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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?
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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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User-safe Malware removal tools?

What are some Windows malware removal tools that are "User Safe" (I don't trust regular users with Hijack this)? Which ones give you the most results without asking the end user to make decisions?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is iLivid? [closed]

I have seen an advert for iLivid, saying that it would enhance download speeds. Is this true, is it a safe piece of software? Experience faster downloading and immediate viewing with an awesome ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does windows 8 system reset remove maleware?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How do I remove the qvo6 homepage

Everytime I open my browsers, be it firefox/chrome/dragon/opera, the qvo6.com page loads. The homepages for these browsers are set to blank. Yet this problem persists. http://qvo6.com/uninstall.html ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Host intrusion prevention system that can be installed during safemode?

I have reason to believe, from prior experience, that I can use Comodo's Defense+ - that companies host intrusion prevention system - to defeat some malware on my bosses computer. Alas, it must be ...
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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 ...