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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Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
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Possible for malware to set a BIOS password?

Strange issue. My PC locked up and I reset it by holding down the power button. It had been overclocked and I received a message that my PC had experienced a boot failure due to voltage issues. ...
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Something is changing the OSX default shell to tcsh

On one of the mac machines I'm somewhat responsible for (Snow Leopard), something periodically changes the default login shell from bash to tcsh. This seems like it's probably suspicious, but not ...
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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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Internet Explorer runs whenever I run an exe file

I'm using Windows 7. Whenever I try to run an .exe file, Internet Explorer runs with it. How can I fix this? P.S. .exe files are working fine, but IE runs with them automatically.
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Unwanted redirects in chrome

When I type a search in chrome on OS X it automatically does another search after I hit enter. This seems like malware. I found a few extensions in chrome that I did not install -- and I removed them. ...
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suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
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Malware seems to disappear when brought into the shop

Question: Is there a type of malware out there that "goes stealth" when in a different environment from it's usual one (IE, when the computer is brought into the shop), and then reactivates when back ...
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Removal of Smart Web Search from system

Somehow Smart Web Search has been activated in my system. When I searched about it, I figured out that it's a hijacker program. Is there any way to remove this thing? I tried to remove it but was ...
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CPU burning hot causing internet connection to slow down (or cut off)

I have an HP pavilion g6, 64 bit. I dualboot it, installing windows 7 and a linux distro. nowaday I'm running crunchbang linux distro. When I'm working on any linux distro, i don't remember having ...
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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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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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Detect Java in chrome

A vBulletin site I manage has been infected by some malware, it tries to run a java applet. Is there a way I can get chrome to show me where in the source the applet is coming from so I can remove it? ...
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“YyoutubeAadBloocike” as a filetype in Win8 - malware?

While casually browsing some files today, I've noticed that all those without an extension have suddenly become being recognized as "YyoutubeAadBloocike" by the Windows Explorer: . (the files ...
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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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Network adapter shows up in Device Manger but not in ipconfig

I am helping somebody troubleshoot a computer (windows 7) over chat. The computer had malware saying that proxy configuration is preventing the browser from connecting to the Internet. My friend put ...
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smarvtd process flood the rhel6.5 and network

My RHEL 6.5 has been flood with smarvtd process. I dont what is this process and how it has been in my box. through my search in google is seem like a malware, but not much info for this process, the ...
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How can I remove the ads by browser shop virus?

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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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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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 ...
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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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issue with windows 7; gray screen at startup, explorer needs a restart every time

I recently installed Malwarebytes on my computer. Within 5 or so minutes, it picked up a file that is malware: after removing that with malwarebytes, my pc instantly restarted to a gray screen. I ...
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Search Protect removed all my tabs and groups from Firefox

I have a crisis here! I had approximately 200 tabs grouped in approximately 30 groups in Firefox 31.0. The grouping showed up when I clicked the icon on the left of the "minimize" button or pressed ...
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After typing a web address, unwanted content “salesforce.com” appears in it and redirects me

When I type a web address in my web browser, "force.com" or "salesforce.com" comes up in it. Here's an example: https://k12parentportal.force.com/portal_enrollmenthome>. Everything is correct except ...
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DNS changes automatically to porn site DNS

I am using OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 and Windows 8.1 with Boot Camp. It is not happening everyday but it happens at least in every 3-4 days. When I log in to 192.168.1.1 and check my DNS they are just ...
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Finding Windows rootkits from a Linux live DVD

I'm looking to set up a procedure for ferreting out possible Windows rootkit infestations from a Linux live DVD. Especially preferable are steps I can automate by shell script. I already know you can ...
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VMware Host-Only without Host?

The question may seem confusing. I am setting up a malware lab, and would like to create a virtual private network basically between 3 VMs (so I can use tools like inetsim). I am using VMware ...
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Host intrusion prevention system that can be installed during safemode?

I have reason to believe, from prior experience, that I can use Comodo's Defense+ - that companies host intrusion prevention system - to defeat some malware on my bosses computer. Alas, it must be ...
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Malware on my Linux? Cant see on top/htop but CPU/Mem Usage is high

Over about the last week or two, I have been seeing something odd with my Linux mint PC. Over a day or 2, at some point, my CPU usage hits and saturates at or near 100 at some point (according to my ...
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Is it possible to view the source of a malicious pdf?

I am using osx mavericks. Avast alerted to a file that was in a hidden spotlight directory that had random-looking characters as a name with a .txt extension. It identified as a javascript trojan. I ...
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Full disk encryption and advanced malware removal

Doesn't full disk encryption eliminate a key ability to deploy a LiveCD (e.g., Kaspersky Rescue Disk) and inhibit advanced malware removal?
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Something keeps opening Outlook

I have an interesting little icon in my taskbar that, when hovered over tells me that "Another program is using Outlook". This is very interesting, as I have not intentionally installed anything that ...
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Virus that disables keyboard and doesn't allow me to open drives?

I am now typing from a virtual keyboard. Minutes ago I downloaded a program called Downlite, subsequently, my keyboard, both native [notebook] and external. Mouse buttons don't do their jobs, when I ...
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What is this Unknown Chrome extension comes back after every remove?

there is this unknown chrome extension named " YTBookMarkK " it returns every time I remove it, I couldn't find any info about it, is it harmful?
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Security issues with online activation software

Let's say I need to use some activation software, which connects to a server and activate some other software in my PC (i.e., Microsoft Toolkit crack to activate MS Office, or a crack for a game). ...
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Browser hi-jacked after new install of windows 8

I just did a clean install of Windows 8 and upon booting up and launch IE the browser is defaulting to conduit search engine. In the rebuild process, I deleted two of the three partitions and assume ...
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Malware transmitted over network

I am doing some tests in my second computer which involve dropping the firewall and antivirus. I'm trying to isolate the 2 systems so malware can't jump between them. Both systems have win8 ...
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Virus changed some folders and files' extensions to .exe

A virus changed all folders and some of files on my USB flash drive to .exe files. I scanned the flash drive with USB Disk Security and scanned my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials, deleting ...
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Indiasearcher.in malware removal assistance

Operating system: Windows 7 Architecture: 32 bit Antivirus software and on-demand scanners on this system : ESET smart security Malwarebytes Antimalware Spybot Search and Destroy Date and how issue ...
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what is en.v9.com and how to remove it?

I was reinstalling Windows (namely installing Windows 8 instead of Windows 7). But then Chrome suddenly closed. When I started it again, it had that annoying en.v9.com home page. I don't know how to ...
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How to know what kind of malware infected the PC?

I downloaded a software from cnet, and cnet downloader installed malicious software. I removed them using the add or remove program but the malware are still there, some toolbar, and some backup ...
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Remove Delta Search from IE / Chrome

After downloading a python eclipse add-on, I was attacked with the delta-search virus. I tried removing the Delta Search entries using Control Panel as well as the Yantoo entry as suggested by this ...
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Prevent McAfee Security Scan Plus from installing - ever

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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Possible moneybookers malware?

I am Mac user and few minutes ago I had to check my network traffic with tcpdump and I was surprised of the output. I send tons of requests to g1.moneybookers.com From what I see I send more than one ...
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camouflaged process thrashing drives

Someone I know has a slow Windows XP computer and they asked me to look at it. I found that the drive was constantly being accessed, and so would be any removable drive that was plugged in (making it ...
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Unusual incoming connection?

I have a machine that directly connects to the internet. I have an unusual connection as shown above. I have not used VMWare for a while though. I know that the exe file is genuine. As a quick ...
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What the “Yahoo developer YQL console virus” actually is and how to eradicate it?

For already about 3 years a computer at an office demonstrates sudden attacks of "the http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console redirect virus" from from time to time - it starts redirecting all ...
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Chrome freezes when I search facebook in google.com, using chrome

I search facebook in google.com, in chrome and the results appear instantly. But, chrome freezes for 5-6 seconds after the results are displayed. This happens ALL the time. What could be the reason ...
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Chrome randomly opens a tab and closes is is it malware?

From time to time a tab opens really quickly and closes immediately. Is this some kind of malware or is it a known bug? How could I find out?