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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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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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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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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Windows 7 shuts down automatically on delete key press

Whenever i press delete button for deleting files or folder, windows 7 forcly shuts down the system , i m not sure is this virus or any keyboard shortcut malware. on pess key of special char ,its add ...
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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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CPU usage 99% constantly

My computer is running windows 8, and suddenly started running slowly. When I open the task manager, it tells me that the CPU is using 99% - sometimes the disk usages jumps up as well. The strange ...
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Password reset resets every password

This morning, I logged onto my PC before heading to college, to check the status of the infamous GameSpy closure, and found that Windows wasn't accepting my password. I then proceeded to boot a ...
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Deleting secure search malware [duplicate]

How do I delete secure search (AVG virus) malware? I am using Firefox as my browser. I am able to bypass it when it appears on start up, but I cannot find and completely remove this irritation?
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To what extent does splitting a virus into different files reduce the chance of detection by VirusTotal?

I have a 60 MB file that I want to scan for viruses. VirusTotal's max file size is 20MB. If I zip the 60 MB file into 3 smaller chunks and upload each of them to VirusTotal, to what extent will it ...
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I cannot go to google.com and other websites due to invalid certificate; possible DNS issue?

I am using Windows 7 on my PC's and my wife and I both have IPhones. About a 2 weeks ago I was having a problem on the PC's where google.com would sometimes give a 404 not found and then in the ...
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Screen capture virus [duplicate]

A few days ago I noticed that red text that says "Screen Capture" intermittently appears on my screen, usually when I write an email in Outlook 2007. I've run Norton and MalwareBytes but it hasn't ...
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Virus effect on flash drive filesystem (FAT)

I've found viruses on my flash drive, but curing with antivirus didn't solved the consequences. All files and directories on the drive became links (*.lnk files) pointing to a not existing executable ...
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Whenever I open a program, Internet Explorer opens and tries to download it

My Asus laptop had some viruses. I scanned it and deleted 12 viruses but I am still getting problems when starting programs. I tried to open Paint, Task Manager, Regedit, Chrome, etc. but none of ...
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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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How to monitor what triggers randomly starting program?

BACKGROUND INFO Hi, so the following has happened to me: Suddenly I realize that the program on Windows 8.1 that was associated with .mp3 files randomly starts, sometimes multiple times per minute. ...
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Can Malware damage to the files existing on the host? [closed]

I'm somewhat aware of Malware and their actions. And also know how to get rid of them and clean the machine. And about the Malware, we all know that Malware can spread in the form of a Worm or a ...
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Is the guideline: don't open email attachments or execute downloads or run plug-ins (Flash, Java) from untrusted sites enough to avert infection? [closed]

I'd like to know if the following is enough to avert malware as I feel that the press and other advisory resources aren't always precisely clear on all the methods as to how PCs get infected. To my ...
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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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The eval(base64_decode()) virus has infected a server. Would removing executable permissions help solve the issue?

The eval(base64_decode()) has infected a server. This is a PHP virus that uses the eval function in PHP and replicates itself to all the PHP files on the system as far as I'm certain. Would removing ...
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GameOver Zeus and Cryptlocker Viruses [duplicate]

I was wondering considering there are a lot of professional coders out there is there any counteraction for the GameOver Zeus and Cryptlocker viruses that have been all over the news? I mean for ...
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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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System32 folder is empty

This computer got infected by some malware and Windows boots completely fine. I get to the login screen, enter the password and I can access, but them I'm greeted by the virus and I'm unable to do ...
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Can a virus “attach” to an executable? [closed]

My understanding is that a virus is an executable - and thus it needs to be executed to do anything. When you execute a virus (program), the process will be able to do whatever malicious thing it is ...
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Write-protected USB Spotlight V-100 hidden files (don't have a Mac)

I am having trouble with my USB. I have used it for a few months without any trouble, but a couple of days ago it started saying that I cannot delete anything or save any new files because it is ...
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Suspicious website behavior - but no virus found

I have a Windows 7 (64) PC with Microsoft security essentials running and up to date. I have recently found that when I load certain websites which never previously contained adverts, now they do. ...
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File hiding virus for USB

Every time i connect any USB flash drive the files become hidden i know how to view the files but i cant get that damn virus from my PC i believe that this a virus so i installed Avira 2014 and ...
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Virus on vdi files dangerous for host machine? [duplicate]

I want to use the preinstalled vdi files from virtualboxes.org because it saves me time having it already built for me (what's not to like?). I don't know if they have viruses on them (they very well ...
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CryptoLocker Ransomware. Can you recover files? [duplicate]

Today one of our PCs got infected with nasty CryptoLocker trojan crap. The PC was a Windows XP machine with up-to-date NOD32 a/v. As you probably know the virus encrypts your file with an 2048 bit ...
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Oracle VirtualBox networking - Can I make a network that doesn't use any of the host computers?

I'm planning to test viruses, and I don't want it getting to my other computers on my network, so nobody else will be mad. Is there a way to make a network like that? I've been watching danooct1 and ...
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Virus on my Webserver: How to get rid of it?

I did a website for my clients and recently stumbled upon a lot of issues with it - i guess it got hacked. (It's based on the latest wordpress version, and for a while the index.php file always got ...
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A (probable) virus has rendered two hard disks unreadable. How can I recover them?

Warning in advance that this going to be a slightly long one. I had an old Dell laptop running XP die last year due to returning a HDD read error when attempting to boot. I booted from a live linux ...
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How to tell where a particular software is coming from [duplicate]

In the University repair shop I work for, we see a lot of the same viruses/spyware/adware/ransomware in a lot of cases. Is there any way we can trace back to where a file or software package ...
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Macbook All ram being used with no apps open

I recently was teaching this kid to program, and he wanted to teach me some things in screen flow, so he showed me where to get it, and I got part way through the installer, and then I quit it because ...
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lsass.exe constantly using about 25% of CPU

Recently noticed that my computer was running a bit slow and saw that a program which I have never seen before, lsass.exe is using about 25% of my cpu nearly all of the time. If I close it I receive ...
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Can a (BOOT/BIOS) Virus affect a Linux LiveCD session?

Question: Is it possible for a virus that infected a PC with Windows OS to show similar erroneous behaviour during a LiveCD session with Ubuntu? N.B. To clarify my question: Can the liveCD ...
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All browsers redirect me to the wrong site

I'm trying to reach www.example.com, but I'm always get redirect by all browsers to www.anothersite.com (from any other computer www.example.com is perfectly reachable), which most likely a virus, ...
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Is it an actual threat to system if “desktop” is added to path

What kind of threat does adding the desktop path to system path variable present? Is there some well known exploit that really opens my system up if I do this? The thing is that Desktop is my ...
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Host intrusion prevention system that can be installed during safemode?

I have reason to believe, from prior experience, that I can use Comodo's Defense+ - that companies host intrusion prevention system - to defeat some malware on my bosses computer. Alas, it must be ...
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Suspected Malware: Computer turning off all forms of virus protection automatically

I'm running windows 8.1 and very recently I got error messages saying that I had no virus protection on. I had windows firewall, avg free and spybot search and destroy running. All were turned off and ...
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What is a rootkit?

I use Avast as my antivirus. Yesterday while using my system, an Avast popup came up saying 'a suspicious rootkit has been found'. Avast suggested to delete it and I did so. Normally when Avast finds ...
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Issue with chrome http://www.games-misc.com/?f

I have a very annoying problem or possibly a computer virus. The Chrome browser keeps opening a new tab with the following URL: http://www.games-misc.com/?f Automatically written in the address ...
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Can a virus stay in a computer even after a reinstallation?

In the windows 8 system, there is a windows re-installation built in. It says "Remove everything and reinstall Windows". But, the computer needs to have somewhere to store windows itself in order for ...
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suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
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can a virus cause programs to open on my computer?

I had 18 viruses on my work computer and programs and even video games showed on my hard drive that I've never played sites I'd not looked at showing open all day?? Can a virus or maleware cause this? ...
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How to find in shared folder of remote computer which file was created or copied by which specific computer

Scenario is my friend works in company where they use more than 1200 computers. They have 2 domains. Employees are given same user accounts as per their designation. i.e. Operator, Marker, ...
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Random installer pops up

A random installer pops up asking my language. It doesn't say what its going to install or anything. On Task Manager it says something like glb1be9.tmp when I close it a Vaio update window appears and ...
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How to find the hidden trojan’s file in my server [closed]

I have several web applications which are under an Apache/2.2.9 web server installed in a Linux server Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.10 (lenny) Release: 5.0.10 ...
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Something deleted java.exe, how to find what it was?

On Windows 7 Pro SP1, the files java.exe, javaw.exe and so on are being automatically deleted by something, how can I find out what it is? When I uninstall and re-install java I see these files being ...
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How can I backtrack to find out which application created a registry key?

I have a computer with a virus. I've finally located one of the registries that is creating problems. If I change or delete the registry and then delete a particular process, it will recreate the ...