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1answer
17 views

Malwarebytes informs me once every ~20 minutes that it's blocking something outgoing to www.tracknl.info

The port changes, but the domain, IP, type, and process are all constant. I just want to know, is this normal/acceptable? What should I do about it? I think this is just a trial of Malwarebytes and ...
0
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2answers
53 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, ...
-2
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1answer
75 views

How to check if classroomspy is installed? [closed]

How can I check if classroomspy software is installed in my pc? And spying me?
-2
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1answer
34 views

Spyware monitoring [closed]

There ought to be a simple program that will yes-or-no identify is there is spyware using windows keyboard hooks. Yet I can't find it.
-2
votes
1answer
258 views

How do trojans/spywares eat up internet bandwidth? [closed]

My internet connection has become terribly slow due to a trojan/spyware which is eating up my internet bandwidth. However, apparently there is no process consuming bandwidth according to the monitor ...
3
votes
2answers
529 views

Is something wrong when the force close screen shows as empty when shutting down Windows 7?

Whenever you attempt to shut down, log off or restart windows 7 and there are some applications still working and windows can not close them nicely, Windows 7 will show a black screen that asks you if ...
0
votes
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 ...
5
votes
4answers
31k views

“Ads not by this site” displayed by ads injected into certain web pages

I'm having ads injected into random pages in Firefox, such as Youtube, Wikipedia and Facebook. I know Wikipedia doesn't serve ads, so this must be some kind of adware. Below the ad appears the text ...
0
votes
2answers
252 views

Malware “System Fix” icon is still showing up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My PC was recently infected by System Fix Malware/Spyware which has been removed by steps mentioned listed ...
1
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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?
8
votes
2answers
4k views

How does the “Steam” platform work? Is it DRM? Can I trust “Steam”-powered software? [closed]

UPDATE: This question lives on at gaming.stackexchange.com. So – I just bought the new game Supreme Commander 2. This question is not about the game, but about the online software ...
5
votes
5answers
448 views

How to rid my computer of spyware and adware

I have a bit of a spyware problem. I tried using How to Clean up a Windows Spyware Infestation to help get rid of the spyware/adware on my computer. I have autoruns and process explorer and got rid ...
2
votes
6answers
781 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 ...
2
votes
5answers
921 views

Can I trust these programs? Are they safe? What are they really?

I found a couple programs on the desktop of my computer after another person used it. I have done some googling, but have no idea who or what I can and cannot trust. The programs in question are ...
1
vote
6answers
362 views

How do I remove Cyber Security THE Rogue Anti-Spyware

I am not sure how many of you have heard of Cyber Security (no link, a rogue anti-spyware doesn't deserve a link). Basically, it's a virus and a rogue masquerading as anti-spyware. You can read about ...
17
votes
11answers
734 views

What are some things to avoid if you want to keep your computer adware/spyware free?

I recently reinstalled the OS (XP Home) on a friend's heavily spyware/adware infected machine. It appears as though his kids (7 and 11 years I believe) were visiting sites that offered downloads for ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Curly braces in a URL

Often I have came across URLS like the following: http://www.isthisahacker.com/{7B643FB915-845C-4A76-A071-677D62157FE07D}.htm Do the curly braces in the URL above indicate some kind of attempt ...
4
votes
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? ...
4
votes
18answers
871 views

Is free security software as good as paid security software? [closed]

I mostly use free security solutions to protect my home PC, but I wonder if I would get better protection from a paid solution. I prefer the free software, since I can have multiple applications ...