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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Does marking files as readonly make them secure?

In Windows (or any OS, really), does marking a file as "Readonly" make it less susceptible to malware and unwanted manipulation? Additionally, should I still scan readonly files for viruses and other ...
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Is this malware?

I have a machine running Linux Mint (qiana). I noticed it was often slow and when I looked at top I found PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND ...
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Automatic password reset prompt on Windows 7?

My wife just told me that earlier today she received a prompt on her laptop to change her password, and complied with the request. Her laptop is running a vanilla install of Windows 7, 64-bit. All ...
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How to remove Buzzdock ads from Google search results?

Everytime I search for something on Google, I get this block of Buzzdock ads, as you can see on the screenshot. I am trying to get rid of this. I've already unistalled a program called "Buzzdock 2" ...
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Computer malware injects scripts causing full of javascript errors

I have a local browser application (written in php, running on usbwebserver) which runs fine on all of my users' computers except for one. When i checked the app, it seems that there have been ...
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csrss.exe anomalies, is this a rootkit?

I'm seeing a strange anomaly in some systems I support. GMER flags the cdd.dll thread in csrss.exe, and when I run Process Explorer with Elevated Admin rights, I am: unable to view any loaded DLLs ...
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How do I permanently get rid of “bigdeal” malware? [duplicate]

I'm very conservative in how I use my computer (no illegal software, no strange downloads) yet still managed to get infected by a very annoying piece of malware. I presents itself mostly in Internet ...
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Single machine on my network can't load a specific website

One windows 7 machine on my local home network is having trouble loading www.reddit.com I'm on a hardline into a linksys e1200 router. Other devices (laptop, phone, etc) have had no issues (wireless ...
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Reinstall Windows 7 after using DBAN?

I'm preparing to sell a computer. It came with Windows 7 (no install disks). I want to wipe all my data in the most secure way possible, (not just remove links, but overwrite the drive). My goal is ...
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random filenames on external hdd drive

i am in big troubble. My friend gaves me his external usb hdd drive and told me, his files are deleted and renamed. I just want to restore the data with the program "recuva" but it dosn't work. I ...
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How to remove BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransomware

A ransomware appears to have been circulating for the past few weeks. the data files will be encrypted and a BUYUNLOCKCODE.txt ransom note will be created in all directories where a file was encrypted....
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How can I restrict access to a backup drive to only one program in Windows 7?

I got an old computer from some friends, so I decided to wipe it and set it up as a home NAS running Windows 7. My plan is to have two external drives: one as a network-accessible, read/write device ...
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how can i found the source of a malware that is trying to force-open a website

For the last 3 days i've been seeing this warning from Avast every 2-3 hours : I have no idea how to track this and make it stop, i scanned my computer and avast didn't find anything suspicious, the ...
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How do I delete files that are locked when no other app can delete them?

So I found out that I had a Trojan on my external hard drive. My anti-virus app killed it, but it has created a bunch of random files on my computer which cannot be deleted. These are image files. ...
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Possible malware modification of Windows registry entry

I found a strange entry in Windows registry on two of my PCs, and posted it as a question on Stack Overflow, here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27716746/hklm-system-currentcontrolset-control-...
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Suspicious NetBios Name Service traffic

A friend of mine recently complained about the very bad performance of the Internet connection over her family's LAN. Apparently the Internet connection worked normal most of the time but certain ...
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Malicious pop-up in Chrome: “WARNING! Please Install Update To Continue.”

Does anyone know how to get rid of this pop-up: The page at new1getallfilesnow.maynemyltf.netdna-cdn.com says: WARNING! Please Install Update To Continue. OK
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Botnet/Virus Removal? [duplicate]

I am not sure what type of virus I have on my computer, and I am not sure if this is the right site to ask this type of question on, but here it goes: About a month ago I downloaded something i ...
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who is the administrators? extra admin user thats hidden

Some of my files on win7 64bit I have found have a user called administrators not administrator. This is a second hand laptop so Id like to know how to correct this if its a back door or something ...
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How to find which program is reading a file?

I tried delete some file but windows 8.1 reported that access is denied, which other program might read that file, but I don't run any. So it is maybe a harmful program. How can I find out which ...
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Removing invisible extension “happysale” in google chrome

The extension "happysale" is showing ads by "gifton" in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and I seem to be unable to remove it. When I go to extensions in Chrome I can't see it, but when i go to ...
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Cleaning a compromised Router?

At the office I noticed malware symptoms on one of the computers. I tried cleaning it and found nothing. Then I noticed I got the same behavior on my phone and the other computer: occasional links ...
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Manipulating firmware of USB flash drives

As far as you may know, about four month ago, a new malware-like program found that was infected USB device's firmwares. (Take a look here) I want to know, how it is possible to read and modify ...
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Stubborn Startup Page - MyStartSearch - mystartsearch.com

Just earlier I opened IE to go check my emails, etc... but my startup page is not google anymore as it previously was. The startup page was instead some "mystartsearches" thing which I had not ...
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Can an infected Android or iOS phone infect a PC running Windows?

I realize that any .apk may not run on Windows via anything other than an emulator, but my instructor insists that it can. Here are my objections: Can I infect the computers at school with my ...
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What are these files that defy file permissions to be inaccessible?

Every once in a while in our environment the AV comes across a malicious file, usually in a users temporary internet files, that no matter what I try, I can't edit, move, copy, or in any way access ...
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Windows 7 common search engines hosts don't work or responde to icmp

I have a windows 7 computer every site works... EXCEPT google.com, yahoo.com duckduckgo.com The websites IP also does not answer, the webpage keeps trying to load but the HTTP/ICMP request leaves the ...
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What is Best-Deals-Products and is it malware?

I have found something that I suspects to be malware/addware. Script is added in every website I visit, even once I made myself. This is added in the : http://puu.sh/dgIF0/0c452eb390.png and iFrames ...
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laptop shuts off out of sudden when the fan suddenly stops spinning

My laptop recently got an issue. it will shuts down during loading when I turn it off repeatedly. it got worse during time, previously, if it happens, next try the laptop would work fine, but now, I ...
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How to remove pice0chop extensions from Google Chrome?

How do you remove Priceochop 3.9 and proiCechOpe 3.9 from Chrome? Both show up in chrome://extensions and once plagued my browsing experience with advertisements. Now they effectively do nothing as ...
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How to remove osx kernel extension

I am trying to remove a kernel extension but every time i restart it keeps coming back how to permanently remove it? i believe this com.ab.kl.engine is some sort of spyware output of: kextstat | ...
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Does not setting a wifi password allow malware to more easily jump between computers?

Does not setting a wifi password allow malware to more easily jump between computers? (Some users don't set wifi passwords if intruders aren't able to get within range of their wifi.)
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Fix 0xC0000005 application crash error?

Almost all my installed programs (Firefox, skype, other 3rd party programs, ...) crash. They all assigned with EventID:1000 and Exception code: 0xc0000005. I have tried to change the memory but ...
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How can I grant user rights to prevent my mom from installing spyware?

My mother is a schoolteacher, and has an uncanny knack for inadvertently installing spyware/adware/malware whilst surfing the internet. She has a Win8 Laptop, and needs to have access to Office for ...
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Can I remove nengine.dll from my machine?

I recently started seeing an error message when starting up my pc: nengine.dll is not a proper application extention. Not recognising this nengine.dll, I did a quick search online and found it's ...
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Why do I have two desktop.ini files on my windows 8 desktop?

When I try to delete one of these two shortcuts, a message appears saying, "If you remove this file, Windows or another program may no longer work correctly."! I don't think that it is possible to ...
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How to know your Mac is not compromised (software and hardware) after lending [closed]

Is there a way to find out if your Mac has been compromised software and hardware wise? I have a pre-unibody MacBook (2007), and it was in someone else's hands once. I want to make sure: the person ...
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How can I remove the ads by browser shop virus? [duplicate]

I've tried what everyone says to do, like removing the programs and resetting ALL my browsers and reinstalling chrome and firefox, and I've run scans with malwarebytes, adwcleaner, hitman, basically ...
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Is webinternetsecurity a threat to a network and how to remove completely?

I am in IT and one of our computer was detected to have a trojan virus. It was detected as Artemis!294D8BF17879. It turns out to be an application called WebInternetSecurity that appears to create ...
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How can I use Decryptolocker to decrypt all files in a directory?

I have downloaded Decryptolocker and have the key required to decrypt files. The instructions state to use it as: Decryptolocker.exe --key "<key>" <Lockedfile.doc> How can I use it on a ...
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Impossible to access/add local network PC/drives after malware [closed]

My PC was infected by a rootkit virus along with some malwares. I fully cleaned it using MalwareBytes AntiMalware, Anti-Rootkit, ADWCleaner and RogueKiller, so I know it's clean. Since the infection ...
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Do I need to be concerned using the Git Bash on Windows with Shellshock?

I use the Git Bash on a Windows 8.1 machine. Do I need to be concerned by Shellshock?
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Can't fix file association after removing unwanted junkware

I am having issues with my Type of file parameter, and default opening. As you can see in the "open with" window, the option to select default is greyed out. On the left it says that the type of file ...
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Need to change the “auto detect” proxy settings in Windows

I downloaded and accidentally installed some nasty malware from CNET.com. I've finished cleaning up most of it, but there is one setting I haven't been able to get back to normal. In several programs ...
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Chrome works only outside of sandbox?

I have been trying to solve this problem for a long time. I have been using Chrome for more than 4 years, it is the best browser for me. Suddenly, Chrome stopped working. I tried uninstalling it and ...
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How do security firms find out whether 3rd party software is safe? [closed]

What processes do professional software auditing and security testing companies follow to determine if a software is "safe" to use. Say, someone writes malware that behaves itself 99.999% of the time,...
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Why does Google Chrome flag my application as Malware?

I have an application which I made in VS 2010 in C#-4.0. The purpose of the program is to handle product orders for my employer. However, for some reason, and this is the only program that I've seen ...
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Is this a hijack?

My home router was down the other day. I tried to use chrome, and I got the following error message: DNS Lookup for "www.searchpage.com" failed. The requested name is valid, but no data of the ...
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Cannot close notifications in Windows 8

Seems like a bug, but it is very annoying. Windows 8 keeps showing notifications which I cannot close. I tried to click on x and _ but no reaction. Here is a screenshot showing such an unclosable ...
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Linkbucks Adware on Goo.gl links

I have created a goo.gl shortlink for my app page, so that I can know how many times the link is clicked from my page. I checked the link when I created it, and it worked fine. Now when I checked it ...