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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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1answer
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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 ...
2
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2answers
71 views

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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2answers
20 views

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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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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Huge changes in free space of hard drive or HDD

I have windows 7, 64 bit. Lately, I noticed my computer is a little slower than usual. Eg. Desktop icons take longer to load, my computer does not open instantly after booting. Also, the hard disk ...
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0answers
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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 ...
2
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2answers
59 views

Windows SYSTEM PID 4 listing on port 31337 (eleet)

On my Windows 7 box, I have the following ports opened by the system process.. Process PID PROTO LOCAL REMOTE State System 4 TCP 0.0.0.0 445 0.0.0.0 0 LISTENING ...
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1answer
64 views

Start up error after power outage

I hooked up a Wi-Fi router today. About 20 minutes later the building power went off suddenly (not related to the router). When I tried to start the computer I got this message: There was a ...
3
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2answers
88 views

Can't display/remove registry entry set by malware

I have a registry entry with strange characters: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Desktop\Install\{a33ad396-dacb-512c-46ab-10675be7c6b5}\ ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Any tips on pinpointing Windows 7 instability?

Ever since I removed malware my Windows 7 computer has been unstable. The mouse and keyboard randomly stop working for a few seconds and sometimes the system freezes all together. The behaviour is ...
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0answers
34 views

How can I automatically require a password when connecting to a WD MyBookLive?

I have created a user which has specific privileges to access the shares on our WD MyBookLive Network drive (ie it requires a password to connect), however after connecting once Windows seems to ...
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1answer
61k views

How to resolve BackgroundContainer.dll error on startup?

When I start my desktop it gives me an error about BackgroundContainer.dll. How to get rid of it? I found nothing when i started regedit.exe and searched (F3 or CTRL+F) for BackgroundContainer.dll ...
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2answers
89 views

How to remove http://www.dalesearch.com from my PC [duplicate]

I am asking our community to get proven experience of how to remove "dalesearch" AdWare from my PC. I uninstalled it from applications, reset home page from browser, but it appear again as home page ...
2
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1answer
132 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 ...
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0answers
38 views

How to prevent ICE CYBER virus - Avira has allowed reinfection [duplicate]

The ICE CYBER virus is particularly nasty. I thought it snuck in while Avira Free Antivir was off, and then became active later. Being more carefull for the two days after removing it with a ...
5
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1answer
94 views

Is this an error or a malware?

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. Yesterday I asked this question. No need to read it. Right now, my anti virus, detects no virus however I am experiencing 2 issues: When i start windows, the screen ...
3
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1answer
151 views

Am i infected with a malware or is it a graphic card issue?

This past month, i've been having many issues with malware, you can tell by looking at my profile, I'm so sick of it to the point where I'm really thinking to dump my windows, once and for all and go ...
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1answer
404 views

Issues with avg

I have windows 7 64 bit, avg internet security 2013, and malwarebytes pro. I don't know if i should ask it here or on security.SO, feel free to migrate it if you feel it does not belong here. I'll use ...
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0answers
387 views

what is en.v9.com and how to remove it?

I was reinstalling windows (namely installing windows 8 instead of windows 7). But then chrome suddenly closed. When I started it, it had that annoying en.v9.com home page ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Harddrive - wipe out “hidden areas” like HPA and DCO also after malware infection

Background - Malware in windows (yes), possibly rootkit/bootkit. Don't want to take any chances. So, wiped drive with DBAN foolishly (PRNG, 8 pass). Later came to know that DBAN does not kill HPA ...
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1answer
1k views

Is DriverPack Solution trustworthy? [closed]

Let me get to the question directly. Is DriverPackSolution trustworthy? I had used it to install my laptop drivers a year ago. It worked and I didn't care whether it was trustworthy or not, until ...
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3answers
420 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 ...
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2answers
721 views

How to be safe plugging in an infected USB?

I have an infected USB that is loaded with trojans, spywares, Sality, etc. Basically, I wish to put my important data somewhere, reformat the USB, then restore the data. I have prepared a freshly ...
0
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1answer
169 views

Folder (contents) Read Only [duplicate]

Can we revisit the folder (contents) Read Only problem? On my Win 7 PC, after recovering from a virus, which seems to be gone, all of my folders are gray checked Read Only. Removing the check mark, ...
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2answers
870 views

Windows Explorer hacked, Restore files corrupted

Not expecting a critter in a FB page, I clicked on it. Instantly a new icon for "White Trader" appeared on my Desktop, a message about not using it "in long time" popped up, Dropbox loaded itself and ...
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3answers
131 views

Contains a virus and will be deleted

I fixed someone's laptop recently and found a malware infection. It's all gone now and all tools show the computer is free of viruses and malware. However, when downloading a file in internet ...
3
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1answer
16k views

What is Conime.exe and is it safe to delete / remove from startup?

Why am I posting this? After googling this, the answers were very unclear, scattered and gave different answers. So, once I had worked out what this process was and what it does, I thought I'd help ...
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2answers
620 views

Problem: Restrictions in effect on computer. Asking me to contact my system administrator

This started happening when I had to restart my computer for an exam so I can get it working faster. When I rebooted it, it stopped giving me the option to do alt-F4 to be able to shut down, ...
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2answers
130 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: ...
2
votes
2answers
302 views

Edit Windows registry without starting Windows

I've just received a laptop that has a nasty malware/ransomware (you can find more details here) From what I've read it's enough for me to start in safe mode and remove some items from startup run a ...
1
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4answers
6k views

How to remove the FBI Ransomware malware? [duplicate]

A computer in our household got hit by the FBI "ransomware" virus. Here are details of what happened (Win 7 Home Premium): Family member was in a forum. AVG Free (which was up-to-date) warned of ...
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1answer
126 views

How does ransomware access OS and browser without asking the user?

I have recently been infected by a ransomware (POLICE) malware after accessing to a supposedly inoffensive web page about "fuel injection drive data". I didn't have suffient protection activated. ...
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0answers
1k views

Taskhost.exe looking suspicious in Process Explorer

I'm thinking I have a virus on my Windows 8 (x64). I downloaded and opened Process Explorer (Sysinternals) and started analyzing the running processes. I came across taskhost.exe and saw it did not ...
3
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5answers
2k views

I can't open/ping any antivirus sites

I have a problem with a virus in windows 7, I don't know what kind of virus is infected my OS, I installed kasersky antivirus, and clear all detected viruses. After that I can't open any antivirus ...
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4answers
403 views

Lightweight non-intrusive virus/malware protection for Windows Vista? [closed]

I don't know much about Windows, but my girlfriend has a windows Vista laptop and it seems to get frequently bogged down by the McAfee virus/malware protection she has installed and it becomes almost ...
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2answers
88 views

Keyboard types correctly in one account/wrong in another Windows XP

I'm helping a friend with an old XP laptop. When trying to do something simple like typing "msconfig" in Safe Mode in the User account, the only thing that shows up is "0sc6nf5g". If I log in as admin ...
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votes
3answers
58 views

Clicking on the Windows button works but shows up empty

I'm helping a friend out with this laptop. It had some malware on it, and I just ran the kaspersky rescue cd. I don't get any pop ups on startup of windows anymore, but I don't have anything after I ...
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0answers
185 views

Is there a way to log Windows command line operations?

I have tried looking for an answer to this with no avail. I was just wondering if there was any sort of tool or software that recorded all operations that had been done through command line on a ...
3
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2answers
436 views

Is something wrong when the force close screen shows as empty when shutting down Windows 7?

Whenever you attempt to shut down, log off or restart windows 7 and there are some applications still working and windows can not close them nicely, Windows 7 will show a black screen that asks you if ...
1
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1answer
394 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 ...
0
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1answer
624 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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2answers
164 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 ...
1
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2answers
228 views

Please help me get rid of asmonitor.exe

It might be silly and I trully apologize if the question is not apropriate here, but I have really tried and got to nowhere. I have a windows xp startup error which indicates something about ...
0
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2answers
431 views

Can't open Control Panel or IE

I have a XP computer where when ever I try to open Control Panel nothing happens, nothing flashes on the screen. Same thing with Internet Explorer. I've scanned the computer with Malwarebytes and ...
3
votes
1answer
575 views

How to know what dll or services taskhost.exe is hosting?

I have recently discover a new process in the task manager : taskhost.exe (maybe it was there before but i did not notice it) As the name implies, it seems to be used for running dll in background ...
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0answers
31 views

How to reduce Windows shutdown time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown? A windows XP SP3 boots fast but take quite a time to shudown How to reduce it, I wonder? PS Recently ...
3
votes
2answers
138 views

Can mounting an ISO image execute malicious software within the mounted ISO image?

I use MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager to mount ISO images. What I'm wondering is: can a file within the ISO image be executed when the ISO image is mounted by MagicISO?
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2answers
206 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 ...
1
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2answers
1k views

How did the “napiprojekt” entry get into my txt file context menu?

I noticed today that if I rightclick a txt file there is a context menu entry saying "napiprojekt". I googled it but could only find out that it has to do something with subtitles. I do not ...