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 find the *real* source of dialog owned by CSRSS?

My computer suddenly showed the following dialog: I've never seen such a dialog before and it seems suspicious. (Yesterday I did install some Android stick drivers from Rock Chip, a Chinese CPU ...
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How can I track down a destructive virus? [duplicate]

A family member yesterday asked me to look at their work laptop (they're self-employed) since the memory usage is almost at 100% after an hour of it not being used (6GB RAM on idle shouldn't be at ...
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Is this a virus?

When I format My flash as NTFS right after the Format Compeleted window, I see that is has 1.83 GB free space. But after 10 -20 second, the free space changes to 1.80 GB automatically! I ...
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MS Securily Essentials efficiency / usage, suspicious processes

I recently noticed that my (originally pretty fast) Windows 7 Pro laptop started getting slow and using a lot of CPU power for no apparent reason. A full scan by Microsoft Security Essentials revealed ...
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Please help me remove Mraid [closed]

Can anyone please tell a me, someone with absolutely no developing knowledge, how to get this nasty mraid/mmjs program off my bf and my phone? Please...it's been 6 months, and he believes it was ME ...
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Google Chrome upload progress stops unexpectedly (on any site)

I noticed a problem on my Google Chrome browser. On any websites, even on Stackexchange sites when I upload images, on Quora, on some of my own sites, etc (so is not website related) when I click ...
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How do I view files inexplicably hidden on an external hard drive? Weird one

Yesterday I traded some files with a friend by hooking up an external hard drive to his computer. I had created a folder with some files in it for him, and likewise created another folder for him to ...
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Opera keeps prompting me to update Java- is this a virus?

Over the last few weeks, I've noticed that I keep getting prompted to update my Java at increasingly regular intervals. In the past, I have usually just gone ahead with this, but I am sure that it ...
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Virus forces system re-install. Can I save essential documents to transfer to clean operating system?

As the title indicates, I have some virus issues and have read on this site that the best course of action is to re-install my OS. I am an unsophisticated user and, as a result, have no backup of my ...
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How to clean USB flash drive from infections safely without loosing files/documents inside

How to clean USB flash drive from infections safely without loosing files/documents inside? When I connect usb drives there are shortcuts, exe files and hidden files so i want to make un-hidden, ...
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Where can you intentionally download computer virus online for testing purpose?

I want to run Computer virus on virtual machine to see how they behave, is there any online repository or database which store computer virus. Both old and new?
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Input Source Language keeps changing on Mac OS X 10.9.2 — how to make the computer keep my desired setting?

First time posting on this site so hopefully I am posting it in the right place. Apologies if not. I've been having issues with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid 2009). I have my input source language set ...
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A very clever virus?

This happened after I'd deleted all my system restore points to save disk space on my 60GB SSD, and run a MBAM scan the day before. Yesterday I downloaded a video file that would not play, though it ...
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Can a virus corrupt a hard disk?

Shorter version: Hard disk corrupt, vendor claims warranty does not apply since it was "due to a virus" and "problems due to software are not covered under the warranty". Longer version: My Dell ...
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Why this C++ program is recognised as a Trojan? [closed]

I was writing some code for online judge, #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { int t, ds, dt, d; double x; cin>>t; while(t) { ...
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Do virus scanners scan symlinks?

If a virus scanner (like Microsoft Security Essentials, for example) comes across a symlink'd folder, will it follow through and scan that respective folder, be it on another drive (and how every many ...
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I started downloading MacKeeper, but can't quit the download — what should I do?

I saw MacKeeper on a link to download something and it said it would clean your computer for you. I started downloading it and halfway through I searched "Is MacKeeper a virus?" What I found told me ...
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I am constantly getting a warning to update my flash player?

Two days back i started using wifi of my parents.Initially it was fine but after that i have been getting constant warning to update my flash player on each. I have not been able to access google.com, ...
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How to remove write protection from USB stick

I have followed up the below process in cmd: DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly Disk attributes cleared successfully. Even if I do that it displays Read-only:yes: DISKPART> attributes ...
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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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How to be safe plugging in an infected USB?

I have an infected USB that is loaded with trojans, spywares, Sality, etc. Basically, I wish to put my important data somewhere, reformat the USB, then restore the data. I have prepared a freshly ...
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locked folder tell to me how to unlock [closed]

I have window 7 32 bit. I downloaded a programme named 'Photo instrument' in rar format. After extracting the file and installing it some of my folders are locked and I get a message that I need to ...
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I cannot uninstall deal4me program

When I try it doesnt do anything. I have tried various online walkthroughs as well as malware bytes and avast anti virus, in safe mode and normal. I still have not been able to get rid of it, are ...
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Accidentally clicked a link which might have been malicious. What should I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? The link came as spam, so I expect only bad things from it. I quickly closed the tab before it fully ...
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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 ...
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JavaScript injection script, how to remove?

today I started to notice a very strange behavior. At some intervals my web pages in Chrome browser changes its web address to some javascript code javascript:try{if(document.body.innerHTML){var ...
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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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Sudden change of username & password prompt from UAC?

I just recently noticed that my username changed from "Dani" to "daniel" (It's a computer I recently got and haven't gotten around to changing its name.). The name of the PC is still the same ...
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Removing nav-links malware in Google Chrome on OS X?

I some how have been infected by the nav-links malware. It's a really annoying malware that shows up like a link on a text and when you click on it you are redirected to some advertised website like ...
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Restore computer with a virus [duplicate]

I have had a virus for a while now and it has got to a point were I can't get past the welcome screen when I start up my computer, I know my computer has not got slower from use because before the ...
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Is it safe to download DLLs?

From the title, the question you may assume I'm asking is "Can DLLs be malicious?" But I'm really asking if the mere act of downloading a malicious DLL can pose a threat to the security of one's ...
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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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how to remove This ad is provided by SupraSavings

I'm not certain if this is the place where I should ask this question. I've tried everything to remove this virus namely "This ad is provided by SupraSavings" but nothing works. I have Norton and I ...
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Desktop changes automatically

I have a Windows 7 Desktop for which the Desktop icons change automatically on system restart and creates user account folders without creating user accounts.I have tried removing them but find that ...
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How do I permanently remove the MSR Privoxy?

So recently I got this "virus" from downloading something. This virus keeps on spamming ads and underlining text on a web page to cause you to click a link that will pop-up a new tab. It usually links ...
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Windows 8.1 Suspecious Activity

A new user account automatically is creater again and again no matter how many times I delete it. Its a random string "raxxujpxh" thats appears as a user name. Does anyone know what might be causing ...
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Windows 7 locked out of program files

I while ago my computer crashed and a file in my virus protector got lost in the recovery process. Because of this, I cannot uninstall, reinstall, or install a newer version of the virus protector. ...
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Virtual Machine and Virus

I have a requirement for which I have to get online without protection (firewall, anti-virus). At the same time, I don't want to risk getting infected with viruses. If I install a virtual machine ...
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Chrome redirecting to developer.yahoo.com/yql/console

I was trying to reach nintendo.com and chrome redirected me to developer.yahoo.com/yql/console for a few minutes. All other domains were okay. Another person in my office was able to access the site ...
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Reclaiming an infected pen drive

My pen drive might be infected with virus/malware. I'm running Windows 7. I never stick it into an unsafe computer but this time I had to (because of some urgent work). I haven't inserted it into my ...
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Constant BSODs and boot failures?

I have a Dell Inspiron M5040 running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit) that I got as a Christmas gift in 2011. Recently, it has been showing signs of weakness. I was suspicious of virus infection after ...
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Strange Browsing History - infected or clicked on a bad link?

Today, I was somehow redirected to a porn site and upon closer inspection of my browsing history, I see four URLs which I did not intentionally visit but may have been a redirect from one to the other ...
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repeated IO on file atiumdva.cap interferes with application functionality

Our java swing application runs on Windows 7 (32 bit) and is having some serious issues. Our latest candidate culprit is that the system, at random intervals, performs millions of reads of 288 bytes ...
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How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC?

What should I do if my Windows computer seems to be infected with a virus or malware? What are the symptoms of an infection? What should I do after noticing an infection? What can I do to get rid of ...
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How to clean iframeRef.gen virus from HTML files?

I can remove the code manually from affected HTML files. Is there any tool specifically made to repair this virus? Because Windows Defender is so stupid to repair those affected HTML files.
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Removing a nasty virus from my computer [duplicate]

I have opened a link on my FaceBook and downloaded an executable file, unfortunately i run this file, now my browser automatically opens a new tabs that go to some one site which contains a counter ...
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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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Is it safe to connect a hard drive to my computer to image it if I know it contains a virus?

I was recently asked to help a friend fix a virus laden computer and I was wondering if it is possible for viruses infecting another computers hard drive could pose a possible risk if I connect that ...
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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 ...
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virus infection & task manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? For some time, my Task Manager is greyed out when I right click on the taskbar. It's even not shown in the ...