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2answers
54 views

What are the Proper Steps for Complete Restore of Computer after Being Infected?

I feel that many the average computer users come across a similar situation to what I am in now. A situation where these users find that their computers are infected with difficult to remove viruses, ...
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1answer
100 views

Is this a virus, a dying hard drive, or something else?

Details leading up to problem: I have about 3 year old second hand laptop. I experience two hard drive realted bluescreens, BBCode 7a, within the last month. I ran Chkdsk and found I have 4 ...
0
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1answer
68 views

NASTY- ness not sure who to point the finger at! [closed]

Win 7 ultimate boots to log in screens, upon logging into user hkcmd.exe application error...The application was unable to start correctly 0x0000906 RUNDLL error lgfxpers.exe application error ...
5
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3answers
679 views

How can I permanently remove a seemingly stealthy ad-ware installer?

For the past one month, there seems to have a stealth installer lingering in my computer that will automatically install malicious plugins to all my browsers. I'm not sure what installer is that and I ...
0
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2answers
679 views

Dualbooted pc: would a virus downloaded on linux infect windows?

Most, if not all Linux and Mac users don't use antivirus. If you dualboot your pc, and you catch a virus on some website or whatever. Would it affect your windows partition if it's mounted on linux? ...
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4answers
699 views

Is it possible to safely contain a virus - not letting it spread?

I need to run a program, but I don't trust the author. I think it is infected with spyware or viruses, malicious files. I scanned it, did n't find anything, but still not feeling good about it. So I ...
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1answer
112 views

Remote desktop back to allow after restart

When I start my Win7 ultimate, I choose 'Don't allow connections to this computer' and after restart look again and it back to 'Allow connections...' so I change back to Don't allow and after ...
3
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5answers
905 views

Is it possible for virus in windows to infect ubuntu?

I have a triple boot, windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu. Is it possible that any spyware or virus in windows will also harm ubuntu or spy during ubuntu session ?
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1answer
99 views

Random 'Drivers installed message' appeared and lost internet connection suddenly

A notification randomly appeared while I was using my computer at the bottom right of the screen informing me 'Drivers had been successfully installed' and the Internet connection disconnected ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Random Redirects - Spyware/adware?

PROBLEM I am noticing that half of the websites I go to randomly redirect to bestprizedraw.com (this is not a link for your own safety). However, I have scanned my computer several times and have ...
3
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1answer
380 views

Some program itself starts and stops in a fraction of seconds.. whats that

Some program itself starts and stops in a fraction of seconds.. Yes and it happens so quickly that i am never able to see the name or even the icon of the program.. it is visible only in the ...
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3answers
2k views

Does my system has any potential Malware as Chrome is showing “This page has insecure content” pop-up

Well, I've been using chrome for a long time and it never showed such message unless it actually is. Actually, I had to crack a RAR file for that I searched over google and found some tools which I ...
0
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1answer
6k views

Removing S.M.A.R.T. data recovery virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I have a virus on my computer. I don't know where it came from, but it says S.M.A.R.T Repair and ...
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1answer
204 views

How come a Malware got passed Avira when it detected it

So I have Avira installed in my other PC. It detected a Malware, and proceeded with the usual, scan, detect, quarantine. I thought it took care of it but the Malware actually took care of Avira! Now ...
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0answers
810 views

How to remove ping virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I have a virus on my computer that calls an executeable (ping.exe) in the C:\Windows\system32 folder. ...
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3answers
110 views

Cleaning up a boot-disk by mounting it in another computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I am helping a friend out who has made quite a mess of his windows PC. Problem is that thar are lots of ...
6
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3answers
2k views

How do I tell if there are unwanted remote guests on my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Why do I always find the strangest programs and the strangest text files all the time? All kinds of weird ...
2
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2answers
625 views

Detection and removal of Trojan.Spyeye.AA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I've found myself stuck with a keylogger that my firewall keeps reporting on startup/shutdown as ...
2
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1answer
11k views

How do I deal with messages stating a file “Contained a virus and was deleted” in IE9?

While doing Windows Recovery I installed IE9 on my Windows Vista machine. This is the message I got when trying to download IE9 executable (or any .exe file) from IE9: ...
7
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5answers
421 views

What is the difference between a Virus and Spyware?

Is the distinction largely semantic? (I.e., Spyware collects information and incidentally slow your computer down, Viruses are designed to malicious?
2
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1answer
743 views

Which File Did Microsoft Safety Scanner Fix?

Microsoft Safety Scanner says it partially fixed a file. How do I find out which file it fixed?
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7answers
11k views

My webcam just came on “out of the blue”

I have a Microsoft LifeCam HD sitting atop my monitor. Today, completely out of the blue, its light came on -- I was simply browsing the web (in Chrome) when it happened. After about 5 minutes the ...
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1answer
2k views

Difference Between Microsoft's Safety Scanner and Software Removal Tool

What's the difference between the MSS and MSRT?
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1answer
326 views

Windows Defender found “Backdoor.Win32/IRCbot.gen!M” what to do next?

The History of Windows-Defender on a vista home premium lists 3 times this software. The fist time "sucessfully" and two times "ignored". There is no button for any action, like remove, delete or ...
3
votes
1answer
14k views

How can I safely close this window and forever avoid seeing similar pop-ups from Mackeeper Zeobit's malware and spyware?

The attached image shows a window that just popped up and the only button available is the OK button. I could Force quit Safari, but I've got several sites open right now and don't want to try and ...
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2answers
110 views

Post-compromise security scan; anything else?

My girlfriend checked her Gmail yesterday morning, and then found, later on in the day, that it would no longer accept her password. She also found that this happened to her Hotmail and Yahoo! ...
2
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2answers
6k views

Can't access any Microsoft Website :( Others are fine

I have tried all the websites - microsoft.com, windows.com, live.com, even bing.com won't open. All other websites are opening. What is the problem? Google Chrome just gives the error that the website ...
0
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4answers
1k views

How do I make Internet Explorer stop from popping up every 10 minutes?

I don't even use IE, but it keeps popping up webpages every 10 minutes. I killed it in task manager, but it reopens itself 10 minutes later. I tried to uninstall IE completely, but it doesn't really ...
4
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7answers
6k views

Does reformatting the drive really removes spywares and viruses

I've recently read that the data that you deleted in windows using shift+del doesn't actually get deleted it is just made to be overwritable by other data that will soon be stored in your hard drive. ...
2
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1answer
188 views

Open dns still detects malware activity after having scanned and removed malware

I'm using open dns to block unwanted sites. Everytime I go to the dashboard I always see this malware activity in all of the networks that I have in open dns. What do I do?I'm using avast free, ...
2
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6answers
797 views

some strange services in task manager and in msconfig/startup that I cannot close

I was trying to fix a friend's computer because it was really slow, it was working but after some 20 minutes it was starting go really slow or just freeze and I've formatted the hard drive, installed ...
4
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7answers
3k views

How to clean a computer with multiple accounts infected with spyware, viruses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? What's the best way to clean a computer with multiple accounts infected with spyware, viruses and malware? ...
3
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8answers
3k views

How to stop spyware/adware popups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I think my brother got a case of adware on his Windows XP PC, since he gets occasional pop-ups out of ...