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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 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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Is it possible to find out who opened a Chrome tab and how it was opened? [duplicate]

I'm trying to help a cousin. His browser (Chrome, on Windows 7) keeps opening rubbish tabs (containing ads and spam), maybe about several times a day. Is it possible to find out who opened them and ...
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Is “youtubeBRwatch.com.exe” a Virus?

I am running Norton AntiVirus on my MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.7. Today (26 May 2011) Norton reported that the computer was infected with virus "youtubeBRwatch.com.exe," which it had "safely ...
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How can I determine what process a window belongs to?

Every time I start up windows vista lately, I see a random floating window. It is a tiny little window with no title, and only the resize, maximize and restore buttons. I'd post an image, but I don't ...
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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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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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Unable to use internet due to suspected DNS malware

I downloaded a midi file on my Windows 8.1 laptop last night. Since then, whenever I open chrome, I get a standard 'Web Page Not Available" error for ALL the sites I try to visit. Firefox 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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Dealing with infected HDDs without getting infected [closed]

I'm doing some PC maintenance/repair for some clients, sometimes I have to deal with HDDs to recover lost data, or even backup. The problem is that most of them are infected with different malware ...
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Virus hijacking computer and network - what to do? [duplicate]

A few days ago I started having trouble with this virus that would infect my browsers and display ads. I've ran through various antimalware and antivirus software but to no avail. Went through a ...
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Advertising banner in Firefox - where does it come from and how to remove

I get an advertising banner at the top of all webpages I view in Firefox. I would like to know where this comes from and how to remove it. UPDATE I just realized, that when going with the mouse ...
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need help removing malware/virus (chromenotice.com) [duplicate]

Today i recognized some strange changes to my system which affected all browsers. They all had changed the default search engine to chromenotice.com... Removing the settings and plugins was not a big ...
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Applications flicker when I click the mouse

The best way I can show this is with games - which are entirely unplayable. Here is a video of what is happening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqb5qPencVE Notice that it happens every time I ...
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How could an unscrupulous company benefit from knowing my hard drive serial number?

I have recently run into some malware on my computer that has gathered up my computer's make and hard drive make and serial number, along with probably many other things. The malware installed itself ...
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Fake invoice attachments, what's the real functionality doing? [closed]

Over the last few months I've been receiving about 10 emails per day containing fake invoices, e.g. Good Morning The order below was sent over 28/05/15 (please do not duplicate). I am ...
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Lots of weird connections on my computer on various different ports

i have all these weird connections on my computer and i'm wondering if i should be worried? Could anyone explain where all these connections come from? Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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Why is my website is getting redirected from search engine results?

I have a website hosted on GoDaddy. The issue is, when I search for it on Google or Yahoo the result corresponding to the website has the right URL and description displayed, but when I click on that ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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Can you get a virus from viewing Google images?

My browser is Google chrome. When I use chrome and I look at google images, I can do three things: (1) I can scroll down the page and look at images or (2) I can click on an image on the page and a ...
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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 does “dragon branch ads” get installed on a PC? [duplicate]

This annoying app called "dragon branch ads" was installed on my PC and I have no idea how or what installed it on my PC. My question is.. Does anyone know how "dragon branch ads" may have been ...
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My web site has been shut down because someone added some sort of malware [closed]

My web site has been shut down because someone added some sort of malware The host is Go daddy and the platform is wordpress. I am not able to get into the website to remove the malware. The web site ...
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Is there spyware in most crack/cracked/keygen software? [closed]

Would be correct to avoid crack/keygen software because of the risk of malware, even if an updated antivirus doesn't detect anything? (ignoring all legal problems involved)
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Browsing an unknown website did freeze Firefox/Ubuntu

After checking my access.log of my Apache2 server (up2date) I got the following output: 179.217.17.165 - - [11/Apr/2015:01:31:46 +0200] "GET /phph/php/ph.php HTTP/1.1" 404 441 "-" "-" 179.217.17.165 ...
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An active extension that isn't in the extensions list?

I have an adware extension that announced itself as a "new extension" in my top-right drop-down menu. I clicked on that, thinking it would bring me to the extensions page, but rather than do that it ...
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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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How to remove luckysearches.com? [duplicate]

I accidentally opened an unknown sofware installer out of sandbox and kaboom! It installed lots of useless adware most of which was easy to remove, but even after following the uninstall instructions ...
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Eliminating “RightOfferApp” malware

I caught this insidious malware. It pops ads in searches and in new tabs in Google chrome. I have erased the folders that it created in Program Files (crap like "JustinBieber") but the ads keep ...
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CasperJS and “extensafree” virus

Today when i booted up my computer and when windows had loaded, Notepad++ opened which had the following file loaded into it: Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") ...
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Windows 8.1 - once a day this add appears in bottom right

Once a day, this add appears in my bottom right corner and I've tried all different things to remove it. At first I uninstalled those programs from control panel, then run different antimalware ...