A software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer.

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How to stop windows explorer from taking up 70 percent of CPU?

So when I start up my computer, (windows 7), I always run task manager to kill any buggy programs if they occur. About a week ago, when I did so, I noticed that Explorer.exe was taking up 70 percent ...
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Botnet/Virus Removal? [duplicate]

I am not sure what type of virus I have on my computer, and I am not sure if this is the right site to ask this type of question on, but here it goes: About a month ago I downloaded something i ...
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Viruses carrying over? [duplicate]

I have multiple accounts (three) on my Windows 8.1 computer. On my personal account, I'm trying to work with Audacity and downloading an mp3. However, what I'm wondering is if any viruses would travel ...
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Has my laptop been infected by APR virus?

Recently, I have experienced high latency on my home network. So I downloaded an APR monitor to see whether there were some problems. After some time, I found a MAC address, which sent lots of ...
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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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Mysterious folders and files with symbol names on Windows 7

I opened a thumbnail drive last evening and noticed that there were several files and folders with symbolic names (not alpha-numeric) added to it. The Date modified was also a curiosity. I have run ...
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Can an infected Android or iOS phone infect a PC running Windows?

I realize that any .apk may not run on Windows via anything other than an emulator, but my instructor insists that it can. Here are my objections: Can I infect the computers at school with my ...
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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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Can badBIOS work on Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is minimum hardware computer. It doesnt have a Bios and the bootloader lives in the SD card. BadBios* represents a kind of virus that also includes BadUSB**. They affect the firmware of ...
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Removing Cloudscout.utop.it virus from my computer [duplicate]

Anyone know anything about getting rid of this Cloudscout.utop.it adware/malware/virus like browser hijacker? I've already run a virus scan multiple times (AVG) along with stuff like Malwarebytes, ...
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Does keeping Windows 7 updated make anti-virus software useless?

I was thinking, given that I regularly keep Windows 7 updated through Windows Update, doesn't this make having any anti-virus software useless. I may well be a naive user, but it seems to me that if ...
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How to block a file from being created?

So, something that may or may not be a virus (apparently >95% of virus detection programs don't recognize it, yet it's clearly not doing anything good) is doing something with a file located in some ...
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Is it safe to remotely connect to an infected machine via VNC or TeamViewer?

Since there has to be some data transfer between any two machines that have established a connection, is it truly “safe” to connect from a clean computer to an infected one using VNC or TeamViewer?
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Cryptolocker virus removal

I am facing cryptolocker virus problem, I have tried decryptcryptolocker website but it did not work. In the below link you will find an example encrypted file in my pc. ...
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Lost all desktop settings

I'm using windows 7. I logged in one morning and found my desktop background was black, and I had lost all my desktop icons & settings. I then found that I could not open any application - it ...
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Browser redirects links to Adfoc.us [duplicate]

Since yesterday when I open a link, browser redirect it to "adfocus.us" site! for example: I open: test.com and browser redirect to: adfocus.us This redirection happens after going to page (not ...
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What is atos? It keeps popping up on my Mac

So what is atos? It keeps popping up in on my mac screen that I need to give my password to let it do something. Is this a virus or is my Mac being hacked? Please help!!!
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Removing a Redirect Virus from Fedora Linux

Seems like there is a redirect virus on my computer but I am not able to remove it or even find where exactly the problem is. There is nothing much about it on the Internet either. I am running Fedora ...
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Google Chrome keeps opening this new tab - virus?

Recently (starting about 2 weeks ago), when I click on something (usually a link) in Chrome (on Windows 7), there is probably a 1-5% chance (a couple of times per day) Chrome will open this page on a ...
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Shutting down my windows 8.1, it says Screenshot App not responding, but i dont have any such apps installed

Shutting down my windows 8.1, it says Screenshot App not responding, but i dont have any such apps installed. I have done a search a and found nothing remotely like it. could this be a hidden ...
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how to edit windows registry so it NEVER looks on a usb drive for its driver (or at least asks first if a driver is found)

I'd forgive them for this "feature" if the usb standard had been created BEFORE viruses had become prevalent.
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Should I be worry after opening suspicious Email attachment?

Yesterday, I have received this following suspicious email Normally, I would not click on any of the email attachments if I am not sure about the origin of it. But yesterday, I accidentally opened ...
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Virus causing multiple explorer.exe instances using high memory [duplicate]

To begin, yes, there are similar questions out there, even on this site. However, none of them seem to off a solution outside of format the computer. Story time! (Or the background to this whole ...
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How do you get rid of a program that you don't have access to delete? (Virus - SearchProtect)

I've been trying to get rid of this highly malicious program called SearchProtect. Every few seconds I see my anti-malware program popup, blocking this program. I deleted it from the uninstall ...
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Tuneup pro virus opening its own searchtab, how to remove without formatting

Ok, I have had it with this bastard. I have tried everything free you can get a hold of but I can't get rid of it. I know the best way to get rid of it would be to format the computer, but! A) My ...
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Can i get virus/trojan from cracked software when my windows is installed with avg 2015 [closed]

One of my colleages says that he is free from virus/trojan from cracked softwares as long as the PC has AVG 2015 free edition installed. Is it correct?
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Does changing or removing file extension trick antivirus software?

I have little experience of antivirus software. I wish someone help me with common antivirus behaviors. For example, I have an EXE or PDF file containing virus. Does removing the .exe/.pdf or ...
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How to determine what is running in DLLHOST.EXE that's missing /ProcessID switch?

I have multiple dllhost.exe processes running on my computer: Every one of these image's command line is missing (what I am thinking is) the requisite ...
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Cryptolocker: Derive Key Mathematically From A Decrypted Copy of a File?

Would it be possible to derive the key, if you have a decrypted version of a file, let's say this file, as an example: "C:\Windows\ehome\en-US\epgtos.txt" Or do cryptolocker and it's class of virus ...
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Virus messed with networking and cannot connect to the internet

I downloaded a program that ended up being malicious and compromised my computer. It installed a "Smartbar" Application and a few other applications that were probably keyloggers or something of the ...
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How can I catch a HTML/Iframe.B.Gen virus on windows 8.1?

Do I have to click ok on a dialog box (e.g. "Download this") or can it infect the computer without any action on my part (other than, say, visiting a site that has been hacked)? Will being a non ...
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Windows 8.1 - HDD spinning at 100% even though no read/write

I have an HP Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 320GB HDD) running Windows 8.1 (x64), that recently got the Sality.AU Virus. The OS had only just been installed, and a friend downloaded the drivers and put ...
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Effectiveness of SD Card write protect switch as protection from viruses

Given that the SD card write protect switch simply indicates to the OS that it is switched, and doesn't prevent writes to the medium, how effective is enabling write protect against viruses? Are ...
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Can you get virus by clicking .zip file? [duplicate]

I tried to uncompress a zip file but I get error “The compressed (zip) folder is invalid or corrupted”. Is it possible to get virus just by trying to uncompress the zip? Can zip extension be ...
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How to know your Mac is not compromised (software and hardware) after lending [closed]

Is there a way to find out if your Mac has been compromised software and hardware wise? I have a pre-unibody MacBook (2007), and it was in someone else's hands once. I want to make sure: the person ...
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Do all programs running in a computer show up in the processes tab in Task Manager? [duplicate]

The reason I am asking this is because I am curious if there can exist a virus in the computer without me ever being able to know it exists. To be more specific, a virus that emits no signs of any ...
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How can I remove the `qbqjralptr..vbs` worm? [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove a virus from my friend's PC. The virus is called qbqjralptr..vbs & I found it's a worm specified like USB – Dinihou – Houdini Worm.VBScript It seemed easy to remove but I ...
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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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Microsoft Security Essentials keeps finding MSIL/Bladabindi in a tempskype.exe. MSE keeps removing it but it comes back every few seconds [duplicate]

Microsoft Security Essentials keeps finding MSIL/Bladabindi in a tempskype.exe. MSE keeps removing it but it comes back every few seconds. What do I do to get it to stop?
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Can anyone interpret the data in this UDP packet?

I have been receiving large amounts of traffic to my computer recently so I downloaded and ran wireshark to find out I have been receiving lots of UDP packets. All of the packets I have received are ...
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Can a host get a virus from a USB device if the guest has control of the device?

For example, if running Windows with a Linux guest, is it safe to stick in a USB to scan for viruses with Linux, or can it infect the host OS as well?
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How do I attach a virus to any file for an antivirus project?

I am making an Antivirus Project. It shall scan the files for any attached infection, but I don't know how does this work. So I firstly wanted to know, how does one attach any malicious executable ...
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Suspected virus in my Windows 8.1

I suspect that I have a virus in my computer. There is a large amount of UDP traffic in my network card, I installed Wireshark and there was large amounts of UDP traffic, all of them are from the same ...
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Keyboard and Gamepad Controllers 'Ghosts'

I have a mediatech keyboard and some cheap gamepad controllers but two weeks ago I noticed that random keys on the keyboard are being pressed 'not by me' and immediately sleeps . After one week, I ...
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Keyboard issue and HP Help and Support Pop-up issue

Last night my HP Pavilion started acting abnormally. My keyboard began to malfunction; every button I pressed acted as a shortcut for things on my computer (i.e. D took me back to desktop, Spacebar ...
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I have a crazy virus [duplicate]

I have a message pop up when I log in and try to open a folder with my go pro footage. It pops up a window with the title being "you are about to be logged off" and the window text "a virus was ...
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Chrome works only outside of sandbox?

I have been trying to solve this problem for a long time. I have been using Chrome for more than 4 years, it is the best browser for me. Suddenly, Chrome stopped working. I tried uninstalling it and ...
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How do I find a virus? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, I have contracted a virus on my computer. I have run several different scans from several different anti virus programs, but none have picked it up. First of all my computer starts to ...
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Localhost connecting to self on port 1111. Virus or ok?

When I run netstat -a on Windows 8.1 I am seeing a number of connections from 127.0.0.1: ports around 50000 connecting to My PC name (DadsPC) on port 1111. A portion are listed below. Is this normal? ...