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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 ...
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Firefox for Linux hacked (malware)

I'm running Linux Mint, with Firefox 12.0 (Mozilla Firefox 1.0 for Linux Mint). I also have one Firefox extension installed: Live HTTP headers. I am not using Firefox Sync. Whenever I go to any ...
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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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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 ...
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strange language-change of explorer.exe

I did a really stupid thing when trying to fix a ransomware problem on a Win XP SP3 (Swedish) computer (Microsoft Defender Offline didn't work. Neither did Kaspersky recovery disc). Anyway at the time ...
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No internet connection on laptop

I'm trying to recover from a rootkit infection, where I am unable to connect to the internet. When I try to ping the router this is the output: Pinging 192.168.1.254 with 32 bytes of data: Reply ...
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How to remove FBI Moneypak ransomware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? My PC just recently got infected with FBI Moneypak ransomware. I'm using MS Security Essentials but it ...
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Big square ads appear in lower right corner of both IE and Chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? In both IE and Chrome, large ads appear in the lower right corner of the browser window. ...
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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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Malware “System Fix” icon is still showing up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My PC was recently infected by System Fix Malware/Spyware which has been removed by steps mentioned listed ...
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How do I remove the “System Fix” Virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My parents computer have apparently contracted a virus named "System Fix" I have diagnosed this from ...
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Firefox Hijacked

Despite running the latest Service packed versions of Windows 8 with UAC, Windows defender, Microsoft Security Essentials along with Firefox 6 + updates, my computer became infected with a Trojan ...
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Appcrash and possible malware

First off, I'm running MS Intune Endpoint Protection. It is completely up to date. On 10/25 @ 11:53PM I came across a site that caused Intune to freak out: Microsoft Antimalware has detected ...
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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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F8 not showing “Advanced Boot Options” on a Windows 7 PC

Background I'm working on dis-infecting a Windows 7 PC where the user opened a ZIP email attachment. All the symptoms exactly match this description of the "Data Recovery" scareware, including these ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are my Google searches redirected?

This machine was infected with various malware. I have scanned the system with Malwarebytes. It found and removed some 600 or so infected files. Now the machine seems to be running well with only one ...
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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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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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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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NTVDM CPU error

When I try to run a Symantec fix here, I get the following error: 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. CS:393a IP:393a OP:ff ff ff ff ff Choose 'Close' to ...
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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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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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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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Cannot Delete Item “Could Not Find This Item” issue

A friend sent a long a file (a .rar) he wanted me to check out for him before he installed it. I downloaded it and unrared it with no problems, but it was full of .exe's instead of the intended ...
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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?