up, which is quite annoying. I read here that this is called Intellitxt and that ...
0
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1answer
668 views

Sudden popup in all browsers on some sites - How to remove?

Recently got infected with something where, in all browsers (IE9, FF, Cx), a 3.5" square popup appears on many sites in the lower left (or right) corners. It wants me to download something or watch ...
1
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1answer
590 views

Prevent Browser Search Hijack

What is the best way to prevent my browser's default search being hijacked? Also, what is the quickest/easiest way to clean up this sort of hijack? I just had to clean off all the browsers on my ...
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1answer
81 views

How many “drive by” viruses were discovered in the last couple of years? [closed]

I mean those that infect by only viewing a website or clicking a link. Not those that you have to click "Download" in the Windows dialog. I want to know how important are virus definition updates in ...
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3answers
131 views

Is there a real possibility of “drive-by” getting malware? [closed]

I know malware can be gotten by downloading and running stuff, but is there a real possibility of just viewing a webpage and getting one? I'm not using IE. Please give some support to your answer. ...
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3answers
249 views

Why am I always redirected to ad websites?

I am always getting redirected to some page that shows ads, on several webpages (Microsoft, Linkedin, Yahoo). However, Facebook and Gmail are working fine. I deleted all cookies, but I am facing the ...
6
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3answers
1k views

Can a computer be infected by malware through web browser?

Can a computer be infected when it accesses a malicious web page? Why is not a web browser 100% safe? What web resources, such as Java Script, Flash or a HTTP connection, can infect a computer?
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3answers
369 views

Virus…? Tons of people talking. Not sure where else to ask

I really wasn't sure where to ask this, here, gaming, stack overflow, it can fit into any of them but I'll post it here. Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong area. I was playing Half-Life just now and ...
3
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1answer
43 views

Are you aware of any client-side malware that sends lots of junk requests for .gifs?

I am getting dozens of 404 errors on my site that are requests for gif's with apparently random names, like 4273uaqa.gif and 5pwowlag.gif. I see that most of them are coming from one user. I assume ...
0
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1answer
577 views

Injection of banners in my webbrowsers possible malware

Recently I have started to suspect that I have some kind of virus on my computer. There are 3 symptoms: Banners are being displayed on pages that doesn't use commercials, for instance when viewing ...
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7answers
197 views

Browser keeps being really rude to me today

I've had this problem only once before, years ago. I bought a new computer the other day and last night I visited a website which Google Chrome suspected was an insecure site. So I proceeded to view ...