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Is spywarehelpcenter.com a reliable resource for malware removal?

I am looking for a good resource for removing a spyware program Security Shield. I know that many resources claiming to offer help are actually just proponents of additional spyware. The article I ...
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Processes named scvhost.exe is showing up in my task manager(never seen before),may be it slows down my pc,what to do?

As I am seeing many svchost.exe processes in my task manager from many days,and sometimes it slows down my pc or gets hanged,I have installed SVC host viewer,SVC Host process analyzer and Process ...
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Cleaning up a compromised Windows 7 laptop

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Machine: Dell Inspiron N7010 Incident : User indicated that after clicking through what he later realized was a bogus Anti-Virus install message all his documents had ...
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Removing Fake MSN Messenger

Recently a relative of mine decided that, when I told him to "not to click on anything anyone sends to you", it did not apply to MSN contacts of people he had never known IRL but who showed a lot of ...
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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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Hum.exe - programs not launching on Windows 7

After a infection by what seems to be a malware / trojan, a windows 7 doesn't start its executables but rather opens the "select a program for this extension" list box, with the extension being .exe ...
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How to identify the Sunspot Malware is present?

I just watched this malware do a man in the middle attack on one of my clients paying for a service using their credit card and cannot find any source to confirm it is in fact Sunspot so I can verify ...
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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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Windows registry — Malware

I wanted to analyse some malware but I'm stuck with the registry of windows, and was wondering if some of you could help me to understand some of it. It actually modified some values in the registry ...
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Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool log says it can't do all required actions. Should I be concerned?

Here's what the log file c:/Windows/debug/mrt.log of my Windows 7 install says: WARNING: Security policy doesn't allow for all actions MSRT may require. ->Scan ERROR: resource process://pid:6080 ...
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Removing infected files after scanning with Malwarebytes' Anti Malware

Is it ok to remove the infected files after i scan my computer using Malwarebytes' Anti Malware? does it can't affect my files when i remove the selected infections?
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How to install anti-virus without administrative rights?

In situations where the PC has no CD drive and operating a guest account with limited privileges, how to install an anti-virus tool? Malware is not permitting to open any anti-virus vendor's site and ...
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Can I remove Windows malware using a Linux live CD?

I managed to break my office PC which is running Windows 7 and, rather than take the fight to the components while they are still more or less able to exercise at least some sort of control over the ...
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Using Virtual box to practice malware removal?

I have Windows 7, and installed virtualbox on it with a copy of Windows XP pro sp3 with all updates. I want to use the virutal environment to practice removing malware....in other words, I want to ...
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Removing malware of a particular kind

I need to remove some malware from my computer. It is a trojan, and very annoying. It blocks access to Google and search sites. The trojan, with its name spelled out on each line cause it seems to ...
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XP Antivirus Pro malware removal

I had to remove this malware from a friends computer, and they've infected themselves again. It's been a while since I last removed it, so can't remember the name of the program that was successful ...
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xp repair installation halted by Safety Center malware

Due to an oversaturation of malware on the machine, I've been trying to reinstall windows xp professional over the old installation only to be halted by a safety center malware screen. Most of the ...
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How do I get a list of startup programs from the Vista command prompt?

On a badly malware infested computer without AV and other protection, the bad guys often have to be removed by hand. The first step to removing them is to identify them. So, how does one get a list of ...
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How can you tell if a Windows machine is part of a Botnet?

Is there a "best" way to detect if a windows (assume XP) machine is part of a botnet?