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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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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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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debugging zeus botnet in visual studio 2010

I am a newbie in the area of botnet detection,IDS.I want to understand the control flow of zeus botnet by running it in Visual studio 2010. I am successfully able to build zeus in visual studio,...
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Copy & Paste hijacking in Google Chrome

I'm having a strange issue in Google Chrome. When I attempt to copy a URL from the location bar, pasting it into a new tab results in the output: file://localhost/.apdisk It doesn't happen in any ...
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System freezes, kind of - Windows 8.1

About once or twice a day I get some freezing going on. My internet runs slower and is choppy, Media Player will continue to run but the controls freeze. Task Manager completely freezes and doesn't ...
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Odd Appearances in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\

I am familiar with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ and aware of how it works. What I am unable to understand is how some items arrived here. Was wondering if someone knew of an anterior method or how in the world ...
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Run Cuckoo inside Docker

I'm trying to install Cuckoo inside of a Docker container but have run into a problem. I know there's an image on the Docker website: https://registry.hub.docker.com/u/blacktop/cuckoo/; however, I've ...
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Is my computer part of a botnet? (based on 4 symptoms)

I have four signals that, together, hint to the fact that something is going on on my machine (windows 7 x64, Precision M4600 from 2011): The black windows startup screen lasts for 50 seconds, ...
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Prefetcher in registries

I`m working on a malware & found the malware modifies these registries: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Prefetcher\TracesProcessed: 0x00000086 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows ...
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Can't install drivers on Windows Vista

I'm running Windows Vista SP2 and I recently got a problem that is quite urgent. I cannot install drivers on my system. When I run (for example) driver executable, an error pops up saying "Driver ...
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Better understanding program detected as virus w/ sandbox

My AV solution detected a program as a virus. Can someone point me in the right direction to learn more about the following points? 1) What exactly about the program was determined as the triggering ...
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Lots of weird connections on my computer on various different ports

i have all these weird connections on my computer and i'm wondering if i should be worried? Could anyone explain where all these connections come from? Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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Advertising banner in Firefox - where does it come from and how to remove

I get an advertising banner at the top of all webpages I view in Firefox. I would like to know where this comes from and how to remove it. UPDATE I just realized, that when going with the mouse ...
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Did malware take over my BIOS, preventing the utility from reading all of the blocks?

At one point I updated my BIOS to add UEFI version for Windows 8. I recently went back to Windows 7 after testing Windows 10 for a bit. However I have now found that my BIOS cannot be flashed, neither ...
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Computer malware injects scripts causing full of javascript errors

I have a local browser application (written in php, running on usbwebserver) which runs fine on all of my users' computers except for one. When i checked the app, it seems that there have been ...
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Single machine on my network can't load a specific website

One windows 7 machine on my local home network is having trouble loading www.reddit.com I'm on a hardline into a linksys e1200 router. Other devices (laptop, phone, etc) have had no issues (wireless ...
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Windows 7 common search engines hosts don't work or responde to icmp

I have a windows 7 computer every site works... EXCEPT google.com, yahoo.com duckduckgo.com The websites IP also does not answer, the webpage keeps trying to load but the HTTP/ICMP request leaves the ...
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How can I use Decryptolocker to decrypt all files in a directory?

I have downloaded Decryptolocker and have the key required to decrypt files. The instructions state to use it as: Decryptolocker.exe --key "<key>" <Lockedfile.doc> How can I use it on a ...
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Linkbucks Adware on Goo.gl links

I have created a goo.gl shortlink for my app page, so that I can know how many times the link is clicked from my page. I checked the link when I created it, and it worked fine. Now when I checked it ...
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Search Protect removed all my tabs and groups from Firefox

I have a crisis here! I had approximately 200 tabs grouped in approximately 30 groups in Firefox 31.0. The grouping showed up when I clicked the icon on the left of the "minimize" button or pressed ...
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After typing a web address, unwanted content “salesforce.com” appears in it and redirects me

When I type a web address in my web browser, "force.com" or "salesforce.com" comes up in it. Here's an example: https://k12parentportal.force.com/portal_enrollmenthome>. Everything is correct except ...
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DNS changes automatically to porn site DNS

I am using OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 and Windows 8.1 with Boot Camp. It is not happening everyday but it happens at least in every 3-4 days. When I log in to 192.168.1.1 and check my DNS they are just ...
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VMware Host-Only without Host?

The question may seem confusing. I am setting up a malware lab, and would like to create a virtual private network basically between 3 VMs (so I can use tools like inetsim). I am using VMware ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Malware transmitted over network

I am doing some tests in my second computer which involve dropping the firewall and antivirus. I'm trying to isolate the 2 systems so malware can't jump between them. Both systems have win8 ...
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Virus changed some folders and files' extensions to .exe

A virus changed all folders and some of files on my USB flash drive to .exe files. I scanned the flash drive with USB Disk Security and scanned my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials, deleting ...
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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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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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How to know what kind of malware infected the PC?

I downloaded a software from cnet, and cnet downloader installed malicious software. I removed them using the add or remove program but the malware are still there, some toolbar, and some backup ...
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Possible moneybookers malware?

I am Mac user and few minutes ago I had to check my network traffic with tcpdump and I was surprised of the output. I send tons of requests to g1.moneybookers.com From what I see I send more than one ...
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camouflaged process thrashing drives

Someone I know has a slow Windows XP computer and they asked me to look at it. I found that the drive was constantly being accessed, and so would be any removable drive that was plugged in (making it ...
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Unusual incoming connection?

I have a machine that directly connects to the internet. I have an unusual connection as shown above. I have not used VMWare for a while though. I know that the exe file is genuine. As a quick ...
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What the “Yahoo developer YQL console virus” actually is and how to eradicate it?

For already about 3 years a computer at an office demonstrates sudden attacks of "the http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console redirect virus" from from time to time - it starts redirecting all google....
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Chrome freezes when I search facebook in google.com, using chrome

I search facebook in google.com, in chrome and the results appear instantly. But, chrome freezes for 5-6 seconds after the results are displayed. This happens ALL the time. What could be the reason ...
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Chrome randomly opens a tab and closes is is it malware?

From time to time a tab opens really quickly and closes immediately. Is this some kind of malware or is it a known bug? How could I find out?
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Security Essentials (SE) hangs while scanning ProgramData folder

First I did a complete scan on C:\ and kept getting (after about 1.5M files scanned, which is at the end of the C:\ProgramData folder or the beginning of the C:\Recovery folder) Then, after ...
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IE 10 keeps crashing after malware removal

I removed some malware from Win 8 Pro, but now IE 10 crashes 98% of the time when it opens. Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 10.0.9200.16453, time stamp: 0x509b0dfb Faulting module ...
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Taskhost.exe looking suspicious in Process Explorer

I'm thinking I have a virus on my Windows 8 (x64). I downloaded and opened Process Explorer (Sysinternals) and started analyzing the running processes. I came across taskhost.exe and saw it did not ...
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Suspicious .nyiyeverc file in my home directory

I found a suspicious hidden file on my Mac (a ppc powerbook running 10.4.11) when cleaning house recently. It's an 8 kb Unix executable file named ".nyiyeverc" sitting in my home directory (~/).I ...
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Vista: Determining corresponding process of a window

There is some kind of malware installed on a client's computer. It effectively prevents the administrator account from being used. It pops up a fullscreen window which you can't get around: Alt+Tab ...
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No Connectivity on Windows 7 WSHELPER.DLL not found

I have a Windows 7 laptop, which i am fixing for a friend. There is no connectivity at all. I have tried several interfaces - Ethernet, WLAN, Mac OSX internet sharing over ethernet. Internet Explorer ...
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Windows 7 asks administrator for administrator privilege

I seem to get a malware and when I try to delete it, it says I must be administrator to delete it(I do not know the English version since I am not using an English version). But the problem is I do ...
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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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File permissions are being changed, possible Malware

I have a laptop that displays the login screen and then will sit at a blank screen. C+A+D still works, so I checked the running processes. I noticed that explorer was not running, so I attempted to ...
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AV triggers on an uninfected file

A friend of mine works in a small company where no IT-guys are present. That's where I sometimes come in. After someone opened a suspicious e-mail, one of the executables of a program they use got ...