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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Why can't they write viruses for Mac computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the top reasons Macs are much less likely to get viruses/worms/trojans? They always say that one of the most important advantages of Macs is that no viruses are ...
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How do I find information about a particular trojan? “W32/Smalltroj.XVGT”, as reported by Norman

I tried checking the Norman antivirus page, Virus-descriptions, but sadly it seems Norman has intentionally obfuscated their search results (I tried clicking on W, and it seems they just list viruses ...
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What is the best way to remove the WMPSCFGS.exe virus from Windows 7?

A friend has 'acquired' the WMPSCFGS.exe virus on Windows 7. All of the removal instructions he's been able to find so far are for Windows XP. Curious what is the best/easiest way to remove this ...
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My rundll32.exe file is corrupt, how do I fix it?

The other day I got a virus on my laptop (Windows XP), but Adaware found it and removed it. Not soon enough though, because it corrupted my rundll32.exe file. Now I can't run almost any application ...
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Is two instances of the Windows Explorer normal

Sometimes I spot two instances of explorer.exe in the Tash Manager. Is there a need to run instances of explorer.exe in any case? Or this is some unusual malicious behavior??
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What are the top reasons Macs are much less likely to get viruses/worms/trojans?

I ask in seriousness. Please do not post answers like, "because Windows sucks!" Why do Macs pretty much never get viruses/worms/trojans, in comparison to Windows? Is one reason the rwx permission ...
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Virus on site but can't find where

There appears to be a virus on my site. It's been there for some time and I've had no problems as yet. AVG picks it up, but McAfee does not. I run a website (sortitoutsi.net) Ages ago I got a virus ...
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How to get infected with Antivirus 2010

I know that this is the exact oposite of the question most people ask as it is a royal pain to remove. I hope this isn't flagged as me wanting to infect other people. I know my mom almost installed ...
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Open dns still detects malware activity after having scanned and removed malware

I'm using open dns to block unwanted sites. Everytime I go to the dashboard I always see this malware activity in all of the networks that I have in open dns. What do I do?I'm using avast free, ...
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Manually remove virus/malware that slows down the internet connection

Is it possible?Or do you know of other ways on how I can remove it. I think the connection has been slowed down. Yesterday, when I download it has 80-100 kbps rate but now its only on 40-50kbps. What ...
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Virus behaviour but couldn't find any virus on Windows 7

I found a strange virus-like behaviour on my PC running Windows 7. I'm not able to type properly with my keyboard. Sometimes it won't respond, and some other times it adds characters indefinitely to ...
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XP Antivirus Pro malware removal

I had to remove this malware from a friends computer, and they've infected themselves again. It's been a while since I last removed it, so can't remember the name of the program that was successful ...
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Is my system compromised? I got message about ntoskrnl.exe

I am not sure this question belongs her or not but let me try. When I get to office this morning One of my colligues had a problem with his laptop and told me he had trouble restarting it and when he ...
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how to see virus folders

Its normal that a virus file/folder has a hidden file attribute, but others are just too sneaky that even if you set your folder options to view hidden files and folders, the file/folder which has ...
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How can I make totally sure that I don't have a keylogger/trojan/something uploading my personal files to the web?

I got this Antivirus Soft installed. It was awfully annoying and my antiviruses (yes, I have more than one) just didn't do anything. So, now I am afraid they might be compromised or something. I am ...
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Why would BitDefender Bootable Rescue CD be able to identify but unable to fix or delete malware?

Why would BitDefender Bootable Rescue CD (and loads of other Rescue CDs too) be able to identify but unable to fix or delete malware? It can however put it into quarintine. And what happens when the ...
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Trojan horse “Generic.15.apnz” impossible to get rid of?

I have a trojan horse infection that lives in memory and seems to be impossible to get rid of. I've tried a few antivirus products (Norton, Windows Essentials and AVG Free) all to no avail and I've ...
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what is regsvr.exe

Everytime I plug my flash drive on school. It gets infected by this regsvr.exe and many others. Even if my fd is already vaccinated by panda antivirus it still gets infected even if I'm not accessing ...
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What virus renames all images to EXE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I have a virus that renames all jpg file extensions to EXE files and hide the original ...
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Computer is broadcasting on port 139 at startup - Virus?

Maybe this isn't the right forum to ask this question, but here it goes. Whenever I boot my vista machine, right after login there has been an extended delay until the actual desktop appears. I also ...
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How does a virus load itself when you start your computer?

What i know is that most viruses use the registry/start up folder to add them to the start up list. Other may use an auto start windows service. What about the rest, if the virus is not in the ...
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Are msa.exe and ygh.exe really malware and what else do I need to do to clean the PC?

One of my kids was looking at some voice changing software - AV Voice Changer I think - he says he started to install it but then decided against it. However, I now think that he did install it but ...
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SvcHost is taking 100% of CPU. It appears to be either DcomLaunch or TermService - virus?

So my SvcHost is all of a sudden taking 100% of my CPU, and I'd like to figure out which service is responsible for this. Is there any way to differentiate the load being generated by the multiple ...
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hal.dll file deleted .. how to recover the PC ..?

Because of the viral infection, if the PC gets crashed, On start-up, it shows the msg on Console screen on start-up, saying, "hal.dll file is missing/deleted, press alt+ctrl+delete to restart the ...
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Upgrading infected Win XP to Vista Ultimate

I have a dual-boot (Leopard + infested Windows XP). I want to upgrade Windows to Vista and clean it with anti-virus. I would back up my files from Windows, but I do not want to propagate the virus. ...
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Internet Explorer is uninstalled, no other way to get online; What do I do in order to re-download IE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If the only browser in Windows is dead, how to connect to the Internet? I got a virus on my computer the other day and I managed to remove the virus and all of the ...
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Jump drive with a virus

If I have a flash drive that I think may have a virus on it, but also has some important tax stuff on it, is there a way I can get at the files without endangering my computer?
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How do I check if a program can potentially be a virus?

I am running Windows XP in a VM. I want to download a few applications and install the one by one and check if they potentially can be a virus. I assume virus would need to add something to the ...
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Oops! Downloaded a virus (win32-DOS)!

I'm on Windows 7 and accidentally downloaded a virus. It's not that bad, but it gives alerts that Windows has crashed. Nothing still happens. APPCRASH - Application: win32-DOS.exe.exe That's the ...
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Mac OS X - rmdir fails with “Operation not permitted” for a folder created by a PC on a removable drive

I have a problem (using Mac OS X 10.5.8) with the access rights of a folder that was presumably created by a virus on a disk-on-key drive when I used it with a PC. I can't remove the folder or change ...
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Removing infected files after scanning with Malwarebytes' Anti Malware

Is it ok to remove the infected files after i scan my computer using Malwarebytes' Anti Malware? does it can't affect my files when i remove the selected infections?
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how to extract a virus from a Thunderbird inbox file?

I have a virus scan running and it's found a virus in my Thunderbird inbox file. Of course, I don't want to delete the inbox file, and the anti-virus (AVG) can't seem to pull it out. There are lots of ...
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Why can I get a virus or trojan from visiting a website?

I have seen these a lot lately. You click the link, and instant trojan. No need to download or anything. How is this possible? Is there a way I can scan the links before visiting to make sure I ...
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Portable Anti-virus/spyware/malware toolkit

I am trying to remove a plethora of viruses from a friend's computer and was wondering if anyone knew of a portable anti-virus toolkit? What I am thinking of is a live-cd/dvd that may boot up ...
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How can I remove malicious spyware, malware, adware, viruses, trojans 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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Browser keeps setting itself to assistmypc.org - What's up with that? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: IE homepage set to some site I don’t know about Originally I set my IE 8 home page as Google. After some time, it's been changed to http://assistmypc.org This ...
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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 ...
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Should I pitch Ubuntu to virus victims?

I've noticed that on a regular basis I see facebook statuses complaining about viruses (e.g. "sorry I haven't been on in a few days... my comp got socked by a virus and I had to reinstall everything") ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Del (task manager) and regedit no longer working as expected. Could this be a virus?

Recently, I tried to Ctrl-Alt-Del, but I found my administrator disabled. I tried to edit the registry, but regedit is disabled, too. My friends say it's a Pro-act virus, and as I am just a beginner ...
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How to restore the folder option in windows XP (which has been deleted by VIRUS !?)

Because of a Brontok virus .. my explorer is not showing FOLDER OPTION in TOOLS menu .. Is there any Registry edition to fix this ? By the way I tried GPEDIT (gpedit.msc using run) There also (as it ...
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How can I remove a DCOM virus?

How to remove a DCOM virus? Payload is it goes and downloads Trojans from a Russian ip. Microsoft Security Essentials detects access to the Windows Temp folder, but how do I remove the DCOM server ...
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Is this a virus? Not sure how to read the source code. This is a txt file

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head> <link ...
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How can a flash drive spread a virus?

How can a virus be spread from a USB flash drive besides the autorun.inf? Can boot sector viruses infect thumb drives?
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How do I delete leaktest.exe?

McAfee Security Center finds a "Potentially Unwanted Program" called leaktest.exe. Unfortunately, McAfee cannot delete it (Cannot be completely removed) and when I tried to delete it directly under ...
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My mouse isn't clicking! Do I have a virus?

I think I've had a virus for about a month When I try to open anything, I have to click 7 or 8 times! I changed my mouse - the same problem I renewed the windows - its became great but after ...
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Vundo/VirtuMonde detection application? [duplicate]

I think a netbook I'm tasked with getting back into shape might have the Vundo/Virtumonde virus. I've run MS Security Essentials, Malwarebytes and Spybot but it's not spotting it. I know this is a ...
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Can't log into Windows XP

Immediately after choosing an account, and starting to log in, it shows the logging out message and goes back to the account selection display. This even happened in safe mode with the ...
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Too many Trojans

My computer is now basically a breeding ground for Trojans. I can't open up Firefox or Opera without getting redirected to some training job site or have a fake Windows XP virus scan screen open up. ...
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can a virus execute by itself?

is there any type of viruses can execute by itself after download then on the HDD without clicking on it?? if there is ..... can you refer me to any sites about them?
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how to fix asyncmac.sys infection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? AVG anti-virus tells me that there is a virus in my asyncmac.sys. I tried to overwrite it with a copy of ...