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MS Security Essential or other free solution [on hold]

An advanced windows user suggested me to use MS Security Essential only as security suite. I have to install one of those tools on a friend pc... What do you think about that suite? Is it ok in your ...
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How does one know a DLL is actually safe to use?

I've downloaded a certain DLL from the web and then uploaded it to Jotti's virus scan. All of those engines reported Found nothing. Nothing. Can there still be some sort of security issue with this ...
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Random audio ads [duplicate]

Audio ads appear at random and last for around 5-10 seconds before turning off. I've run spy-bot on my entire system and still ads appear. No recent program installations are appearing either. Any ...
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Why does this program give a Windows 8 SmartScreen warning?

Why does this program http://creativeadept.com/download-spintax-editor/ give me a SmartScreen warning in Windows 8 when a Malwarebytes scan and Windows Defender scan found nothing? What is wrong ...
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csrss.exe anomalies, is this a rootkit?

I'm seeing a strange anomaly in some systems I support. GMER flags the cdd.dll thread in csrss.exe, and when I run Process Explorer with Elevated Admin rights, I am: unable to view any loaded DLLs ...
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Catching malware and demonstrate it through windows logs

I need to catch a virus/malware on purpose on a VM and demonstrate the infection through windows logs analysis. I am using both syslog and eventlog analyzer, but no sign of events logged. I caught on ...
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Post-Infection Analysis of Suspected Keylogger

I've recently downloaded and ran a file, which I now suspect might be a keylogger. I am wondering how can I tell if this file is a keylogger? I can provide a link to the file if anyone would be able ...
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What Object Name should be used while adding to exclusion list in Kaspersky Internet Security 15?

I have an experimental file which is detected as malware by my KIS 15. So I need to add that file to exclusion list, but don't know what object name to use here: Any guide is welcome. I visited ...
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4GB temporary system files showing up on desktop for no understandable reason

There are 4GB temporary system files called "BITEA#.tmp" e.g. BITEA5.tmp showing up on my Desktop folder just this last week. Does anyone know if this may be caused by malware recording screen or ...
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How do I find a virus? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, I have contracted a virus on my computer. I have run several different scans from several different anti virus programs, but none have picked it up. First of all my computer starts to ...
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How do I scan Firefox on Ubuntu Linux for malicious JavaScripts?

I run Ubuntu Linux in a VirtualBox VM. I was browsing using Firefox, and I always use Adblock Plus with default configuration (EasyList) and NoScript. Then my VM lagged(mouse badly out of sync with ...
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How to determine if / ensure that a second-hand storage device is safe to use?

I am going to buy a SSD from someone who works in the same company, but even so is a complete stranger to me. Maybe I am a little paranoid, but is there a way to check if it is safe to use? Or is ...
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my internet connection was changed on my computer and someone put a administrator on my computer [closed]

My husband says he doesn't know what is going on and that i went to a site that messed up my computer . But when i show him that someone has added a administrator to my computer he gets mad at me can ...
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How can you find out if xlsx and docx files are safe to open?

I have received an email from a not entirely trustworthy source, it might be legit but I'm not really sure. It contains, among other things, information on a .docx Microsoft Word file and a .xlsx ...
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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 ...
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Detect and remove malicious malware chrome extension that opens many tabs with ads

I observed throughout the day yesterday three episodes where my processor gets hijacked for a minute and the memory gets maxed out (12 gigs). The culprit was a seemingly infinite number of tabs being ...
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How to detect unwanted Firefox add-ons?

I have a Firefox add-on that seems to inject ads on the top of the pages when I'm using search engines. For example, for a search on hard drive on Google.com, I have this banner on top: You may ...
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How can I remove http://p.chango.com/static/c.js from my site?

I found some code injected somehow on my site. It links to <script src="http://p.chango.com/static/c.js. How can I get rid of it? Is this coming from my browser? Mind you, I see it in ...
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High memory usage on Windows 7 unable to open browser

I switched on my laptop at 9 o’clock this morning and it is now 14:00 hours, where in after a series of reboots, hard or soft, I am able to open my browser. I opened a notepad and noted down ...
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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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Monitor windows startup process

My win7 starts up pretty slow lately. I think it's some kind of malware, but my antivirus software doesn't pick up anything. How could i monitor the startup processes myself? It seems to me like ...
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What's the difference between traditional and heuristic virus scanning?

I just got off the phone with one of the major AV companies as to why a lesser known AV caught a virus that theirs didn't. The details of that delima are not important. What caught my attention ...
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what does it mean for MalwareBytes to find malicious registry keys but nothing else?

I have a machine that is obviously infected, and when I ran MalwareBytes it told me that it found some "malicious" registry keys (surprisingly enough these contained file path to currently ...
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Should I disable my realtime virus protection while running a different malware scanner?

I use Microsoft Security Essentials for my virus protection but I also run scheduled scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot Search & Destroy. Should I disable the MSE realtime scanner when these other ...
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How to catch a malware process on my Mac?

Situation: 1st occurrence: without reason a new draft in mail opened up with non-sense text in the body, no TO,CC or subject 2nd and reoccurring every day around 2 PM: bing search with non-sense ...
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Any information about the AsyncMapLite Trojan?

I recently noticed "something" hijacking Google search results (on Firefox!) and so I decided to run a scan by Malwarebytes. Sure enough, it found a Trojan.Agent with the following information: ...
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Impossible new virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have been hit by an absolutely impossible new virus. Only in the past 3 months or so the internet has ...
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Strange localization problem

I spent several months in a foreign country (Ukraine). Now, many websites that I visit (at least the ones that support it) default to Russian. I'm worried that I might have some type of malware on ...
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Anti virus integration for Thunderbird?

Basic, newbie question: I am preparing to do a new system installation of Windows, and would like to setup Thunderbird for email. Since I am beginning with a clean slate, how should I setup my ...
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Safely view websites that may be harmful

I posted a car on Craigslist the other day and since then I've been getting nothing but scam emails that contain links the people want me to click. I know not to clink the links and that it's a scam, ...
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How do I properly check if a program is a virus/trojan in VMware?

How I should check if a program is a virus in VMware? Some programs I do need admin ability to install and it makes sense. But how do I know if it's doing more than I want? Some thoughts are: How ...
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How can I make my OS appear as if it is running virtualized?

A lot of malware these days is able to detect when it is running virtualized under VMWare, VirtualPC, WINE, or even in a sandbox such as Anubis or CWSandBox. This essentially means that malware will ...