Malware (short for Malicious Software) is a type of software designed to access a computer system without the owner's informed consent.

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Can ping the ip-Address but not the site and neither browse to it

Due to some malware or virus, I was unable to connect to any site while the connection showed "Internet Access". On experimenting, I found that I was able to ping the I.P. address of google. But when ...
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suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
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Malware on my Linux? Cant see on top/htop but CPU/Mem Usage is high

Over about the last week or two, I have been seeing something odd with my Linux mint PC. Over a day or 2, at some point, my CPU usage hits and saturates at or near 100 at some point (according to my ...
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How is Linux not prone to viruses, malware and those kinds of things?

How is Linux protected against viruses? This question was a Super User Question of the Week. Read the blog entry for more details or contribute to the blog yourself
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How to find in shared folder of remote computer which file was created or copied by which specific computer

Scenario is my friend works in company where they use more than 1200 computers. They have 2 domains. Employees are given same user accounts as per their designation. i.e. Operator, Marker, ...
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Is it possible to view the source of a malicious pdf?

I am using osx mavericks. Avast alerted to a file that was in a hidden spotlight directory that had random-looking characters as a name with a .txt extension. It identified as a javascript trojan. I ...
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Exploit.Win32.CVE-2010-2568.gen malware detected

I am not very good with computers. Actually, I am very bad :( so if you are willing to answer my question, could you please explain your answer in very simple terms, like to a complete dummy? Thanks ...
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Full disk encryption and advanced malware removal

Doesn't full disk encryption eliminate a key ability to deploy a LiveCD (e.g., Kaspersky Rescue Disk) and inhibit advanced malware removal?
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If you block an .exe file in Windows Firewall, are you also blocking the .dll files it uses or it needs to be done separatly?

Let's consider this scenario: There's some X software downloaded from the internet with one .exe file and several .dll files. The .exe file is prevented from accessing the Internet by using Windows ...
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Google Chrome page is infected by the Ukash virus

I have a Samsung Chromebook. On the Google Chrome page I can't get rid of a site called Ukash (some site masquerading as Europol or something). How can I get rid of it?
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What is the likelihood of malware infections in Appdata\Roaming folder?

I recently redirected my C:\Users\Me\Appdata\Roaming folder to my e: drive (where many other folders from my profile have been redirected to for years). This way, if/when I restore an image to c:, my ...
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Non-virus originated cases of System Volume Information folder existance on removable media

When an AV found a virus on my external drive in the System Volume Information folder, I could not understand why this folder appeared there in the first place. From the logic behind System Restore ...
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Windows SYSTEM PID 4 listing on port 31337 (eleet)

On my Windows 7 box, I have the following ports opened by the system process.. Process PID PROTO LOCAL REMOTE State System 4 TCP 0.0.0.0 445 0.0.0.0 0 LISTENING ...
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Windows 7 how do I get rid of mobigenie malware [duplicate]

How do I get rid of mobigenie it keeps changing my chrome search setting and attempting to install backup and driver software.
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Program took 80 percent of my i7 cpu

the program was existed here C:\Program Files (x86)\PCData\minerd.exe but I deleted it now , I want to know what was that program ?
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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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Something keeps opening Outlook

I have an interesting little icon in my taskbar that, when hovered over tells me that "Another program is using Outlook". This is very interesting, as I have not intentionally installed anything that ...
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Virus Asking To Format External Hard Drive [closed]

I have an external harddrive. Whenever I put its USB into the USB port of my laptop, it asks me to format my hard drive. I think this is because of some sort of virus. Can someone please help me to ...
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Unable to surf with Ease due Certificate Requirement or virus

I am trying to surf the internet but for any link which I type or enter, I get the following message : This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to accounts.google.com, ...
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How can I identify malware containing chrome extensions in Linux?

I seem to have been infected by malware. Specifically, every now and then (once every few days usually) I get redirected to a page that asks me to download something, usually a "new version of flash". ...
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Blocking Intellitxt (random ad links on browsers)

On my browsers, links are created on random words within a text and when I hover over them a small ad window pops up, which is quite annoying. I read here that this is called Intellitxt and that ...
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Malware seems to disappear when brought into the shop

Question: Is there a type of malware out there that "goes stealth" when in a different environment from it's usual one (IE, when the computer is brought into the shop), and then reactivates when back ...
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NASTY- ness not sure who to point the finger at! [closed]

Win 7 ultimate boots to log in screens, upon logging into user hkcmd.exe application error...The application was unable to start correctly 0x0000906 RUNDLL error lgfxpers.exe application error ...
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System is slow, which files to delete?

My system has Windows XP installed with 2 GB RAM, and it has been working OK, but since 3 days ago it hangs a lot. I tried deleting the temp (%temp%) files manually, and also used disk cleanup, and ...
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ubuntu infected by something from windows

when sharing some files with one of my friends who uses windows, i found a suspicious file in his pen-drive, deleted from it, but after that my trash can shows its full, deleted everything , but its ...
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How to remove a rogue extension labelled “Installed by enterprise policy”

I found a rogue extension (likely malware?) that I cannot removed, as the delete icon is greyed out and the extension says "installed by enterprise policy". I have tried running Spybot Search and ...
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Huge changes in free space of hard drive or HDD [closed]

I have windows 7, 64 bit. Lately, I noticed my computer is a little slower than usual. Eg. Desktop icons take longer to load, my computer does not open instantly after booting. Also, the hard disk ...
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Virus that disables keyboard and doesn't allow me to open drives?

I am now typing from a virtual keyboard. Minutes ago I downloaded a program called Downlite, subsequently, my keyboard, both native [notebook] and external. Mouse buttons don't do their jobs, when I ...
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malware any link will redirect to ultrafiles.net [duplicate]

From two days ago i have a problem, when click any link on any website i will redirect to http://www.ultrafiles.net... I installed and use any malware detection and ad clear software for solving this ...
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How to get rid of freaking adds?

see these screen shots in the above picture...those green texts (marked with red pen) when i hover mouse on them an add pops up. this one is more annoying anytime this add slides from the ...
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What is this Unknown Chrome extension comes back after every remove?

there is this unknown chrome extension named " YTBookMarkK " it returns every time I remove it, I couldn't find any info about it, is it harmful?
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MacKeeper has hijacked my Safari Browser

MacKeeper (http:// mackeeperapp.zeobit.com) has hijacked my Safari browser. I have had to open Firefox, in order to get to the internet. I would rather use Safari, since that is where my bookmarks ...
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How can I fix a v9.com redirect infection? [duplicate]

NOTE: This is clearly NOT a duplicate, as it has never been asked and none of the generic malware advice worked. It's a widespread problem and about a week after this was declared a "duplicate" by ...
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Can I use a second router on my network to isolate certain computers?

Ok, right now I have one router that I use for everything. It is plugged directly into my modem. My brother keeps on getting infected with malware no matter how many precautions I set up. He won't ...
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how to fix if a site is always redirected to another phishing site?

I am running Windows XP SP3. Before I used to do online banking using this computer without problem. But recently, when I will visit my bank to do online banking, https://www.mybdo.com.ph , it gives ...
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How to uninstall V9 search engine?

Problem I have installed UTorrent couple of days back and it silently (FYI, I unchecked the "Install V9 Toolbar") installed a search engine called V9. It annoys me as it has been set as a default ...
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Trusteer Rapport “security software” says my computer is infected

I'm sure I'm not the first person to come across this, but here in the UK it seems every major bank (e.g. HSBC, NatWest, etc.) are getting their customers to install Trusteer's Rapport software before ...
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Can't display/remove registry entry set by malware

I have a registry entry with strange characters: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Desktop\Install\{a33ad396-dacb-512c-46ab-10675be7c6b5}\ ...
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Security issues with online activation software

Let's say I need to use some activation software, which connects to a server and activate some other software in my PC (i.e., Microsoft Toolkit crack to activate MS Office, or a crack for a game). ...
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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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OS X Rootkit Hunter 0.2 - Results - Help interpreting

maybe someone can help me makes sense if these scan results are something to be worried about and if so, how to fix them. I seems that I do not have any viruses (check with Sophos AV) or rootkits, but ...
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Disc light comes on when pressing keys in Iceweasel Preferences? Is this malevolent?

On Linux,I'm using the Iceweasel web browser (it's effectively Firefox), and in Edit/Preferences/General/Startup, when I type a URL into the "Home Page" box, the hard disc light comes on for EVERY ...
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Start up error after power outage

I hooked up a Wi-Fi router today. About 20 minutes later the building power went off suddenly (not related to the router). When I tried to start the computer I got this message: There was a ...
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Removing search engine malware from Firefox

I have for some reason had my computer hijacked by the Snap.do malware. It takes over my browser and sets my new tab, startup page and default search engine to snap.do, something that I'm not very ...
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Browser hi-jacked after new install of windows 8

I just did a clean install of Windows 8 and upon booting up and launch IE the browser is defaulting to conduit search engine. In the rebuild process, I deleted two of the three partitions and assume ...
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Preventing the installation of Chrome Addons

Every time I visit home (only twice a year), I find my younger (teenaged) sister, has managed to give her computer a "virus". Almost inevitably this isn't true virus, but is a malicious browser ...
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Removal of Smart Web Search from system

Somehow Smart Web Search has been activated in my system. When I searched about it, I figured out that it's a hijacker program. Is there any way to remove this thing? I tried to remove it but was ...
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taskmgr.exe is asking permission to connect to 66.152.109.110

taskmgr.exe is asking permission to connect to 66.152.109.110. I am using windows 7. Is it normal? Is my machine infected with malware? Thank you!
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I can't open/ping any antivirus sites

I have a problem with a virus in windows 7, I don't know what kind of virus is infected my OS, I installed kasersky antivirus, and clear all detected viruses. After that I can't open any antivirus ...