Spyware is a computer program which collects information about the user such as habits on the Internet and transmits that information to an external entity on the Internet without user knowledge or consent.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
3answers
1k views

How to find spyware dll launched using svchost.exe

This weekend I found my PC was possibly infected by some virus or spyware. There is one "svchost.exe -k netsvcs" in my task manager, and it is running under my user name, rather than SYSTEM accounts. ...
1
vote
2answers
113 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! ...
3
votes
1answer
674 views

How can I find out which processes on my computer are accessing the microphone?

After reading this interesting Lifehacker post and reading the comments on the page, one person was wondering if it would be possible to use the Physical Device Object Names of other hardware such as ...
1
vote
1answer
212 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 restart ...
1
vote
1answer
727 views

Orbit Download Manager massive send packets (no torrent)

recently I've noticed my internet connection speed is low even my modem console was opening very slow , after troubleshooting using Wireshark I've found massive packets send to "sg.ilovewebgame.co.kr" ...
1
vote
1answer
334 views

What is Anitspyware Soft? How do you remove it?

I think my PC has been infected by something! IE does not work: "Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!" Pop-ups are pointing me to http://wareprotect.net/...
0
votes
1answer
269 views

Mysterious event log message

I saw this message in my event log today. I tried searching on it without much success. - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> - <System> <Provider ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

How to get rid of freaking adds?

see these screen shots in the above picture...those green texts (marked with red pen) when i hover mouse on them an add pops up. this one is more annoying anytime this add slides from the ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Does network monitoring tools help in detecting spywares?

Is it possible for spywares/ virus not to be detected by network monitoring tool ( for eg TCPView) if they are sending information/files over internet ?
0
votes
1answer
171 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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
2k views

I removed my-freeze.com NetAssistant, but now can't access two websites

I used "Revo Uninstaller" to uninstall the spyware which left me with a problem using Internet Explorer so then downloaded the free version of "Hijack This" from the website and, not reading the Super ...
3
votes
0answers
59 views

Unknown top level window

After several months (years?) of bending myself backwards and almost going crazy I fall back to the only place I believe there could be and answer... I've had the following top level window showing ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

ttj.js IE 11 download keeps popping up. Win 7 64 bit machine

I did a search on this and did not any entries on superuser for ttj.js (file) IE 11 download keeps popping up (download manager). Win 7 64 bit machine. I have been researching this and it looks ...
0
votes
0answers
161 views

Decrypt files encrypted by LeChiffre ransomware

Over the weekend, my personal server got hit with the LeChiffre ransom ware. Unfortunately, they were able to get in due to an insecure Active Directory account. I've since disabled all accounts and ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How do I find out to what hostname a potential malware wants to connect?

Without connecting my computer to Internet. I can only think about netstat and packet capturing tools, but I dont really know which method is suitable.
0
votes
0answers
44 views

How can I get rid of Installation files for Windows 10?

I'm not interested in "upgrading" to the new Windows 10 because of privacy issues. However, I can't delete those pesky downloaded files that eat a lot of space in my SSD drive. Is there a way to ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

System became unresponsive! Please save it

Please help. I was scanning my Asus x200ma using spyhunter 4.0. After completing scan, it says to buy the full version. When I clicked on Purchase now, it suddenly freezes my netbook. Even power key ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

SSL error on Chrome, IE, Safari (but not on FF)

I am getting this error on trying to access a couple of sites from Chrome - one is the webmail of our company and another is a banking website. Cannot connect to the real somesite.com Something ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Why did spybot open overnight when I did nothing on my computer?

This morning I woke up to find that spybot had opened on my computer and was ready to run. I did nothing to cause this to happen. I have one computer in the house. It has Windows 7. No network. I have ...
0
votes
0answers
3k views

Why won't Google Chrome install on my Windows 7?

I can tell something is wrong with my computer. A little history: Google Chrome was not running correctly. When i was using facebook, any link on face that ran an ajax javascript function would not ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

How to get rid of the SolidDocuments spyware?

I just installed the latest version of PDFCreator and made sure that the option of installing the PDFCreator and Yahoo default Search are NOT installed, but for some reason whenever I start Internet ...