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How do I get rid of istartsurf browser hijacker

My Firefox browser has become infected with the istartsurf hijacker, which means that an istartsurf tab is added to my browser's tabs each time I start Firefox. How do I get rid of it? What I already ...
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File delete - access is denied even with /F

I'm trying to delete an executable, but it fails with the error Access is denied even adding /F to force it as del /F system.exe. I'm using an elevated Command Prompt. Attempting to delete the file ...
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Adware, malware popups and redirects [duplicate]

About a week ago, while browsing the internet - with my Lenovo S860 / Android / Chrome -, some popups came out, and initially i thought that the site has some ads, but it was something else. I've ...
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How do I remove the qvo6 homepage? [duplicate]

Every time I open my browsers, be it Firefox, Chrome, Dragon, or Opera, the qvo6.com page loads. The homepages for these browsers are set to blank. Yet this problem persists. ...
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Noad steep tv ads running on PC

I have ads playing in the background of my PC. In the task manager there is a process named noad steep tv. If I try to end it, it just reappears after a few minutes. My antivirus doesn’t find ...
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Can I determine a ransomware decryption key, given an encrypted file and its original?

I've recently been victim of a ransomware attack. I lost some of my files because but I have some of them backed up. If I have for example, the same txt file, one of them encrypted, and the other, ...
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How to remove SelectionLinks extension from Chrome on Windows?

It's not possible to remove it using the standard extension disablement/removal features in Chrome - the checkbox is disabled. I also found that the extension gets installed under ...
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Windows 10 'Reset this PC' effective for removing malware?

I've long fallen back on reformatting my hard drive whenever I've got a virus/malware/spyware, but now that I've upgraded to Windows 10 can I put those days behind me because of the 'Reset my PC' ...
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How do I completely remove Wondershare Allmytube from Windows [using Farbar Recovery Scan Tool]?

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 So I made a mistake and ran a dubious executable program downloaded from the internet. I was making a dvd and I didn't know how to download videos from funnyordie.com, so I ...
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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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How to remove pice0chop extensions from Google Chrome?

How do you remove Priceochop 3.9 and proiCechOpe 3.9 from Chrome? Both show up in chrome://extensions and once plagued my browsing experience with advertisements. Now they effectively do nothing as ...
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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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How to remove the “mystartsearch” browser redirect malware? [duplicate]

I keep deleting the search engine on Firefox, yet every time I restart Firefox it shows up again. I am setting Google as default. How can I remove "mystartsearch"? This is not something similar ...
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smartsputnik.ru became my default search engine, replacing Google search [duplicate]

I had a major problem trying to get smartsputnik.ru from being my default browser. I'm pretty sure that it came from some weird Japanese game my neighbor's kid downloaded recklessly from some site. ...
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uTorrent - adware / malware on download and install - Mac OSX Yosemite

I recently downloaded uTorrent (for the more ethically concerned: to get a wikipedia data dump as the official download server kept terminating my download, not to rip off copyright holders...), and ...
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Does a Windows 8 system reset remove malware?

I think I may have gotten a virus/malware. According to the first answer to this post: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I should do a re-format of the ...
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Explorer.exe keeps trying to Visit Suspicious Website [duplicate]

Today, I have been receiving pop-ups from Malwarebytes roughly every 20 minutes telling me that it blocked C:\Windows\explorer.exe from attempting to visit appexsports.trafficmanager.net. A full scan ...
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Windows Possible Malware

Service Host : Local System is using a lot of system resources.This happens often. One time Windows Explorer consumed more than 90% CPU and RAM.I wasn't able to open Microsoft Safety Scanner website. ...
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007guard: What is it, is it dangerous, and can it be removed?

Since some time, I've been running Spybot S&D and AVG AntiVirus, both completely updated to the latest versions. During a regular check of my system, I found a huge amount of connection attempts ...
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How to prevent sotware installation in Windows10 w/o asking machine password

Recently I upgraded to Windows10 and my brother did some downloading of books which brought some malwares too like mystarsearch engine, AnyProtect etc... Even after un-installing from Contol Panel it ...
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Malware is causing Google Chrome to forget user data [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and every time I restart the computer it's like Google Chrome reinstalls itself from scratch. My browsing history, download history, extensions, themes, etc... all ...
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Media streaming malware and root key changer?

My home PC My laptop and now my friends laptop all get registry root changes I cant undo after being connected with my iPhone 6??! Even after replacing the phone. How can I stop it?? I think I worked ...
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Removing invisible extension “happysale” in google chrome

The extension "happysale" is showing ads by "gifton" in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and I seem to be unable to remove it. When I go to extensions in Chrome I can't see it, but when i go to ...
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Unable to remove MiuiTab from my PC [duplicate]

Recently I used internet so much. Also, I have downloaded a lot of things. But now, I noticed that many ads are affecting my PC. Finding a bit and researching told me that I have download a thing that ...
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Same popup on my devices, is there a malware?

From couple of days I had on my laptop Adcash.com popup on Chrome, I tried to delete all the cache and cookies but it still exists. Then I found the same popups on my Android phone and another phone ...
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How to uninstall Chinese application? [duplicate]

Can anyone help me how to remove the Chinese app (pictured below) from Windows XP? I dont know when or how it got installed. I have already tried Malwarebytes Anti-malware,AVG, AVG PC TuneUp, and ...
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How to get rid of my smart search [duplicate]

my smart search crap installed in my system and I have tried every method available on net (like uninstalling from control panel,using third party tools to remove crap from system). Any idea how to ...
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In which Windows startup mode should I scan for adware? [duplicate]

I think my Acer Windows 7 64-bit PC is infected with adware because even though I customize my browser settings within seconds it changes to the previous setting. Also the message Not Responding shows ...
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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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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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How do I stop chrome from redirecting me due to malicious software [duplicate]

When I click some links in chrome (trusted websites), I get redirected to 'spam' websites that say "your computer has viruses" or something stupid like that. How do I stop it from doing this? I have ...
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Is this malware?

I have a machine running Linux Mint (qiana). I noticed it was often slow and when I looked at top I found PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND ...
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Stubborn Startup Page - MyStartSearch - mystartsearch.com

Just earlier I opened IE to go check my emails, etc... but my startup page is not google anymore as it previously was. The startup page was instead some "mystartsearches" thing which I had not ...
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How to remove topic torch from my computer?

Somehow I have managed to get the topic torch malware installed on my computer, which show's ads whenever browsing (see screenshot). I have many of suggestions, but I can't seem to find the ...
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Cleaning a compromised Router?

At the office I noticed malware symptoms on one of the computers. I tried cleaning it and found nothing. Then I noticed I got the same behavior on my phone and the other computer: occasional links ...
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Detect the responsible file for Unknown Plugin in Chrome

Chrome 35 on Windows 7 x64 has a plugin that is unknown I run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware in resident mode, and I did a full scan with MS Security Essentials (which does not run resident), nothing ...
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How to detect which Malware has affected my system [duplicate]

My system is showing advertisements of all sorts popping everywhere and I cant use my system properly. Someone suggested it is a malware issue but what are my options how to detect which malware and ...
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Removing “Ads by SpeedCheck” malware? [duplicate]

Does anyone have a method to remove the "Ads by Speedcheck" malware? My mom has it and it completely crippled her computer. I googled it and just got a bunch of sites (ironically) that were short 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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Can I remove nengine.dll from my machine?

I recently started seeing an error message when starting up my pc: nengine.dll is not a proper application extention. Not recognising this nengine.dll, I did a quick search online and found it's ...
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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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Dexpot carries malware?

Dexpot appears to have a lion market share as far as virtual desktop managers go. It also seems to have a rep for adware/bloatware or worse; at least the dexpot.de site does: ...
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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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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 again, it had that annoying en.v9.com home page. I don't know how to ...
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Windows 7, HTTP & HTTPS not working correctly

Quick specs: Windows 7 home premium 64 Bit, updates are up to date. IE 11 Chrome (latest) Although uninstalled now. Firefox (latest) 26 Summary: Browse by name or IP address do not work. ...
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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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How to remove string from JPEG files using find?

I have many files in many media catalogs with some string and I want to remove this string. The string is contained inside JPEG files and looks like: ...
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Invading publicity in consulted Internet texts [closed]

In my pages searched in the Internet, the texts are changed by double sublined words in blue or red which point to different webpages. How can I get rid of this unrequired publicity? Is this Malware?
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Indiasearcher.in malware removal assistance

Operating system: Windows 7 Architecture: 32 bit Antivirus software and on-demand scanners on this system : ESET smart security Malwarebytes Antimalware Spybot Search and Destroy Date and how issue ...
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“autorun.inf” autogenerated in each drive generates EXE and PIF files in Windows CP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP SP2 installed on my laptop, its been infected by a virus, which creates autorun.inf in each of my drives as read-only, hidden and system file attribute being set, and which generates ...