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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Rogue program disabled access to Firefox's “Get add-ons” and “Extensions”. How can I get them back?

After installing a program called "FreeFileViewer", the program disabled access to Firefox's "Get add-ons" and "Extensions" options. To make matters worse, it installed the Yahoo! toolbar that I now ...
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Is it possible to be sure a previously compromised router is safe to use again?

For the past two weeks, I've been dealing with a computer nightmare. On my primary PC, MalwareBytes reported something on my computer called "spyware.password". I immediately began trying to remove ...
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Sudden popup in all browsers on some sites - How to remove?

Recently got infected with something where, in all browsers (IE9, FF, Cx), a 3.5" square popup appears on many sites in the lower left (or right) corners. It wants me to download something or watch ...
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How can I harden my system against an infected website? [closed]

Let’s say that I have to go to a website, and I am 99% sure that it will attempt to put a virus on my computer somehow. What settings can I change in my browser, OS, etc. to make sure that I will be ...
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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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Prevent Browser Search Hijack

What is the best way to prevent my browser's default search being hijacked? Also, what is the quickest/easiest way to clean up this sort of hijack? I just had to clean off all the browsers on my ...
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Chrome bug, got malware or did I did I break it?

I was developing my site when a strange banner appeared. First I thought it was my fault, then that it was the webhost provider fault and now I have no idea of where this comes from. I know it looks ...
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Undeletable, automatically duplicating program

I found a folder called "DVD maker" when cleaning my computer, I can't remember installing it and certainly don't have any use for it so I thought I'd uninstall it. It did not appear in the add/remove ...
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Thomson router reboots unexpectedly with an apparent remote connection attempt

I've got a weird problem. Every so often my rooter (a Thomson TG585 v8 running version 8.2.7.8 of it's firmware) reboots itself. It seems to be associated with this message in the event log: ...
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How can I remove “Microsoft Antimalware”: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft Antimalware?

I run a program called Registry Mechanic, every night. Every single time, it picks up like 8 Microsoft Antimalware entries, which it identifies as the highest kind of security threats. I feel like ...
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How does RAM fail?

I have an issue with a Dell Inspiron 15 (1545) laptop that refuses to open any applications (save select Microsoft programs, e.g. Security Essentials, Ctrl Panel, Windows Explorer (not Internet), ...
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Is there a point in installing antivirus on Ubuntu?

I have recently started using Ubuntu. I am wondering about the point of installing antivirus programs on Ubuntu. On SuperUser, I found the opinion that it only detects "windows viruses" and removes ...
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Please help me get rid of asmonitor.exe

It might be silly and I trully apologize if the question is not apropriate here, but I have really tried and got to nowhere. I have a windows xp startup error which indicates something about ...
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Can't open Control Panel or IE

I have a XP computer where when ever I try to open Control Panel nothing happens, nothing flashes on the screen. Same thing with Internet Explorer. I've scanned the computer with Malwarebytes and ...
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Malicious DNS lookup detected by OpenDNS

Upon logging into my OpenDNS dashboard, I got this happy message: Malware/Botnet Activity Detected Activity Label IP Last seen Malware Home 107.2.178.118 Sep 9, 2012, ...
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How to know what dll or services taskhost.exe is hosting?

I have recently discover a new process in the task manager : taskhost.exe (maybe it was there before but i did not notice it) As the name implies, it seems to be used for running dll in background ...
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Security Essentials not installing and I suspect my machine is infected with malware

My mouse seems to be automatically right-clicking every few seconds, and sometimes constantly. My cursor will abruptly become an hourglass for a moment every once in a while, as well. It happens in ...
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Hijacked Keyboard (internal and external) - Cannot Boot Into Safemode or BIOS

Recently a family friend of mine suffered a very severe malware infection on their laptop with a very troubling symptom. The malware somehow hooked into the system drivers to the point that I can use ...
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Windows 7: Forbidding executable data on USB device [closed]

I am concerned that a system could become a Malware vector / Malware hub. It's a touch screen running Windows 7 that the users can plug their USB Flash Memory into. I would like to know if there is ...
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How to reduce Windows shutdown time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown? A windows XP SP3 boots fast but take quite a time to shudown How to reduce it, I wonder? PS Recently ...
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Can mounting an ISO image execute malicious software within the mounted ISO image?

I use MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager to mount ISO images. What I'm wondering is: can a file within the ISO image be executed when the ISO image is mounted by MagicISO?
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Windows Update and Defender have been disabled by malware (Windows 7 x64)

I get the following error when I try to run windows update and the windows update service does not appear in the list of services. Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the ...
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Monitor programs accessing my keyboard?

As of a few days ago, my computer is behaving 'erratically'. When I am typing, my pointer will randomly move to another place in the text and start typing a semi-random string of characters. ("gvyfn" ...
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Windows 7 search is not working/acting weird

I am fixing my cousins computer because it seems to be messed up. It just feels "weird". The first thing I tried was to search msconfig to see startup items. It's not working, and neither is any other ...
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How many “drive by” viruses were discovered in the last couple of years? [closed]

I mean those that infect by only viewing a website or clicking a link. Not those that you have to click "Download" in the Windows dialog. I want to know how important are virus definition updates in ...
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How do I report email with malware from a friend without getting him blocked?

For the past few weeks, I have received a lot of malware-ridden email from a friend who has expressed an inability to fix the problem with his computer at this time. (I sent him an SU link for ...
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Is there a real possibility of “drive-by” getting malware? [closed]

I know malware can be gotten by downloading and running stuff, but is there a real possibility of just viewing a webpage and getting one? I'm not using IE. Please give some support to your answer. ...
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How to fully uninstall Adobe Flash?

Unfortunately a game bundled Adobe Flash in its installer, thus it clawed its way onto my PC. I haven't been using Windows for a while (Used it for a long time but took a hiatus with another OS) so I ...
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How to remove FBI Moneypak ransomware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? My PC just recently got infected with FBI Moneypak ransomware. I'm using MS Security Essentials but it ...
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Can AVI files contain a virus?

I'm downloading an AVI file via a torrent, but my anti-virus detects something. Is it possible that the AVI file contains a virus? It is quite weird since the torrent has many positive reviews.
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Can't delete reg trojan.agent (Malwarebytes)?

I ran a full system scan with malwarebytes and found this: Registry Keys Detected: 1 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. ...
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Big square ads appear in lower right corner of both IE and Chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? In both IE and Chrome, large ads appear in the lower right corner of the browser window. ...
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NCH Software buggered my IE new tab creation — how to fix?

I made the big mistake of installing video capture software from NCH and afterwards noticed that besides installing (and trying to install) all kinds of crap I didn't want, without asking (including, ...
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Is BackUpDutyLite Malware?

My teacher's laptop has a program called BackUpDutyLite. She says that she might have installed it, but possibly not. A google search shows some examples of it being malware, but I am not sure. Is it ...
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Does my system has any potential Malware as Chrome is showing “This page has insecure content” pop-up

Well, I've been using chrome for a long time and it never showed such message unless it actually is. Actually, I had to crack a RAR file for that I searched over google and found some tools which 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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Rock-solid hardening of a Windows 7 system?

I am historically a Linux guy, and only use Windows when I absolutely have to via VM. However, I recently purchased a new rig so that I can keep a dedicated Windows 7 machine up for hard work ...
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The site's security certificate is signed using a weak signature algorithm! can't access any HTTPS's site

I'm getting this error on any HTTPS page and can't even login here in SuperUser.com if I use chrome. You attempted to reach www.facebook.com, but the server presented a certificate signed using ...
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How can I COMPLETELY remove malwarebytes from my PC?

XP3. I need to re-install malwarebytes, but when I do it still doesn't work because some files are not being removed. What can I do? EDIT: Soooo nice to have Malwarebytes back! Thanks.
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i got listed in XBL/CBL but the computer does not contain malware

We got blocked because we were listed in CBL for the following reason: This IP is infected with, or is NATting for a machine infected with Torpig, also known by Symantec as Anserin. This ...
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What is JavaScript Obfuscation and why is it a threat?

AVG was recently telling me that a webpage was blocked because of JavaScript Obfuscation. Why was the webpage blocked and what exactly does that mean?
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Google SERP links going to random affiliate shopping sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? Very odd issue here. I'm normally quite 'in the know' when it comes to dealing with ...
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How did the “napiprojekt” entry get into my txt file context menu?

I noticed today that if I rightclick a txt file there is a context menu entry saying "napiprojekt". I googled it but could only find out that it has to do something with subtitles. I do not ...
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Does Sality malware infect photos and microsoft office documents?

My desktop PC was recently infected with malware.sality and virus.sality--which, among other things, installed a keylogger--and I have been unable to remove all of it with the steps recommended in the ...
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taskmgr.exe is asking permission to connect to 66.152.109.110

taskmgr.exe is asking permission to connect to 66.152.109.110. I am using windows 7. Is it normal? Is my machine infected with malware? Thank you!
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How come a Malware got passed Avira when it detected it

So I have Avira installed in my other PC. It detected a Malware, and proceeded with the usual, scan, detect, quarantine. I thought it took care of it but the Malware actually took care of Avira! Now ...
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Strange cloudfront.net http request appears? [closed]

I don't have ANY idea what this is: Somehow on every page that I open, crossrider-app-stub498 appears ??? Is this some kind of malware or ? Large view 1 Large view 2
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cng.sys and bluescreen of death at windows 7

I have problem with cng.sys and bluescreen of death on my windows 7 x86 Ultimate. Once I just restarted my pc and all went wrong. I have tried all memtest and deep malware scan and still ...
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What can I do to resolve a cng.sys error while booting?

I have been downloading all bunch of things using torrent and I have restarted my pc and now every time at booting I get BSOD with the following error: ( cng.sys ; 8C1ACB28 at 8C183000 DATESTAMP ...
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“Stop running this script?” — is this legit?

I get this popup: It looks rather suspicious since it refers to "web browser" rather than a specific product, and doesn't offer any other details or identifying information. I've tried to figure ...