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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server Backup dedicated HDD and “locky” kind of malware - are the backed-up data protected?

I have recently set up a Windows Server Backup for one of my servers in the "Back up to a hard disk that is dedicated for backups" mode. In this mode, the whole drive is not normally visible in the ...
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Facebook malware attack & said to use eset scanner I try 50 times

Your Computer Needs to Be Cleaned It looks like your computer is being affected by malware. We’ll help you fix the problem to keep your account secure and prevent malware from spreading to ...