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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Infected, back-doored Windows 7, is it safe to keep it using after Kaspersky Anti-Virus clean up? [duplicate]

So I got this computer from my cousin. As far as I can tell, it has LOTS of back-doors, trojans etc. installed. You can see the installed programs as below w/ lots of activeX: I fear these ...
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Virus that disables keyboard and doesn't allow me to open drives?

I am now typing from a virtual keyboard. Minutes ago I downloaded a program called Downlite, subsequently, my keyboard, both native [notebook] and external. Mouse buttons don't do their jobs, when I ...
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Virus through power supply

Is it possible to get a virus through a power supply for a notebook? I mean not a battery but really the power supply itself. I heard that there is a chance for IOS.
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What is this Unknown Chrome extension comes back after every remove?

there is this unknown chrome extension named " YTBookMarkK " it returns every time I remove it, I couldn't find any info about it, is it harmful?
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Windows 7 Glitches When Enter is Pressed

There are currently two situations where I have a bug, and was wondering if it is a known virus. First of all is when I'm hitting enter in a URL bar, it just spams a bunch of random characters. The ...
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lots of netstat entries

I have a lot of nestat entries in my cmd window of windows7 and I have a bad feeling about this. I just logged in and I am googling here on this page. Do I have a security issue ? Virus ? TCP ...
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Is it possible to detect a virus with taskmanager?

If I would have a running virus on my system, would I be able to see the process in taskmanager? I mean, would it be possible for a running virus to circumvent the taskmanager so the process doesn't ...
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What prevents attacks from coming in through Windows Update?

If a user sets their Windows 8/7 computer to automatically accept and install updates from Windows Update, what prevents this from being a vector of viruses? Is setting user's computers to ...
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DELL running Windows 7 loads to desktop and then

My moms Dell computer loads up to the desktop and then freezes as if it doesn't have enough RAM to process any commands. it doesn't blue screen at all and I don't see any memory leakage going on but ...
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My Laptop sound suddenly went off

My Laptop's sound suddenly died on me. I had some issues with Viruses & anti-viruses recently :/ I'd uninstalled my previous anti-virus AVG... but apparently it hadn't completely uninstalled.. ...
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Blocking ransom-ware like Cryptolocker

Here's the scenario. We've got around 15 - 25 physical machines, a few virtual ones, 3 or 4 file servers, mobile devices - the works in a single domain. A user reported that they'd been infected with ...
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How can I permanently remove a seemingly stealthy ad-ware installer?

For the past one month, there seems to have a stealth installer lingering in my computer that will automatically install malicious plugins to all my browsers. I'm not sure what installer is that and I ...
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How can I fix a v9.com redirect infection? [duplicate]

NOTE: This is clearly NOT a duplicate, as it has never been asked and none of the generic malware advice worked. It's a widespread problem and about a week after this was declared a "duplicate" by ...
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How to repair NTLDR missing in Windows XP?

My computer running Windows XP was infected with a virus severely. After scanning with Bitdefender Internet Security, my computer restarted and doesn't boot. Black screen appears showing NTDLR is ...
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Trojan that steals Thunderbird passwords [duplicate]

I have a client that has several emails set up in her Thunderbird email client. The email accounts that were set up to this computer were sending a lot of spam. I cleaned the computer with ...
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Windows in Parallels: Can a Windows virus destroy my Mac files?

I've mac book pro with OS X 10.9.1 On this machine I've installed Windows 8.1 in Parallels. If I get a virus on Windows can it destroy my files on my Mac? For example I see that my Dropbox from my ...
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How can I uninstall a software named Rolimno [duplicate]

I recently noticed that there is an software in my computer which I think I have never installed it. It display advertisements. I tried to uninstall it but when I start uninstalling it, it takes very ...
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Security issues with online activation software

Let's say I need to use some activation software, which connects to a server and activate some other software in my PC (i.e., Microsoft Toolkit crack to activate MS Office, or a crack for a game). ...
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Windows XP bug, or Virus? Text moves from “All or part of file name” field to the “A word or phrase in the file” field

This would be too big a bug to not be on Google, one would think. Repeatable problem. (click) Start -> (click) Search -> (click) Pictures, Music, or Video -> (check) Pictures and Photos -> (type ...
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Repeatable Windows XP bug - Windows search - inside of image files, rather than for file names (Trojan/virus??)

Repeatable XP error. (click) Start -> (click) Search -> (click) Pictures, Music, or Video -> (check) Pictures and Photos -> (type text: testing) All or part of the file name -> (click) Use advanced ...
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How to format a memory card which is infected by a virus and antivirus is not able to delete it

I've bought a memory card which is recently infected by a virus. I tried to scan it with latest Bitdefender 2014 and Norton 2014 they both failed to delete the virus. Then I deleted the partition and ...
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How to find which process closed a specifc application on Windows 8

My system starting behaving "weirdly" after installing a software on my Windows 8 laptop. I noticed for example some hidden program closes some of the softwares I start like VLC and Task Manager. It ...
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Computer Heart Stopping Virus [duplicate]

If a virus causes my computer to automatically shut down when it is turned on and makes it unable to be turned back on, how does a person destroy the virus without destroying the infected computer's ...
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is iun6002.exe a virus or a false positive

windows 7 combo fix scan iun6002.exe is it a false positive or malware I am very concerned about the file that combofix found. iun6002.exe . - 1.c:\programdata\1380786038.bdinstall.bin - ...
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Why does this Windows icon looks like a Trojan?

Why did Windows designed such a strange icon? When you look at it, you easily think of the Trojans, because you can see a horse at the screen. Here's the picture (the image source is the Scheme ...
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Virus has hidden almost all of my files in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I recently got a virus on my computer that has hidden all my files. I've tried to get rid of the virus using unhide.exe/RKill/ Spybot Search & Destroy/HouseCall/Malwarebytes, and it may have got ...
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Why is flash player update package password protected?

I noticed this error while scanning the file "install_flashplayer11x32au_mssd_aaa_aih.exe": "SOME FILES COULD NOT BE SCANNED" And then I looked through the .exe file with 7zip and saw that the ...
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Strange Virus Infecting My Server

I am currently working on a Web App on my dedicated server (LAMP) and it seems like it might be infected with some strange malware/virus of some kind. When I access some domains on that server (every ...
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ESET Smart Security and Win32/delf.NRJ Worm

This morning I turned on my computer and I noticed that the shortcuts of my softwares ( such as eclipse ) are not working, I went to the folder where my eclipse was installed and I couldn't find the ...
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How does persistent cache works in modern anti-virus softwares?

I'm talking about Avast! and ESET's NOD32/SS here. Avast! introduced this feature like a year ago (can't remember the exact date). ESET did it in version 7. Just recently. Basically they both scan ...
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Virus changed some folders and files' extensions to .exe

A virus changed all folders and some of files on my USB flash drive to .exe files. I scanned the flash drive with USB Disk Security and scanned my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials, deleting ...
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Can a windows virus downloaded in linux be transferred to windows? [duplicate]

I know that linux is mostly safe from viruses, however: if you do download a windows virus (i.e., through a drive-by download), will it just sit there on your computer, and take up space? Is it unable ...
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System is slow, which files to delete?

My system has Windows XP installed with 2 GB RAM, and it has been working OK, but since 3 days ago it hangs a lot. I tried deleting the temp (%temp%) files manually, and also used disk cleanup, and ...
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Windows 8 strange files appearing on hard drive

I recently installed a copy of Windows 8 on my machine and about a week ago, I noticed strange files on my hard drive This file is currently located within my C:\ volume: ...
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Can i get a Virus from my USB Boot

I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop but I'm also going to install Ubuntu on a USB-Flash drive soon. I was wondering what if I would get a virus on Ubuntu, could it then also infect my Windows? ...
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Is there any way to download a new browser, without the current (and only) one working?

I have a very strange problem with IE, it somehow disappeared of the user's workstation. I detected a lot of infections, some malware and some worms. I definitely suspect the iexplore.exe being ...
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1hr to disinfect a computer [closed]

I constantly find myself in a time-binding situation where I need to clean a virus from a computer as fast as possible. The usual trick is to boot into safemode and disable the virus from ...
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How to make all the files in a folder non-executable in Windows 7?

I'm developing an application that deals with viruses. All these viruses are in a folder, it should be possible to read them and add new ones to the folder, however I'd like to make sure that none of ...
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Is this a false positive by Avast?

Avast keeps detecting the rootkit Win32:Evo-gen. I select to delete it, but when I restart the computer the message pops up again. The location is C:\Program ...
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How to remove http://www.dalesearch.com from my PC [duplicate]

I am asking our community to get proven experience of how to remove "dalesearch" AdWare from my PC. I uninstalled it from applications, reset home page from browser, but it appear again as home page ...
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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 ...