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 give a Linux user permission to create backups, but not permission to delete them?

I want to set up automated backups that are kept safe from myself (in case a virus pwns me). The problem is the "create" and "delete" permissions are the same thing: write permission. So what can I do ...
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What kinds of protections against viruses does Linux provide out of the box for the average user?

I know others have asked this, but I have other questions related to this. In particular, I'm concerned about the damage that the virus can do the user itself (his files), not the OS in general nor ...
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windows 7: tcp stack broken

Good afternoon, I made the mistake of installing the vlc media player and not noticing the malware bundled with it. My wife is amused that "Mr. Computer" messed up this badly... I removed stij.exe ...
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I cannot remove this virus [duplicate]

I have tried Farbar scan, I have tried MalwareBytes, I have been able to get into registry at one point and remove all of what I thought was infecting it. I ran Kaspersky, CCleaner, and TDS killer. ...
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Is it possible to find the origin of a virus?

Is there any method with which you can determine the origin for a given piece of malware in Windows? One of my PCs was recently infected with the PWS:Win32/Zbot.gen!AP password stealing trojan. Is ...
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Virus that causes memory to buffer up for hard disk tasks?

What could this be? When explorer.exe starts Autoplay and starts scanning files, explorer's memory usage shoots up to 6GB (I have 8GB, 64 bit Windows 7). When I run file recovery software such as ...
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Is there a possible connection between a Microsoft Redistributable and a virus?

I have a question about Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables. I understand in general that I - a complete amateur - should not remove them. But - there are 7 all of which were installed when I ...
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Qvo6 and start.qone8 removal

It seems like I contacted some kind of chrome hijacker which changes my homepages to start.qone8.com and qvo6.com. This always happens when I connect with my google chrome account. I removed the file ...
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Ensuring computer is secure after discovering a RAT

I was recently helping an older friend fix some issues with her Windows XP computer when I came to realized that it had been infected with some sort of RAT. The RAT had been on the system for about a ...
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Blocks malicious website - Avast

Current System: Windows XP SP3, German There seems to be a virus on the system as Avast told. After this message the following steps were done: Remove all items from autostart using autoruns ...
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I got virus on my computer

I got virus on my computer. This is a list of executables of the virus: Name |Size |Description ------------------+------+------------- B06A.exe |162 |B06A D3F2.exe ...
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Can't remove adware from PC

People please help me to remove this Qone8 adware. I don't know even what software installed it. No uninstaller, no extesion. Tried to reset all browsers, no way. It starts with browser: ...
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How to create a virus isolating environment to run children games

I have a Linux Centos 6 server in the garage without a monitor or keyboard, and it does not hold any sensitive information. My wife has a Windows 7 laptop which she surfs the Internet, checks emails, ...
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How to delete a folder that is hidden and has no long and no short name

How do I delete in Windows Vista a folder that is hidden and has no "long name", and has no "short name" either. Note that I've already tried to get the short name so I could rename and delete using ...
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How can I plan ahead for an encryption virus locking me out of my data?

Since being held ransom in order to regain access to my files I have implemented a deep and comprehensive backup plan. But the fear still haunts me; say I get infected with a virus that can encrypt ...
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How to prevent ICE CYBER virus - Avira has allowed reinfection [duplicate]

The ICE CYBER virus is particularly nasty. I thought it snuck in while Avira Free Antivir was off, and then became active later. Being more carefull for the two days after removing it with a ...
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Free download manager issue in Chrome?

So Im not really sure why/how/when this happened, but just today, every time I try to download something from the web using Chrome, I am getting this page shown here. It seems a little... sketch... ...
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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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Keyboard keep Typing ]]] by itself

During start up beeping sound came out (sound came recently) As to login, it types automatically with ]]]]]]]]]]], some time PLUS Has to press esc and backspace until the ato-type activity idle for a ...
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Very sure of a virus on my computer, but Defender doesn't seem to pick it up [closed]

Okay, so, my own rig running on Windows 8, built in October last year. Specs: Intel Core i5 3790k 16GB RAM AMD Raedeon HD 7700 250GB SSD 1TB HDD The list of issues: Chrome's search engine ...
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Is this an error or a malware?

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. Yesterday I asked this question. No need to read it. Right now, my anti virus, detects no virus however I am experiencing 2 issues: When i start windows, the screen ...
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Am i infected with a malware or is it a graphic card issue?

This past month, i've been having many issues with malware, you can tell by looking at my profile, I'm so sick of it to the point where I'm really thinking to dump my windows, once and for all and go ...
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Do i need to format my pc before installing mcafee antivirus? [closed]

Recently brought McAfee antivirus plus 2013. I was wondering if I first need to format my laptop(win 8) before installing it. Or it does it not matter if in case there is some viruses present on my ...
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How to prevent possible virus in VM affects host computer but let VM has internet access/file transfer? [duplicate]

I would like to use VM as a testing place and virus may happen in VM. I know if I totally cut off any internet setting and no file sharing with VM, then VM is safe except for senior hacker, but how ...
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Administrator privileges on Windows 7 Home Premium

I've been infected with the Conduit Search virus, and I need admin privileges to delete the files with Spybot. However, it seems like I can't get access to them with Windows 7 Home Premium. I use a ...
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How can I retrieve files from a virus-infected flasdrive?

I'm pretty sure it's the "New Folder.exe" referenced above. How can I get my files off without carrying the infection along with them?
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PC infected by ransomware (hostage virus)

I'm using Windows Vista.. I have accidentally downloaded a file yesterday. Since then I get on my screen a white screen written on it that my PC is blocked and need to pay money to unblock it. This ...
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I can only install drivers in safe mode

Recently, I've ran into a problem regarding the Hamachi network driver which just wouldn't install. I thought it was a hamachi specific problem but turns out I can't install any other driver either, ...
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How to find out if my MBR is infected?

I imagine that bootkits and other malware can install themselves in the MBR and be invisible to antivirus software running after the MBR was executed. Is there any way to execute an antivirus scan on ...
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How can you find out if xlsx and docx files are safe to open?

I have received an email from a not entirely trustworthy source, it might be legit but I'm not really sure. It contains, among other things, information on a .docx Microsoft Word file and a .xlsx ...
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Self-Executing Files

I've been always curious about understanding about how virus carry out their activities. For that reason, I've read a lot of books and articles about different types of viruses and the way they ...
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How to Prevent viruses from creating Autorun.inf in Storage Devices?

One of the solutions i've comeup with is to create a folder named "Autorun.inf" and placing some dummy files inside it so when virus uses the win32 api to delete autorun.inf as a file it will fail ...
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How far should one go to protect his PC? [closed]

I have windows 7, 64 bit, running two antivirus: Malwarebytes Pro + Malwarebytes Anti Rootkit Avg 2013 internet security (Anti Rootkit included) I had an issue yesterday and a user here on Super ...
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How to know what kind of malware infected the PC?

I downloaded a software from cnet, and cnet downloader installed malicious software. I removed them using the add or remove program but the malware are still there, some toolbar, and some backup ...
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Dualbooted pc: would a virus downloaded on linux infect windows?

Most, if not all Linux and Mac users don't use antivirus. If you dualboot your pc, and you catch a virus on some website or whatever. Would it affect your windows partition if it's mounted on linux? ...
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Unknown process named “wuowoo” running in Windows 7

Today I am reviewing the system's performance through Task Manager in Windows 7 and I noticed a process named wuowoo.exe. I googled it and checked in SuperUser site also but I can't find any ...
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Is it possible to safely contain a virus - not letting it spread?

I need to run a program, but I don't trust the author. I think it is infected with spyware or viruses, malicious files. I scanned it, did n't find anything, but still not feeling good about it. So I ...
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Printer about once a month prints a page with the text 'GGG'. How to troubleshoot?

This occurs randomly and can not be predicted. I have already 3 pages like that collected over the last 3 months. This happens by itself. The user reads a webpage (no clicks for 2 minutes) and ...
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Mac OSX - suspicious redirection of google.com in chrome

I'm doing some traveling and I recently had some weird/suspicious behavior in chrome for Mac OSX (10.6) using a motel wifi: When I went to www.google.com or searched in the chrome toolbar, it ...
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McAfee deleting Counter Strike.exe [closed]

I have got McAfee in my Windows 8 PC. The problem arose when i installed Counter Strike 1.6 on my PC. McAfee quarantined the game launcher file(cstrike.exe) saying it was a "Generic PWS' or ...
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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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Does a virus run under all profiles or only the one that “caught” it?

My computer has the virus that tries to trick the user into buying some kind of Security software. It was installed when I was running the computer under the Administrative account. My questions is, ...
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How to remove this powerful virus? [duplicate]

I faced a powerful virus named 'MOA' (with recycle icon on drive's root) with a null folder and some other files on it. My friend also was attacked 2 month ago by this virus. When this virus attacked ...
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Removing skype.dat malware permanently

Every time i boot the PC, i am not able to surf the net as most of the sites do not open even when there is no problem with the internet connection. I searched for a solution online and found out that ...
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Task manager won't start after nasty virus

Had a nasty virus. Got a trojan through a patch to a game I have played a lot (world of tanks). The trojan was named Win32: Patched-ZX. Which opened up for several rootkit(according to AV) and 3 worms ...
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How do I find the source of my virus that creates popups when new programs start up [duplicate]

I have a virus on my windows computer. It seems to create new chrome tabs when I start using a new application. For example, if I go to Youtube and I start up flash, it may create a new tab. When I ...
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How to block an ip address

My sisters laptop is clogging up the router with massive amounts of connections, probably a virus of some sort but various antivirus software found nothing. The connections are from and to ...
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I get all the time a message “contained a virus and was deleted” whenever I try to download a file

I have some virus on my system. when ever I try to download a file (no matter which one) I get a message: "file contained a virus and was deleted". I looked over the internet and saw that some say to ...
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Approx. what fraction of viruses will manipulate the installed antivirus program to make themselves undetected once they are in RAM? [closed]

If this percentage is high, why do people still bother to run AV after the PC is booted; why is it not the norm to boot from media (disc etc.) and then scan the infected disk (when there is no chance ...
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camouflaged process thrashing drives

Someone I know has a slow Windows XP computer and they asked me to look at it. I found that the drive was constantly being accessed, and so would be any removable drive that was plugged in (making it ...