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 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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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 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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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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What *exactly* happens when I insert my USB into a computer? [closed]

What exactly happens when I insert my USB into a computer?
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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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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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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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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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What is this message about new codec from www.onnify.com?

Recently, when I start Google Chrome browser, a window pops up (sorry, I did not save a screenshot), saying something like new codec available from www.onnify.com. What exactly is the significance ...
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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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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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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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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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Any tips on pinpointing Windows 7 instability?

Ever since I removed malware my Windows 7 computer has been unstable. The mouse and keyboard randomly stop working for a few seconds and sometimes the system freezes all together. The behaviour is ...
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Strange Virus Infecting My Server

I am currently working on a Web App on my dedicated server (LAMP) and it seems like it might be infected with some strange malware/virus of some kind. When I access some domains on that server (every ...
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Virus disguising as file

Can files be infected with malware and them running as soon as the disk their on is connected/when their opened(Im talking for files like mp4/mov/avi, pngs(images generally) and compressed zip,tar.gz ...
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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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BetterSurf Firefox extension appears to be malware

When I was browsing (a local copy of a site off my own hard drive), I was greeted by a pop-up that took up the entire bottom half of my screen that detected that I was on the site that had a menu of ...
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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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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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How can I automatically require a password when connecting to a WD MyBookLive?

I have created a user which has specific privileges to access the shares on our WD MyBookLive Network drive (ie it requires a password to connect), however after connecting once Windows seems to ...
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Found various .cn URLs in memory dump

I'm using the forensic tool responder. I did a memory dump, and I found a lot of URLs with the domain .cn. Some of them are related to the mcshield.exe process. I Googled some of those URLs and I ...
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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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php.net listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer

When I access php.net through Google search i get the following message saying The Website Ahead Contains Malware! See the screenshot attached below: Is it same for you guys? How can I avoid ...
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How to resolve BackgroundContainer.dll error on startup?

When I start my desktop it gives me an error about BackgroundContainer.dll. How to get rid of it? I found nothing when i started regedit.exe and searched (F3 or CTRL+F) for BackgroundContainer.dll ...
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How to remove http://www.dalesearch.com from my PC [duplicate]

I am asking our community to get proven experience of how to remove "dalesearch" AdWare from my PC. I uninstalled it from applications, reset home page from browser, but it appear again as home page ...
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Is it possible to find the origin of a virus?

Is there any method with which you can determine the origin for a given piece of malware in Windows? One of my PCs was recently infected with the PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP password stealing trojan. Is ...
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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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How to prevent ICE CYBER virus - Avira has allowed reinfection [duplicate]

The ICE CYBER virus is particularly nasty. I thought it snuck in while Avira Free Antivir was off, and then became active later. Being more carefull for the two days after removing it with a ...
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Removing nav-links malware in Google Chrome on OS X?

I some how have been infected by the nav-links malware. It's a really annoying malware that shows up like a link on a text and when you click on it you are redirected to some advertised website like ...
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Is this an error or a malware?

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. Yesterday I asked this question. No need to read it. Right now, my anti virus, detects no virus however I am experiencing 2 issues: When i start windows, the screen ...
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Am i infected with a malware or is it a graphic card issue?

This past month, i've been having many issues with malware, you can tell by looking at my profile, I'm so sick of it to the point where I'm really thinking to dump my windows, once and for all and go ...
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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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Issues with avg

I have windows 7 64 bit, avg internet security 2013, and malwarebytes pro. I don't know if i should ask it here or on security.SO, feel free to migrate it if you feel it does not belong here. I'll use ...
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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 do i report malware or spyware from a random person that was sent to my gmail account

my computer is an asus x53e series running windows 7 home premium with a 64 bit O.S. I received an email that was talking about a possible job opportunity It had two links inside the actual message ...
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How to find out if my MBR is infected?

I imagine that bootkits and other malware can install themselves in the MBR and be invisible to antivirus software running after the MBR was executed. Is there any way to execute an antivirus scan on ...
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Virus Infection; Now I'm trying to delete folders from Program Files [duplicate]

AVG seems to have quarantined the two Trojan malware but I can't delete the folders: Program Files > Google > Desktop > Install > {string of numbers} Changing Ownership and Permissions doesn't do ...
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Harddrive - wipe out “hidden areas” like HPA and DCO also after malware infection

Background - Malware in windows (yes), possibly rootkit/bootkit. Don't want to take any chances. So, wiped drive with DBAN foolishly (PRNG, 8 pass). Later came to know that DBAN does not kill HPA ...
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Is DriverPack Solution trustworthy? [closed]

Let me get to the question directly. Is DriverPackSolution trustworthy? I had used it to install my laptop drivers a year ago. It worked and I didn't care whether it was trustworthy or not, until ...
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Is this malware, or what?

I was minding my own business, working on a C# utility, when this popped up: I was not trying to install anythiing; I binged "nent73jm.tmp" and found nada; does anybody know what this might be? Is ...
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How far should one go to protect his PC? [closed]

I have windows 7, 64 bit, running two antivirus: Malwarebytes Pro + Malwarebytes Anti Rootkit Avg 2013 internet security (Anti Rootkit included) I had an issue yesterday and a user here on Super ...
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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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Dualbooted pc: would a virus downloaded on linux infect windows?

Most, if not all Linux and Mac users don't use antivirus. If you dualboot your pc, and you catch a virus on some website or whatever. Would it affect your windows partition if it's mounted on linux? ...
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In OS X 10.8.4 what are the standand user accounts that should be in directory utility

I believe I have some malware or virus on my os x 10.8 computer. I need to know what the list of user accounts and groups are the ones that come on a standard install of Mountain Lion in the Open ...
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Remove Delta Search from IE / Chrome

After downloading a python eclipse add-on, I was attacked with the delta-search virus. I tried removing the Delta Search entries using Control Panel as well as the Yantoo entry as suggested by this ...