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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Active Adblock Plus shows weird error in Chrome JS Console

Every page i browse with chrome shows this error in the console: extensions::uncaught_exception_handler:8 Error in event handler for (unknown): SyntaxError: Failed to execute 'insertRule' on '...
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How to install security updates after “Upgrade to Windows 10” hijacks Windows Update? [duplicate]

EDIT: Future visitors - the cited duplicate is not a duplicate. Ignore Ramhound's (and other's) claims. This is not a question about removing Get Windows 10 malware because it keeps returning. Instead,...
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Weird “Local Address” in lots of processes

I noticed a weird address in the Local Address column in the Network tab of Process Hacker in lots of program that work with internet connection (like chrome, firefox, dropbox, thunderbird etc..). ...
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Cuckoo Sandbox Sample Reports

I am trying to find some Cuckoo Sandbox sample output reports.. I started with malwr.com, the problem is that I can't scrape the website because I can't it uses javascript to fill in the parts I want ...
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How does one Blacklist a patch based on Knowledge Based/KB number?

I installed two updates today on a Windows 7 machine. One was KB3035583, which was purported to fix problems with Windows. The other was a malware definitions update. KB3035583 turned out to be ...
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Find source of outgoing traffic

My Ubuntu web server has been infected by a bot that is brute-force attacking Wordpress sites. I can see the outgoing POST requests and their content, but I am not able to find the script, pid or ...
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Strange HTTP connection requests from one machine to all other machines on the Network “GET /currentsettings.htm”?

When doing some research on google I found that Netgear Genie application seem to be sending HTTP requests to every web server on port 80 on the network ? How would I stop this strange behavior from ...
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How Is It Possible That an App Connects to 0.0.0.142 IP Address? [closed]

I regularly review connections being established from apps in my phone to external services. Lately, I found Facebook connecting to 0.0.0.142. So I deleted Facebook for Android app. Now, I just found ...
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Yandex.ru trying to connect?

I recently discovered Yandex browser, and decided to give it a try since I'm losing faith in Chrome, and wasn't too displeased with Maxthon. After trying it out, I didn't like it, and decided to ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start after malware cleaning

I've got my friend's laptop and was asked to clean it. After running Malwarebytes, CCleaner, AdRemover the Windows won't start. Automatic repair doesn't work. According to Windows\System32\Logfiles\...
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How can I safely do a complete hard disk drive wipe and Windows 7 reinstall due to a virus? [duplicate]

I have a Dell inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 professional and I have recently fallen victim to a Trojan virus that has somehow managed to surpass AVG, ZoneAlarm and Malwarebytes too! I have tried ...
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How to remove Google search Result redirect virus in all browsers?

I have a virus redirects the google in all browsers when i click search to another search engine(Google Custom search) I tried many solutions found in another questions or in google but nothing ...
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“ad-type-google.com…”, “tradeadexchange.com” malware redirection in mobile

Whenever I use internet from my home network on my mobile, and open any site, (except Facebook, Yahoo and Youtube), the doesn't load and it redirects to the pages malware pages mentioned in the title. ...
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comparing between two VM snapshots?

I already know some programs can compare between two snapshots but they only work on my real machine but I want to know how to know the difference between two virtual machine snapshots Example : -&...
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How can I see what changes malware made to a virtual machine?

I want to know if I can open a virtual machine (VMware , Virtual Box ...) and (for example) install windows 7 + some programs (chrome,Word,antivirus....) and then save the current stat (i don't have ...
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About Malware analysis [duplicate]

I want to know if I can open a virtual machine (VMware , Virtual Box ...)and (for example) install Windows 7 + some programs (Chrome, Word, antivirus....) and then save the current state. Right now I ...
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Can I safely reinstall the OS on an infected virtual machine and still keep my data? [duplicate]

My Windows 10 guest OS running in VirtualBox on Mac OS X seems to have caught an infection. Is there a way to reinstall the OS and wipe any hidden malware, but keep my data files (program ...
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Explorer.exe keeps trying to Visit Suspicious Website [duplicate]

Today, I have been receiving pop-ups from Malwarebytes roughly every 20 minutes telling me that it blocked C:\Windows\explorer.exe from attempting to visit appexsports.trafficmanager.net. A full scan ...
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Internet stops working after removing lavasofttcpservice.dll from my computer

Few days ago I noticed a new software in my computer named "lavasoft webcompanion". I have no idea from where it came. I have never installed anything from lavasoft. So, I uninstall the program. ...
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Windows Possible Malware

Service Host : Local System is using a lot of system resources.This happens often. One time Windows Explorer consumed more than 90% CPU and RAM.I wasn't able to open Microsoft Safety Scanner website. ...
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Virus or malware ruining my ping?

So the current situation is that on my stationary computer I experience abnormal high ping. Only for this computer. I am using a wireless network adapter: USB-N53 Adapter Dual-band Wireless-N600 The ...
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Can a spyware or malware create a network on my Windows 10 computer? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 10 and tried to install a program and it also installed Snap.do and IQIYI. I was able to remove snap.do and iqiyi but then I noticed a strange network in my computer named ...
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Handle a virus infection by Trojan-Spy.Win32.ZBot.a [duplicate]

Since a couple of days I have a prompt from my KIS 2016 saying that he found this Trojan in MEM. I try to clean and restart the PC, all goes well, but in a while this message appears again. I have ...
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How do I stop ads in my browsers?

My web browsers all keep getting completely infested with ads any time I run them. I primarily use Chrome, although I have IE installed as well, and that program also has the problem. I ran Norton ...
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I accidentally opened a localhost port?

I had accidentally opened a port via firewall which had a WEBSITE(IIS EXPRESS) localhost port number. So could my desktop be hacked by opening a port? And also i had deleted it after a few minutes.
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Malware removal issue [duplicate]

My chrome browser injected with ads by superadremove malware. I tried all the possible suggestions. Scanned system,tried malware removal tools, removed extension from all browser, verified system ...
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Can I safely do a backup of Windows after cleaning it from malware? [closed]

Long story short, I accidentally installed some malware on my PC. I immediately reached for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and it detected 4 files: trojans and spyware. I removed it. Then I proceeded to do ...
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Windows remove hidden cpuminer sgminer and gpuminer [duplicate]

I found that I have and undesired gpuminer and cpuminer installed on my Windows 7 pc that is consuming a lot of my CPU and overheating my GPU even when its not in use (no gpu consumer application ...
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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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Malware sandbox (Cuckoo) permission denied for pcap file

I am trying to run an analysis on Cuckoo malware sandbox but keep running into a permission error. This is what I get when I submit a file for analysis: 2015-08-16 02:27:27,477 [modules.auxiliary....
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How to connect removable disk to an infected PC

What precautions should I take before connecting a removable storage device (like pendrives, External HDD, Memory cards) to an infected PC to avoid spreding infection to the removable disk? There ...
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How does the Bitdefender Box actually work?

As I'm gradually adding internet-connected devices, appliances, and "things" around the house, I've been looking for one solution to protect all of them from malware and unwanted intrusions. As of ...
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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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Can malware spread between parititions on a hard drive? [closed]

Let's say I have a computer that dual-boots from two partitions on the same hard drive. If I get infected with malware while using one of the partitions, how likely is it that it will spread to the ...
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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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I think somebody has access to my computer

Yesterday I received emails from Origin (EA) saying that my password, email and username were all changed. Not having done that myself, I reverted the changes, called EA security, set up a 2-step ...
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Your-Home-Page.net on Opera?

Long story short, the link (provided below) was somehow set to open (alongside my homepage) every time I open Opera, and I can not figure out how to stop it from happening nor when it began. I have ...
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Is it possible to low level format an Virtual Machine? [closed]

I just came to wonder, if you can low level format the disk of an Virtual Machine, maybe you guys can help me with that?
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How to grep in Windows for for eval code?

I have written this code in Linux, How can I achieve the same in Windows server ? find "dirname" -name "*.php" -exec grep -PHl "(eval\(.*\);)" {} \; Basically I want to find out this pattern ...
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Why my website giving “The site ahead contains harmful programs” error? [closed]

My site is: hints.steptoinstall.com. It's build using Wordpress. My lastest Post is: PHP – Current Year for Copyright, after making this post for the last 5 days I'm getting The site ahead contains ...
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How do I delete spyware from a Mac Notebook?

I recently watched a lengthy video from a political blog; since then my computer gets a lot of "Oh snap" screens and I lose my web page. Also when I turn my computer on, multiple windows are open ...
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What is “lightning downloader” [duplicate]

By a mistake I installed this on my system. Fast google search gave some sites that mark it as a malware etc and provide removal tools. However a fast google search about those sites shows that they ...
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How do I get rid of the Total Ad Performance malware from my Android? [closed]

My Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has been infected by a malware that redirects my browsers to either one of the two websites: www.totaladperformance.com or www.admomi.com. I have the paid version of ...
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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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Strange “SA … checker” attributes being added to body tag

Not sure if this is a good place to ask this question, but here goes. I am a web developer, and lately I have noticed a strange attribute being added to the <body> tag of every web page I open. ...