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 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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Able to connect to the net, but only through FF with proxies disabled

I guess I got a virus or something and it's screwing up my connections. I'm able to browse fine in Firefox with proxies disabled, but other than that I have no connection. Currently, I need to ...
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Almost all of my programs arn't recognized anymore

I had a virus on my computer and was able to remove it, however, now almost all of my programs won't work. Even trying to open freecell pulls up the "select a software to run this in" window. I can't ...
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16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem: csrss.exe

I just booted up my Samsung N120 netbook (with Windows XP Home SP3) and a dialog box came up with a command prompt window behind it. The dialog box is titled 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem and the message is ...
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Does reformatting the drive really removes spywares and viruses

I've recently read that the data that you deleted in windows using shift+del doesn't actually get deleted it is just made to be overwritable by other data that will soon be stored in your hard drive. ...
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how to stop a driver from running - it self protected and rootkit hidden

I have this serous problem For the first time I can not stop a program from running. Something is on one laptop computer that is run as system legacy driver, and self protected and hidden on ...
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Windows 7 UAC (user access control) is being disabled on every reboot

To put it simply, I noticed UAC was disabled so I enabled it. I was prompted to reboot the computer for the changes to take effect. Upon my reboot I checked the settings again as I hadn't disabled UAC ...
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Folders disappear every time Windows XP starts up

Symptoms: Whenever my Windows XP machine starts up, subfolders disappear from the first top-level folder, listed alphabetically (eg. from "C:\AA Backups"). The first time it happened I suspected user ...
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Injection of banners in my webbrowsers possible malware [duplicate]

Recently I have started to suspect that I have some kind of virus on my computer. There are 3 symptoms: Banners are being displayed on pages that doesn't use commercials, for instance when viewing ...
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How to remove a virus that trigger the internet explorer every some minutes?

Some days ago, I got a file in Windows Live Messenger by an account of my friend, I thought it was a normal file because he normally sent me some files as well. But this time, I had no luck, he got ...
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Can't access internet with 32-bit browser(Chrome, FF, IE)! The 64-bit version of IE on Win 7 works fine

I had installed Kaspersky AV 2010 two days ago. Everything was fine until I was not able to access the internet a few minutes back with the 32 bit browsers I have installed - Chrome, Firefox and the ...
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How can I remove virus/application from Windows XP start up?

How can I remove the following virus/application from start up? I tried to disable it from MSConfig but it didn't help. It's not being detected by Norton or Avast antivirus solutions.
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Causing a hardware failure via a software program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a virus melt the CPU? I want to destroy my Windows PC by running a software program. By destroy I mean: Causing the CPU or RAM to melt, causing the hard drive to ...
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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, ...