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22 views

Is the confidence about Linux's security against viruses make it even more vulnerable? [on hold]

Every once in a while, a computer user, regardless of whether they're a developer or common user, just feels like watching an episode of a favorite classic tv show real quick and doesn't feel like ...
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2answers
74 views

How to know your Mac is not compromised (software and hardware) after lending [closed]

Is there a way to find out if your Mac has been compromised software and hardware wise? I have a pre-unibody MacBook (2007), and it was in someone else's hands once. I want to make sure: the person ...
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1answer
23 views

Is webinternetsecurity a threat to a network and how to remove completely?

I am in IT and one of our computer was detected to have a trojan virus. It was detected as Artemis!294D8BF17879. It turns out to be an application called WebInternetSecurity that appears to create ...
4
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1answer
617 views

Do I need to be concerned using the Git Bash on Windows with Shellshock?

I use the Git Bash on a Windows 8.1 machine. Do I need to be concerned by Shellshock?
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0answers
22 views

How do security firms find out whether 3rd party software is safe? [closed]

What processes do professional software auditing and security testing companies follow to determine if a software is "safe" to use. Say, someone writes malware that behaves itself 99.999% of the ...
1
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1answer
96 views

Is UEFI more or less vulnerable than Legacy BIOS?

Is UEFI more secure than BIOS on a Windows 8.1 machine? Is UEFI vulnerable to malware in ways that Legacy BIOS is not? Is it correct that UEFI can connect to the internet before the OS (or ...
0
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0answers
276 views

How do I completely remove Wondershare Allmytube from Windows [using Farbar Recovery Scan Tool]?

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 So I made a mistake and ran a dubious executable program downloaded from the internet. I was making a dvd and I didn't know how to download videos from funnyordie.com, so I ...
6
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5answers
203 views

Preventing malware from sniffing the sudo password

I often hear people citing sudo as one of the main barriers to malware infecting a Linux computer. The most commen argument seems to go along the lines of: Root privileges are required to modify ...
1
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1answer
28 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
40 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
26
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9answers
3k views

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, ...
3
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3answers
477 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
51 views

ubuntu infected by something from windows

when sharing some files with one of my friends who uses windows, i found a suspicious file in his pen-drive, deleted from it, but after that my trash can shows its full, deleted everything , but its ...
0
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2answers
503 views

how to fix if a site is always redirected to another phishing site?

I am running Windows XP SP3. Before I used to do online banking using this computer without problem. But recently, when I will visit my bank to do online banking, https://www.mybdo.com.ph , it gives ...
0
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0answers
62 views

Security issues with online activation software

Let's say I need to use some activation software, which connects to a server and activate some other software in my PC (i.e., Microsoft Toolkit crack to activate MS Office, or a crack for a game). ...
0
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1answer
193 views

OS X Rootkit Hunter 0.2 - Results - Help interpreting

maybe someone can help me makes sense if these scan results are something to be worried about and if so, how to fix them. I seems that I do not have any viruses (check with Sophos AV) or rootkits, but ...
3
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1answer
204 views

Is it possible to find the origin of a virus?

Is there any method with which you can determine the origin for a given piece of malware in Windows? One of my PCs was recently infected with the PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP password stealing trojan. Is ...
0
votes
4answers
227 views

How far should one go to protect his PC? [closed]

I have windows 7, 64 bit, running two antivirus: Malwarebytes Pro + Malwarebytes Anti Rootkit Avg 2013 internet security (Anti Rootkit included) I had an issue yesterday and a user here on Super ...
0
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0answers
175 views

How to know what kind of malware infected the PC?

I downloaded a software from cnet, and cnet downloader installed malicious software. I removed them using the add or remove program but the malware are still there, some toolbar, and some backup ...
9
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4answers
699 views

Is it possible to safely contain a virus - not letting it spread?

I need to run a program, but I don't trust the author. I think it is infected with spyware or viruses, malicious files. I scanned it, did n't find anything, but still not feeling good about it. So I ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Security certificate has been revoked Chrome

Some days back I started receiving below message in Chrome whenever I open site with a secure connection such as https://www.facebook.com or https://www.gmail.com Security certificate has been ...
0
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3answers
621 views

Do you recognise this suspicious folder: Malicious or Benign

Does anyone recognise this suspicious folder that sits on my C drive? The folder sits on my C drive at C:\cacde6d0fd849a939328ab\ The name obviously looks like a hash/encryption/or junk text. The ...
3
votes
4answers
219 views

What anti-keylogging programs can you use when using public PCs

Are there anti-keylogging programs that can keep you safe while you are using a public PC terminal? Do they exist and what are these? I like to know that I am safe when entering data on a public PC ...
7
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2answers
2k views

How to scan and detect spying software

I have a friend who caught his landlord in his apartment using his laptop (he moved out afterward). The next time he tried to log in, his password was changed. I fixed the password problem but I got ...
0
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2answers
109 views

Questions about malware

I have a couple questions about malware and exploits that I hope someone could answer to help me better understand those topics. First: I know of two dominant ways to spread malware. The malware ...
0
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0answers
565 views

Security Essentials (SE) hangs while scanning ProgramData folder

First I did a complete scan on C:\ and kept getting (after about 1.5M files scanned, which is at the end of the C:\ProgramData folder or the beginning of the C:\Recovery folder) Then, after ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Can search engine hijack be prevented in Chrome

Is there a way to prevent installers from changing the default search engine in Chrome? Answers to a similar question talk about a "Protector" feature in development versions from 2011, but I can't ...
2
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2answers
170 views

What does an AVG “False alarm” message mean?

My question is about the category of AVG alerts which contain the text "False alarm", such as the one that appears in this old forum thread: ...
0
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3answers
138 views

How can I determine if a link is safe?

I received an email (via GMail) containing single URL link. For the purpose of this question, it is irrelevant whether link came from someone I know, because origin can be spoofed or faked. I suspect ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Mysterious packets sent to eqzone-33.everquest.com

While doing a casual packet capture I happened to notice an infrequent, yet constant stream of UDP packets. The packets in question contained the following: Destination: eqzone-33.everquest.com ...
4
votes
1answer
535 views

Are live CD/DVDs more secure than live USB?

If you create a bootable live CD/DVD for an OS such as Linux or Windows, is that more secure than a live USB that does the same thing? What if the disk is a CD-R or DVD-R as opposed to a CD-RW or ...
3
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2answers
158 views

Is it possible to be sure a previously compromised router is safe to use again?

For the past two weeks, I've been dealing with a computer nightmare. On my primary PC, MalwareBytes reported something on my computer called "spyware.password". I immediately began trying to remove ...
1
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2answers
180 views

How can I harden my system against an infected website? [closed]

Let’s say that I have to go to a website, and I am 99% sure that it will attempt to put a virus on my computer somehow. What settings can I change in my browser, OS, etc. to make sure that I will be ...
54
votes
6answers
3k views

Is there a point in installing antivirus on Ubuntu?

I have recently started using Ubuntu. I am wondering about the point of installing antivirus programs on Ubuntu. On SuperUser, I found the opinion that it only detects "windows viruses" and removes ...
3
votes
2answers
661 views

Security Essentials not installing and I suspect my machine is infected with malware

My mouse seems to be automatically right-clicking every few seconds, and sometimes constantly. My cursor will abruptly become an hourglass for a moment every once in a while, as well. It happens in ...
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1answer
82 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 ...
0
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3answers
133 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. ...
1
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2answers
254 views

How to fully uninstall Adobe Flash?

Unfortunately a game bundled Adobe Flash in its installer, thus it clawed its way onto my PC. I haven't been using Windows for a while (Used it for a long time but took a hiatus with another OS) so I ...
4
votes
6answers
4k views

Rock-solid hardening of a Windows 7 system?

I am historically a Linux guy, and only use Windows when I absolutely have to via VM. However, I recently purchased a new rig so that I can keep a dedicated Windows 7 machine up for hard work ...
3
votes
5answers
2k views

taskmgr.exe is asking permission to connect to 66.152.109.110

taskmgr.exe is asking permission to connect to 66.152.109.110. I am using windows 7. Is it normal? Is my machine infected with malware? Thank you!
19
votes
4answers
1k views

What are ways to prevent files with the Right-to-Left Override Unicode character in their name (a malware spoofing method) from being written or read?

What are ways to avoid or prevent files with the RLO (Right-to-Left Override) Unicode character in their name (a malware method to spoof filenames) from being written or read in a Windows PC? More ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Svchost.exe connecting to different IPs with remote port 445

Im using Windows XP Professional SP2. Whenever I start my Windows, svchost.exe starts connecting to all the possible IPs on LAN like from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.200. The local port ranges from ...
3
votes
1answer
450 views

How did I get infected with “System Check”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I've been infected with the "System Check" scareware not once, but twice -- after a reformat. It's now ...
19
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4answers
3k views

Is it possible to store arbitrary data in an image file?

Is it possible to store arbitrary data such as documents or a program in the form of an image file, such as a PNG image? My concern is that someone could encode data for use by malware into an image ...
0
votes
1answer
401 views

Is dual-booting more secure than having a single operating system installed?

I need some advice. I've recently become wary about using one computer for everything I do, from a security perspective. I have antimalware installed, but I also download and run a lot of stuff I find ...
5
votes
4answers
273 views

Verifying that open source software hasn't been tampered with

I'm about to download some OSS software, and I would like to ensure (with a reasonable degree of certainty) that it hasn't been tampered with to insert malware. Specifically, it's a password manager ...
5
votes
7answers
12k views

How can I safely open a suspicious email?

Suppose I receive an email that I highly suspect is some form of spam but I'm not 100% sure. Suppose also that I'm using form of webmail (like Gmail) with good spam filters, but this message made it ...
1
vote
3answers
111 views

Can malware/intrusion attempt via browser, attack other computers on same local network? (Windows) (no shares setup)? [closed]

Can malware, if running within a plug-in or elsewhere within the browser, or if downloaded and executed, or within a site that attempts intrusion, attack other machines on the local network, even if ...
22
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7answers
11k views

Linux keylogger without root or sudo! Is it real?

Somebody on Youtube claims to have a keylogger on Ubuntu that was neither executed nor installed as root. The link below shows a demo of it working. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fZAZTwyPQ ...