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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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 ...
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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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Unknown process named “wuowoo” running in Windows 7

Today I am reviewing the system's performance through Task Manager in Windows 7 and I noticed a process named wuowoo.exe. I googled it and checked in SuperUser site also but I can't find any ...
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Is it possible to safely contain a virus - not letting it spread?

I need to run a program, but I don't trust the author. I think it is infected with spyware or viruses, malicious files. I scanned it, did n't find anything, but still not feeling good about it. So I ...
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Prevent McAfee Security Scan Plus from installing - ever

Whenever Flash updates, some colleague or friend keeps pressing OK, and without noticing, McAfee Security Scan Plus is installed (and it happened to me several times as well). Then, after a while, a ...
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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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How to remove URL redirect malware/virus from PC

I have a windows laptop infected with a URL redirection software. I downloaded the kaspersky TDSSKiller and followed the instructions to remove them. But it is not effective and the URL redirective is ...
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Security certificate has been revoked Chrome

Some days back I started receiving below message in Chrome whenever I open site with a secure connection such as https://www.facebook.com or https://www.gmail.com Security certificate has been ...
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Do you recognise this suspicious folder: Malicious or Benign

Does anyone recognise this suspicious folder that sits on my C drive? The folder sits on my C drive at C:\cacde6d0fd849a939328ab\ The name obviously looks like a hash/encryption/or junk text. The ...
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Removing skype.dat malware permanently

Every time i boot the PC, i am not able to surf the net as most of the sites do not open even when there is no problem with the internet connection. I searched for a solution online and found out that ...
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Can a live Linux Mint DVD-R be infected with keylogger/malware?

I have burnt a live Linux mint DVD R and I want to use it for online banking. I am slightly paranoid about keylogger or malware present on Windows 7 though I cannot confirm. My question is if my ...
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Can't download Microsoft malware removal tool

It seems that my computer has malware that prevents me from visiting https://www.microsoft.com/ru-ru/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx I tried reinstalling Windows 8 and it doesn't help. Is ...
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How do I get rid of adware from Search Conduit/White Smoke?

This adware came bundled with some freeware I downloaded. It hijacked my home page and search engine. I have fixed both of those things, but still every time I open Chrome, it opens ...
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Is the Ask.com toolbar installed with Java considered spyware? [closed]

I was wondering if the Ask.com toolbar is spyware. I play a game called Minecraft and it requires Java. The Java installer also installed the Ask.com toolbar. I want to play one of my favorite games ...
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Approx. what fraction of viruses will manipulate the installed antivirus program to make themselves undetected once they are in RAM? [closed]

If this percentage is high, why do people still bother to run AV after the PC is booted; why is it not the norm to boot from media (disc etc.) and then scan the infected disk (when there is no chance ...
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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 anti-keylogging programs can you use when using public PCs

Are there anti-keylogging programs that can keep you safe while you are using a public PC terminal? Do they exist and what are these? I like to know that I am safe when entering data on a public PC ...
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CPU burning hot causing internet connection to slow down (or cut off)

I have an HP pavilion g6, 64 bit. I dualboot it, installing windows 7 and a linux distro. nowaday I'm running crunchbang linux distro. When I'm working on any linux distro, i don't remember having ...
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How to be safe plugging in an infected USB?

I have an infected USB that is loaded with trojans, spywares, Sality, etc. Basically, I wish to put my important data somewhere, reformat the USB, then restore the data. I have prepared a freshly ...
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MMLoadDrv apart of Catalyst Control Center? Look suspicious

This loads at startup every once in a while. It looks strange, and it's always the same image in that window, but it's slightly animated. Does anybody know the purpose of this? Can I remove it? I've ...
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Windows Explorer hacked, Restore files corrupted

Not expecting a critter in a FB page, I clicked on it. Instantly a new icon for "White Trader" appeared on my Desktop, a message about not using it "in long time" popped up, Dropbox loaded itself and ...
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How do I find the server program that a malware bot is trying to contact using wireshark?

I'm looking at a packet capture of some traffic of a malware infected computer, where do I begin to look in trying to find the server program that the malware bot is trying to contact?