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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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3answers
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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 ...
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4answers
443 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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3answers
281 views

windows is unresponsive but works well in safe mode

I was installing a few utility apps and things when my laptop running windows 7 stopped responding. I tried to reboot and still very unresponsive... the mouse moves but i am unable to click on icons ...
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2answers
223 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 ...
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0answers
45 views

Vista: Determining corresponding process of a window

There is some kind of malware installed on a client's computer. It effectively prevents the administrator account from being used. It pops up a fullscreen window which you can't get around: Alt+Tab ...
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3answers
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“Stop running this script?” — is this legit?

I get this popup: It looks rather suspicious since it refers to "web browser" rather than a specific product, and doesn't offer any other details or identifying information. I've tried to figure ...
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1answer
99 views

Microsoft Security Essentials flagging Google Chrome as malware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Chrome detected as PWS:Win32/Zbot by MSE Since friday, Microsoft Security Essentials began falsely identifying Google Chrome as a piece of malware ...
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6answers
80 views

“start” action on right-click

I was hit with a virus the other day. It was one of the viruses that pretend to be anti-virus software and keep hitting you with fake warning messages. I ran spybot and malware bytes, and the ...
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3answers
255 views

Are security updates still required if you have a firewall, anti-virus and malware tools installed?

Dumb question, but if you have the above installed, do you still need to install security updates? Reason I'm asking is that I re-installed Vista on a Dell Inspiron 1520 because it was in some kind of ...
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2answers
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How can I determine what process a window belongs to?

Every time I start up windows vista lately, I see a random floating window. It is a tiny little window with no title, and only the resize, maximize and restore buttons. I'd post an image, but I don't ...
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4answers
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Common spots where Malware could hide in? [closed]

Let's say I was going to do a full system scan but I want to specify the scanner to look into certain directories. What are the those directories for Windows XP, Vista, and 7? I know the common ...
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1answer
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Unknown driver (uwtiruog.sys) causes BSOD - possible malware infection

Reposting question from superuser: Hello, A colleague has a laptop that was infected with malware. I cleaned it but the performace is still not 100%. I tried following instructions on ...
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1answer
92 views

Bizzare driver(?) [uwtiruog.sys] causes sporadic BSOD - possible malware infection

I have laptop here that was infected with malware. I cleaned it but the performace is still not 100%. I tried following instructions on Bleepingcomputer and TechGuy to check for hidden malware/rootkit ...
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1answer
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Removing a malware that sets up as a system driver

I recently tried to fix up my mother's computer which has some serious malwares. One of them apparently registered itself as system driver (tjbijkoq.sys if that can help) and after running a malware ...