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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Nasty Virus, can't find or remove, prevents from clicking or interacting with forms, even task manager

two days ago I opened a GIF file that apparently wasn't really a GIF file. Now, my left mouse click button is the middle mouse button, forms are unclickable or typable (they are "frozen" but not ...
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downloading a .exe from chrome and discarding it [closed]

hi i recently downloaded a file from the internet in .exe form and i thought there was something shifty about it so when you get the option about knowing the risk down the bottom of the browser i ...
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How to remove ad-type.google.com pop ups from **PC**? (Tradeadexchange redirection.)

Okay, it seems that my router is infected. Whichever device I connect with my router, gets this pop ups. I remember, I managed to free atleast my PC, of this virus. But it again has come back and ...
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What does this entry in hosts-file mean: 192.168.3.2 NPI2A54EA

I took over a Windows 7 PC from a developer and in the hosts file there was this entry: 192.168.3.2 NPI2A54EB Does anybody know why this would be entered there and if this could be a virus or would ...
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I think I have a backdoor virus on my PC [duplicate]

I think that I have a virus backdoor in my PC. Some time ago, with normal use of the PC I heard a strange voice talking for 2 seconds from speakers. I accurately checked everything open in my PC, but ...
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Prevent www.win32.cn/g9 being run automatically [duplicate]

I have recently bought an a4 tech wireless mouse + keyboard. Everything was working fine, but when i started cmd as admin, i started getting the run command automatically and it executes ...
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Unrecognised Executable taking 100% CPU

I'm fairly often getting an executable called NMC.exe taking 100% CPU on my Windows 8 (now 10) Laptop. NMC is the name of my System, I'm not sure if the naming is coincidental or if it is malicious ...
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Windows 7 Software Driver Installation out of nowhere with Asian symbols

I got the following Software Driver Installation screen out of nowhere. Screen language is in German, so that is fine. I quickly aborted the search attempt. What is/was that? Here is the ...
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Strange output from terminal `exit` command is this a virus?

I don't think that I have seen this before, but whenever I run exit in terminal I get a very strange output. This is what it looks like: logout Saving session... ...copying shared history... ...
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Windows 7 C: drive filling up automatically

I have around 24 GB of free space, but within ten minutes of starting up the computer this free space starts filling up automatically. This continues until free space is down 0 KB, whereupon it says ...
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How can I safely do a complete hard disk drive wipe and Windows 7 reinstall due to a virus? [duplicate]

I have a Dell inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 professional and I have recently fallen victim to a Trojan virus that has somehow managed to surpass AVG, ZoneAlarm and Malwarebytes too! I have tried ...
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How to remove Google search Result redirect virus in all browsers?

I have a virus redirects the google in all browsers when i click search to another search engine(Google Custom search) I tried many solutions found in another questions or in google but nothing ...
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Do I have to always full scan a USB whenever I want to copy files from it? [closed]

If I have an unknow USB and I'd like to copy some files/folders from it to my hard drive. Assuming AutoRun is turned off, do I have to scan the whole USB for viruses before copying the files or just ...
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Proxy keeps changing to 127.0.0.1:8118 automaticaly [Windows 10]

it seems that my proxy is always changing automatically randomly. If I disable manual proxy configuration it turns on again. I've tried to delete some registry keys but the same keys appear again. ...
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How to restore some USB pen drive files after fixing Lodbak.gen!lnk / autorun.gen infection?

I tried to have some business cards printed at a local print shop yesterday, who asked for the files on USB pen drive. Big mistake. I came away with an absurd heap of malware which (fortunately) ...
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Internet Explorer playing ads in background, possible malware [duplicate]

I think I may have a virus. The audio of ads keep blasting in the background and I found the source to be internet explorer. Task Manager shows Internet Explorer open in the applications tab but there ...
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How to reinstall windows without usb? [duplicate]

I have a computer full of viruses (well actually my cousin has). I want to delete windows 7 and reinstall it. Is it possible to do it without a windows iso file? I also have an ubuntu iso on my ...
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Invalid Installed application named real?

Whenever I enter the program your uninstaller in my laptop, the following message of a newly installed application is shown: with the following properties: I press the AutoFix button and ...
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Windows Possible Malware

Service Host : Local System is using a lot of system resources.This happens often. One time Windows Explorer consumed more than 90% CPU and RAM.I wasn't able to open Microsoft Safety Scanner website. ...
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Should I start system restore? [duplicate]

Okay, I have installed a program that gave me many, many PC viruses that can't be deleted, so should I run System Restore? Thanks.
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Handle a virus infection by Trojan-Spy.Win32.ZBot.a [duplicate]

Since a couple of days I have a prompt from my KIS 2016 saying that he found this Trojan in MEM. I try to clean and restart the PC, all goes well, but in a while this message appears again. I have ...
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Extracting Files from a Virus-Filled Hard Drive

I need to restore some documents, images, music, etc. from an old hard drive, which is filled with viruses. I have a SATA-USB docking station in order to connect the old hard drive to my computer, ...
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How do I stop ads in my browsers?

My web browsers all keep getting completely infested with ads any time I run them. I primarily use Chrome, although I have IE installed as well, and that program also has the problem. I ran Norton ...
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Virus Infection Affecting Other Users [duplicate]

I recently had my computer infected by a virus on an administrator account that installed a bunch of scamming programs and changed my shortcuts to open on a scam browser page called snap.do. I was ...
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Ransomware attack [duplicate]

My desktop has been hijacked by ransomware. They won't let me reach the login screen. Even tried safe mode, but I can't get past the virus. I have a bootable linux mint USB, can I boot it on the PC ...
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Google search asks me to enter a captcha, at some point it refused to let me search altogether

Google claimed there was suspicious search activity from my computer when it stopped letting me search altogether. Before that I had to enter a captcha more and more often in order for Google to ...
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the seven number is automatically pressed how resolve it

I started my laptop some few minute log in screen displayed and automatically 7 number is pressed more than 20 times. at this time i cant type 7 number. is a virus??
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Windows - Kill All Non-Essential Running Processes [duplicate]

I'm trying to fight viruses on extremely badly-infected machines. These are Windows 8 machines running 10-20 processes that need to be forced to quit. Unfortunately, because the viruses auto-execute ...
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Can I safely do a backup of Windows after cleaning it from malware? [closed]

Long story short, I accidentally installed some malware on my PC. I immediately reached for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and it detected 4 files: trojans and spyware. I removed it. Then I proceeded to do ...
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DNS Unlocker Virus Can't uninstall [duplicate]

I have uninstalled DNS Unlocker from the control panel, No effect. I ran AdwCleaner and did the cleaning + Restarted PC. No effect. Still any pages text has links on them... I can't think of anything ...
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Should I Clean install or clone os due to a virus on old hdd?

Some time ago, my desktop got a virus that would not allow the computer to boot up completely. I believe I contracted the virus via sites such as Softonic trying to download music and video softwares. ...
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How to connect removable disk to an infected PC

What precautions should I take before connecting a removable storage device (like pendrives, External HDD, Memory cards) to an infected PC to avoid spreding infection to the removable disk? There ...
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Preventing Anti virus conflicts

I have HitmanPro, Anti-malwareBytes, and ESET installed on the computer. Is there a way to disable the real time functions of one or more of these to prevent conflicts and improve performance? ...
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What's up with desktop.ini?

I have been having lots and lots of desktop.ini files everywhere around my computer. I have no idea what does that do to my computer. Is it a virus?
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System freezes, kind of - Windows 8.1

About once or twice a day I get some freezing going on. My internet runs slower and is choppy, Media Player will continue to run but the controls freeze. Task Manager completely freezes and doesn't ...
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Strange TCP Connections - How to kill

My parents Mac is having some random issues - my mum paid £160 to get the computer repaired as there were some "trojans" according to the guy on the phone from india On hearing this news I had a ...
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unChkDsk a decompression bomb

I'm trying to remove a decompression bomb spotted by Avast from a friend's computer, but I can't make it. I tried several things : MalwareBytes -> clean Adwcleaner -> clean BitDefender -> clean ...
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Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window

In the last 3 days, I noticed my Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window each time. I have a new ...
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Canon MX420 series MP Drivers

A couple months ago I realized there's an alien software installed in my computer, Canon MX420, I know because I am using EPSON and not Canon, so I decided to uninstall it but it failed, reason, used ...
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Windows 8.1-virus at user sign in screen

Running Windows 8.1 on my new Lenovo laptop, with ESET Smart Security installed. When I first turned on my computer, in addition to the usual profile name of my laptop computer, two new unidentified ...
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Strange “SA … checker” attributes being added to body tag

Not sure if this is a good place to ask this question, but here goes. I am a web developer, and lately I have noticed a strange attribute being added to the <body> tag of every web page I open. ...
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Virus hides files, shrinks total capacity

A virus infected my hard drive. The drive's capacity is 1 TB and has different type of files on it, 400 GB+ in total. Suddenly all the files disappear, and I tried to show hidden files, but ...
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need help getting rid of a virus [duplicate]

I'm getting this virus about 8-18 happen at once. My Avast! is blocking it but it triggers when ever I shut down my computer, and turn it on again. I have done a virus scan with Avast! and ...
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Is This A Run32dll.exe Virus

I have two run32dll.exe processes, one in System32 and another in SysWOW64. Is one of them a virus or is it normal? Sometimes only one is there (SysWOW64) and this one uses 60-90 Mbs Of memory. ...
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If I delete Crossbrowse from my computer, will the bookmarks go with it?

Crossbrowse is a virus program that came with a file that I downloaded from the internet. It did not delete my Google Chrome, but it replaced its icon and it starts popping up automatically. It has ...
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How to delete Ads by AddFreeApp? [duplicate]

I really need help, I downloaded a software that installed this malware to my computer.. Now, I used adwcleaner,hitmanpro,malwarebytes and all of those found something but that wasn't it.. When I got ...
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Audio hacked. System may be compromised?

My speakers are making a sound like someone talking from other computer. Like the sound that online game players do. It's only noise, strange microphone noise. Have I been hacked? I checked all ...
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How to remove “Ads by AdFreeApp” Malware in Google Chrome?

I have been looking all over the internet, to remove this Google Chrome based malware. I have encountered such malwares in the past, and I was able to remove it by disabling the extensions, delete ...
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Better understanding program detected as virus w/ sandbox

My AV solution detected a program as a virus. Can someone point me in the right direction to learn more about the following points? 1) What exactly about the program was determined as the triggering ...
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Laptop not shutting down completely. Not fast startup (hardware?)

My Dell Inspiron N5050 does not shut down completely. The screen shuts off completely and Windows seems to shutdown.. however, the power LED stays on (not the charging LED), the fan stays on, and I ...