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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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need help getting rid of a virus [duplicate]

I'm getting this virus about 8-18 happen at once. My Avast! is blocking it but it triggers when ever I shut down my computer, and turn it on again. I have done a virus scan with Avast! and ...
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Stop Windows Defender deleting a legit VB script

I have wrote a little script that will automate downloading and running a program, however when invoking the script from command line, Windows Defender will enter the scene warning user that malware ...
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Cuckoo with pfSense

I am trying to set up Cuckoo with pfSense, and it is either not getting the information from the Cuckoo server, or it is not correctly sending the info back to the result server. I am using a LAN ...
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Is This A Run32dll.exe Virus

I have two run32dll.exe processes, one in System32 and another in SysWOW64. Is one of them a virus or is it normal? Sometimes only one is there (SysWOW64) and this one uses 60-90 Mbs Of memory. ...
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Unidentifiable malware

For the past few weeks whenever I open any web browser the url bar says https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/amazo-irland/json2/urls/sRCH2.html then redirects me to either search.ask.com or ...
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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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How to delete Ads by AddFreeApp? [duplicate]

I really need help, I downloaded a software that installed this malware to my computer.. Now, I used adwcleaner,hitmanpro,malwarebytes and all of those found something but that wasn't it.. When I got ...
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How to remove “Ads by AdFreeApp” Malware in Google Chrome?

I have been looking all over the internet, to remove this Google Chrome based malware. I have encountered such malwares in the past, and I was able to remove it by disabling the extensions, delete ...
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Is Hotspot Shield safe?

I have the Hotspot Shield VPN on one of my computers. It works fine, but I've noticed that it runs in the background after I restart my computer and even after I removed it from the startup folder. I ...
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Windows Defender Service keeps stopping

Windows defender service keeps stopping all the time. After enabling it, it only runs for a couple of seconds but then stops automatically. I don't know what's the reason but I suspect malware ...
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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 ...