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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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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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? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to low level format an Virtual Machine?

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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Can I use the diskpart utility to remove malware from a flash drive

I have a flash drives that has malware in it. Is it possible to use diskpart to remove malware from the flash drives? I would use my hp os win 8.
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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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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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How can I remove malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC?

What should I do if my Windows computer seems to be infected with a virus or malware? What are the symptoms of an infection? What should I do after noticing an infection? What can I do to get rid of ...
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How do Malware like Coupon drop down land up in the Windows System without a trace in the Control Panel

I have the Windows Bit Defender updated and run Complete System scans biweekly. All the drivers and the operating System are up to date. In spite of this the Coupon drop down malware landed on my ...
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Found new malware not detected by antivirus. How to evaluate the threat?

On a Windows 7 workstation running an up to date antivirus suite (Kaspersky) I found several suspicious processes. To look at the process activity I used the excellent ProcessMonitor from ...
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Why is my website giving a “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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How to remove SelectionLinks extension from Chrome on Windows?

It's not possible to remove it using the standard extension disablement/removal features in Chrome - the checkbox is disabled. I also found that the extension gets installed under ...
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How do I completely remove Wondershare Allmytube from Windows [using Farbar Recovery Scan Tool]?

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 So I made a mistake and ran a dubious executable program downloaded from the internet. I was making a dvd and I didn't know how to download videos from funnyordie.com, so I ...
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How can malware affect a router?

I had a problem with my router (in the question Same popup on my devices, is there a malware? I wasn't able to reply) it was infected with malware.I checked the problem by changing the router and the ...
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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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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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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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Javascripted malware detected, how to delete?

Google Chrome welcomed me with the detection of malicious code. I was able to track down the code in the source (firebug), but I don't know how to find the .js scripts where the codes are located. It ...
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Prefetcher in registries [duplicate]

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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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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BetterSurf Firefox extension appears to be malware

When I was browsing (a local copy of a site off my own hard drive), I was greeted by a pop-up that took up the entire bottom half of my screen that detected that I was on the site that had a menu of ...
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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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Prevent McAfee Security Scan Plus from installing - ever [duplicate]

Whenever Flash updates, some colleague or friend keeps pressing OK, and without noticing, McAfee Security Scan Plus is installed (and it happened to me several times as well). Then, after a while, a ...
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Mackeeper.zerobit pop-up SAFARI

When ever I open any link or search for anything that has the word Mac, Computer, Keeper, etc. A new tab opens with an advertisement for mac keeper. The website is called ...
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Microsoft account password change security issue

Recently I detected malware on my windows 8.1 pc which included: password fox browserpassview mailpassview passview installeRex dialupas netpass I removed these using my anti-virus tool and I ...
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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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How to remove a rogue extension labelled “Installed by enterprise policy”

I found a rogue extension (likely malware?) that I cannot removed, as the delete icon is greyed out and the extension says "installed by enterprise policy". I have tried running Spybot Search and ...
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Harddrive - wipe out “hidden areas” like HPA and DCO also after malware infection

Background - Malware in windows (yes), possibly rootkit/bootkit. Don't want to take any chances. So, wiped drive with DBAN foolishly (PRNG, 8 pass). Later came to know that DBAN does not kill HPA ...
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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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Why are my browsers suddenly configured to use a proxy?

I sat down at my computer this morning and could not access any web sites using Firefox. FF was telling me that "Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections." So I check ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to resolve BackgroundContainer.dll error on startup?

When I start my desktop it gives me an error about BackgroundContainer.dll There was a problem starting c:\Users\Ventsislav\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll ...
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Shadow copy recovered files contain lots of NULL blocks

A computer I am working on had most of the files on it encrypted by the TeslaCrypt ransomware program. I found that it did not delete the shadow copies and there may be a number of backups available. ...
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Identifying program attempting to install certificate on windows

I'm trying to help a friend using Windows (which I'm not an expert on by any means) who's experiencing malware-like behavior: a dialog box is repeatedly popping up reading: You are about to ...
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Windows 7 Blue Screen 0x000000f7

Earlier this evening my computer crashed while browsing the web. I had three Firefox tabs open, on YouTube, Soundcloud, and PCGamer. While on PCGamer, the screen froze, and the sound replayed a small ...
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can i delete the mrt.exe files

I found these files in my F: drive inside folders having really long names like '5d458b2b9d3d1d12a6e4176ebea6'. I tried to find something about it and got really confused. Some sites say it is ...