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 perl script process taking up CPU

I've got a process running on my server (CentOS 5.2) that is taking up 99-100% of my CPU. The ps command reveals the name fakeproc as follows: 30571 ? R 3620:06 fakeproc Running top ...
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How can I determine if a link is safe?

I received an email (via GMail) containing single URL link. For the purpose of this question, it is irrelevant whether link came from someone I know, because origin can be spoofed or faked. I suspect ...
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rundll32.exe : infected examples pushing cpu to %100 . Malware bytes couldnt detect it niether could Win Def how do i fix it [duplicate]

My laptop is almost useless. The rundll32 application is infected with malware. I have tried several malitious software removal tools all for nought.
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IE 10 keeps crashing after malware removal

I removed some malware from Win 8 Pro, but now IE 10 crashes 98% of the time when it opens. Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 10.0.9200.16453, time stamp: 0x509b0dfb Faulting module ...
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How to remove the FBI Ransomware malware? [duplicate]

A computer in our household got hit by the FBI "ransomware" virus. Here are details of what happened (Win 7 Home Premium): Family member was in a forum. AVG Free (which was up-to-date) warned of ...
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How can I remove http://p.chango.com/static/c.js from my site?

I found some code injected somehow on my site. It links to <script src="http://p.chango.com/static/c.js. How can I get rid of it? Is this coming from my browser? Mind you, I see it in ...
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How does ransomware access OS and browser without asking the user?

I have recently been infected by a ransomware (POLICE) malware after accessing to a supposedly inoffensive web page about "fuel injection drive data". I didn't have suffient protection activated. ...
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Removing malware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? My laptop get infected by virus or just malware. Gradually I get rid of it. It was ...
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What's *nix terminal command to find and remove found files?

I have a malware on my server. So I've figured out how to find all that malicious files grep -r --include*.php "Some String from files" . That seems work fine! but how to delete them? I've tried ...
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Cannot access specific webpages at seemingly random times

I recently started experiencing this very interesting issue. At random, a webpage that might have worked 30 minutes before, would suddenly fail to load, giving me a server nonresponsive. I know this ...
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Spam pop-up in every browser

When I'm browsing on the web—regardless of the browser—once in a while there is a pop-up in the bottom left corner. I tried scanning the computer with Ad-Aware & malwarebyte.org but that ...
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Taskhost.exe looking suspicious in Process Explorer

I'm thinking I have a virus on my Windows 8 (x64). I downloaded and opened Process Explorer (Sysinternals) and started analyzing the running processes. I came across taskhost.exe and saw it did not ...
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How to remove fastaddressbar?

somehow I downloaded and installed spyware or malware. I do not know. I know that if I write somethin in field where you put as a website link I get web engine results but not by google but ...
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High memory usage on Windows 7 unable to open browser

I switched on my laptop at 9 o’clock this morning and it is now 14:00 hours, where in after a series of reboots, hard or soft, I am able to open my browser. I opened a notepad and noted down ...
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Connecting an infected HDD externally to another PC

I have a laptop HDD that contains one or more viruses. I want to remove it and connect it via a SATA-to-USB connector to my desktop computer, right-click the drive, then click "scan for viruses". Is ...
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Revert to “clean” or “saved” snapshot after executing malware in VirtualBox

I am using my virtualbox to dump the API calls for malware by using a tool. I did saved a "clean/uncontaminated" state before I executed the malware. However I did not find a way to revert back ...
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I can't open/ping any antivirus sites

I have a problem with a virus in windows 7, I don't know what kind of virus is infected my OS, I installed kasersky antivirus, and clear all detected viruses. After that I can't open any antivirus ...
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Lightweight non-intrusive virus/malware protection for Windows Vista? [closed]

I don't know much about Windows, but my girlfriend has a windows Vista laptop and it seems to get frequently bogged down by the McAfee virus/malware protection she has installed and it becomes almost ...
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System is supposedly malware-free, indication of spying [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I have been told by experts that my computer is malware-free. The anti-malware (Norton) ...
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Is it possible for a digitally signed application to be infected by a virus?

I downloaded "java development kit" from my college computer, the computer that I used to download the software was full of virus and malware. I scanned the software with antivirus program the ...
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How do I get rid of `Wise convert`?

I recently started writing automated test programs with Selenium. In the program, I am opening a Web site using a chromedriver object. My computer somehow got "infected" with a program/tool called ...
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Keyboard types correctly in one account/wrong in another Windows XP

I'm helping a friend with an old XP laptop. When trying to do something simple like typing "msconfig" in Safe Mode in the User account, the only thing that shows up is "0sc6nf5g". If I log in as admin ...
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How can I fix a computer that is infested with malware and is extremely unresponsive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I'm troubleshooting a Windows 7 PC for a friend. A couple of days ago it started running ...
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Mysterious packets sent to eqzone-33.everquest.com

While doing a casual packet capture I happened to notice an infrequent, yet constant stream of UDP packets. The packets in question contained the following: Destination: eqzone-33.everquest.com ...
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Is something infecting my Google searches?

I starting doing some experimentation toward making a browser userscript for Google searches and when opening the JavaScript console noticed something that strikes me as very fishy: The page at ...
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Clicking on the Windows button works but shows up empty

I'm helping a friend out with this laptop. It had some malware on it, and I just ran the kaspersky rescue cd. I don't get any pop ups on startup of windows anymore, but I don't have anything after I ...
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Chrome browser opening to MyStart Incredibar

When I first open chrome, it is always opening to the page: http://mystart.incredibar.com/mb188?a=6OyOmJk7dX&i=26 This only happens on first opening. Starting a new window gets me the new tab ...
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Is there a way to log Windows command line operations?

I have tried looking for an answer to this with no avail. I was just wondering if there was any sort of tool or software that recorded all operations that had been done through command line on a ...
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Is something wrong when the force close screen shows as empty when shutting down Windows 7?

Whenever you attempt to shut down, log off or restart windows 7 and there are some applications still working and windows can not close them nicely, Windows 7 will show a black screen that asks you if ...
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Are live CD/DVDs more secure than live USB?

If you create a bootable live CD/DVD for an OS such as Linux or Windows, is that more secure than a live USB that does the same thing? What if the disk is a CD-R or DVD-R as opposed to a CD-RW or ...
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What does this mean and what do I do about it? crucial filesystem check: Fixing Bogus GID 80 on path /sbin/launchd

A few days ago my website got hacked and a malicious file called images.pl was uploaded which creates a backdoor that allows the file's author to upload/download/do whatever they want. Later I found ...
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Blocking Intellitxt (random ad links on browsers)

On my browsers, links are created on random words within a text and when I hover over them a small ad window pops up, which is quite annoying. I read here that this is called Intellitxt and that ...
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windows is unresponsive but works well in safe mode

I was installing a few utility apps and things when my laptop running windows 7 stopped responding. I tried to reboot and still very unresponsive... the mouse moves but i am unable to click on icons ...
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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 ...