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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Viral infection - OS not loading!

I have XP sp2 and Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop. Because of some Virus, I am unable to start any of the OS. Even I am unable to reinstall XP and Vista ! I have tried to reinstall Kubuntu 10.04, but some ...
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How to check for false positive?

Looks like I've been infected by a virus, namely NSIS:Downloader-BX [Drp] in file named DpiSca.exe but... I wasn't visiting any usual suspect sites (warez, pr0n etc) and nobody else was using my ...
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Various ways by which my computer could get infected by Virus

1) What are the different ways by which a computer could get infected by virus or nay other malicious programs. 2) What precaution should I take 3) What to do if I get infected by a new kind of ...
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All folders in all drives are set to read only on Windows XP and can't be changed

I am using windows XP and all of my folders on all drives are now read only. When I remove the read only check, it gets set back to read only. Why? I cannot write any file from my flex application. ...
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Infected Win XP disk not openable on a Vista computer

How can I read a WinXP partioned disk that is infected and shows up on a USB connection to Win Vista computer as a single partition that Vista cannot see the contents? The XP computer HDD is partioned ...
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Facebook Winlogon.exe MSN Gaming Zone virus

My daughter clicked on a baitFacebook posting and now we believe that our PC is infected with a Virus that is sending out similar bait postings to her friends. I narrowed it down to a folder C:\...
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Windows Viruses Infected ext4 drive

I have a drive thats formatted as ext4 and being used by my linux install. It recently got infected by some viruses and clamav is just pathetic as it asks to delete each file, something which i would ...
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Removing a rootkit from the MBR.. without formatting?

I have run hitman pro and found 'traces of the TDL3 Alureon' rootkit on the computer. However, running TDSSKiller would of solved this issue - but - apparently the symptoms keep coming back so I ...
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windows 7 infected with virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I am running Windows 7. My laptop is infected with virus which is not allowing me to run some executables. I ...
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Virus Effected to my pendrive

I am using scandisk 8 GB pendrive. I am a programmer so I put my project details and my projects in that pendrive, by using folders. Now the problem is that my folders are becomig hidden, when I am ...
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URLs are gone crazy in my windowsXp machine

I'm having trouble with my browsers for three days now, not all the time but suddenly when I type a URL it is redirected to another page, or even if the URL is correct on the browser it shows the ...
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What percentage of all viruses are detected by anti-virus software? [closed]

I suppose that there are every day new viruses detected, that it is hard for the software companies to keep up. As a consequence there has to be a significant amount of any kind of malware, to which I ...
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Is there any virus that corrupts xml files?

I observed that some of my xml files (ssis dtsx packages basically) are getting corrupted randomly. What could be the possible reasons? I couldn't find any clue from system events or logs. Can this be ...
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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! ...
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Python/Lesta.A worm

My Nod32 have been catching something that is apparently identified as Python/Lesta.A worm. No matter how many times I tell Nod32 to delete and quarantine the file, it always re-appear, the situation ...
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Approach to solving virus problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? A vista laptop I have been asked to take a look at is exhibiting virus-like behaviour. When Internet ...
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How do “Powerusers” manually find and remove malware from Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I'd like to know what tools and methods are used by the pros to remove malware in Windows. Is HijackThis ...
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locked document and settings folder in windows 7

I don't know why but I suddenly cannot access the documents and settings folder in windows 7. It has the pad lock icon on it. And whenever I try to change the settings in the properties>Security tab. ...
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Problem tracking down virus - services.exe port 443 and svchost.exe ports 25 + 80

Hey, I'm running an XP SP3 system with all the latest updates. It seems I have a virus and I'm having a hard time tracking it down. I have some outbound connections; services.exe connects to some ...
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how to delete invisible files

I scanned my flash drive for viruses using avast free. It didn't found a threat. But it said that there are files that couldn't be scanned. How do I delete those files? I can't see it even if I set ...
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What is the program sltpfektssd.exe?

My laptop running old WIndows XP is being viciously attacked by sltpfektssd.exe? and others. It appears as a legit pop-up to start an anti-virus program that I have never seen before. Eventually ...
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How to clean Defo virus in the MBR sector? [duplicate]

I have Defo (Virus DEFO.MBR) virus in the MBR sector which Eset Antivirus can detect but its unable to clean even MBAM and Spybot are unable to find it. Any way that I can get rid of this?
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Submitting Virus Samples Via Email

A friend of mine is investigating a potential false positive detected by AVG. When I go on AVG's website, they ask that false positives be zipped into a zip file and sent via email to virus@avg.com. I'...
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Not sure if a virus was removed

I am running AVG, Spybot and Malwarebytes AM. The resident shield in AVG detected a trojan horse (BackDoor.Generic12.BPKA) in the file WINDOWS\System\driveasyncmac.sys - AVG has indicated this is a ...
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How to remove AV Security Suite [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I've been hit by this one three times in the last 3 weeks. It just suddenly pops up with a scan and freezes ...
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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 ...
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What are the chances that these programs are viruses

In Windows Task Manager I see four programs that don't have descriptions. csrss.exe, winlogon.exe, atieclxx.exe, and nvvsvc.exe. If I right click on them and select "Open File Location" nothing ...
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Unknown item in my startup (sshnas21.dll)

I just noticed that I have an unknown item in my Startup in msconfig the command is rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\sshnas21.dll,GetMainWnd what is this?
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Download Virus/Malware Purposefully

Where can I download a virus, work, trojan, etc. for analysis? Yes, I'm actually hunting for malware, rather than keeping it at bay and hiding behind antivirus software and firewalls. I plan to ...
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Virus - Isn' t there any online solution? [closed]

In our daily life, we come across various Viruses. In this internet world, we do have lots of type of viruses come to visit us ! A programmer can create a Virus using programming & it can be put ...
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How to deal with a trojan infection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I was browsing some websites and somehow obtained a trojan through some sort of silent download. Google ...
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how to make a flash drive read-only on other computers

How do I make a USB flash drive or a flash drive partition so that it would be read-only and less vulnerable to malware? Maybe making the flash drive be treated as a CD on other computer so that its ...
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Maybe I'm infected?

In the last two weeks, when I was using MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema) to watch some "justyfied" episodes, my F-Secure Client Security antivirus software alerted me that there was a threat ...
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How can I regain administrative privileges after a virus infection?

Is there software that allows you to bypass administrator restrictions? The problem is a virus has restricted me from doing anything; I can't install anything because I don't have the administrator ...
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Browsers forwarding to random website automatically

i have a strange problem... whenever i type any website name in the browser (mozilla or IE), instead of showing the website i typed it forwards to another website this happend when i installed a ...
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Is jucheck.exe a virus?

I keep getting a message from Windows that a program jucheck.exe is trying to connect to the internet. The message shows the publisher of the program as 'Unknown'. Is it a Virus? How to remove this?
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Advise about quick/full format

Is it virus-safe to do quick format of hard drive? I want to format disk that was infected and install windows 7 on it, but I am not sure if Quick Format is secure enough. I am aware that it does not ...
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Detecting damage done by virus

This morning after I went to college, a virus infected my PC without any user interaction at my end. When I came home my computer was completely frozen and infected with lots of trojans. I have not ...
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How to clean the virus which opens Nuevaq.fm on IE and blocks many other applications?

I am facing problem with this virus which has blocked the Task Manager, Firefox and many other applications of my computer. Only, Internet Explorer is working. And whenever I open Internet Explorer it ...
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Can't access a partion that has a virus on it

My wife's computer had a virus alarm go off, so I am looking into it. The virus is supposed to be on the D: drive. I wanted to talk a quick look at the file, but I cannot not. It has one file that ...
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virus attacking address book and sending out bogus emails [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? a virus keeps attacking my addressbook and sends out bogus emails. What can I do. I've tried all the malwares ...
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How to print power point files with animation?

My power point file has animation on one slide that when printed will be a "mess". Is there a way to print the slides in which each step of the animations are printed into 1 slide?
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Is it safe to run a potentially dangerous program (having possibly worm, virus, …) on Virtual PC?

I'm not sure if it is safe, can someone provide more information on the matter?
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Restarted computer, now wireless and Visual Studio is broken

I installed the new update for TortoiseSVN which requires a restart. Upon restarting a lot of things broke. I'm currently running a virus scan, but what would cause this? Among the things that no ...
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Why do I get a My Disney window when installing VMware Workstation?

I'm assuming this is a virus, though my virus checker can't find it. I downloaded the latest VMware Workstation 7 installer. I'm running Windows 7 64bit. I go to install it, and the installer window ...
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How can I determine if a file or executable has a keylogger included with it?

I had a program created for me recently and didn't really think about it being executable posing a threat since I pretty much trust the source, but not completely. I then thought about the fact that ...
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Software with Malicious Intent binded to executable?

I had some software created for me by a coder overseas. I'm a little suspicious since the software is executable. I started thinking about the possibility that they could have binded a key logger to ...
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How do I kill a process that keeps respawning? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I got infected by a virus. It looks like I removed it, but it somehow injected a few more processes (I can ...
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After virus, Chrome & Internet Explorer won't connect to the internet, but Firefox works fine

I cannot connect to the internet with Chrome or Internet Explorer. Firefox works fine. It seems it happens when I was infected by a "Trojan Horse Generic 17.BWIK", "Trojan Horse SHeur.UHL" and "...
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How did what appears to be a virus get on my computer? (explanation of situation enclosed)

My system is Windows XP SP3, updated with the latest patches. The PC is connected to a Cisco 877 ADSL router, which does NAT from the internal network to its single static public IP address. There ...