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 can I do to resolve a cng.sys error while booting?

I have been downloading all bunch of things using torrent and I have restarted my pc and now every time at booting I get BSOD with the following error: ( cng.sys ; 8C1ACB28 at 8C183000 DATESTAMP ...
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How does a person immediately determine whether a link is malicious without clicking it?

I recently started moderating a small Twitch chat, so one of the things I have to deal with is malicious linkage. Whenever someone posts a bad link, even one masked by a shortened URL, someone in ...
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Weird redirects

We are getting a weird redirct from black-face.com (which I needed for a school assignment) to some other pages always flashing through zeroredirct1 (dot) com. On other computers, it happens for other ...
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Can a virus/malware spread through windows live id shared settings?

I replaced a harddisk in a computer that was previously filled with viruses and malware and reinstalled windows 10 from scratch. When the owner set up their windows live account some settings like ...
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RunDLL Error… Module could not be found [duplicate]

I keep getting this error on my computer and I can't find any way to get rid of it. I've looked all over the internet. Can anyone help? Operating System: Windows 7 When it occurs: Randomly, 3 of ...
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Google Chrome keeps opening this new tab - virus?

Recently (starting about 2 weeks ago), when I click on something (usually a link) in Chrome (on Windows 7), there is probably a 1-5% chance (a couple of times per day) Chrome will open this page on a ...
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Weird directory called Future

I've just found a folder on an 8 GB flash stick with some weird stuff going on. The folder is called Future and, according to Properties, it's 71.6 GB. Most of the items in it are dated in the future –...
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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 detect if computer is infected with Sality? [duplicate]

TL;DR I have computer running Windows 7 64bit, my ISP informed me that it might be infected with Sailty. I updated system, made sure the anti-virus is up to date, preformed scans and found nothing. ...
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Where can I find samples of MS-DOS/Win9x Viruses to record/test?

Since MS-DOS and Win9x are basically oldies now, I think it's safe to ask this question. Where can I, as a YouTuber, find MS-DOS and/or Windows 95/98 viruses on the internet? I would like to record ...
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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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Rectify virus in LAN [duplicate]

I am sriram, we have a problem our company today, that is virus is attacked our LAN, so please give suggestion to rectify the virus. It will effects Taskbar is disabled Network connection is not ...
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Virtual Machine and Virus

I have a requirement for which I have to get online without protection (firewall, anti-virus). At the same time, I don't want to risk getting infected with viruses. If I install a virtual machine (...
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McAfee found 2 viruses but could not fix automatic opening of unwanted firefox and chrome pages and javascript [duplicate]

Having downloaded and installed a sound recording software which contained viruses causing unwanted web pages and javascript panels to pop up, I thought I would get rid of the problem by installing ...
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I can't open recovered guitar pro 5 files on my laptop

I recently recovered (MIDI) Guitar Pro 5 files from my formatted drive but I can't open them and play them at all; my computer tells me "Unknown File. Loading Aborted." Any suggestions? I really need ...
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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 www.win32.cn/...
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Various ways by which my computer could get infected by Virus

1) What are the different ways by which a computer could get infected by virus or nay other malicious programs. 2) What precaution should I take 3) What to do if I get infected by a new kind of ...
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Possible Virus? CPU usage always 100% and Can't Connect to SENS

I've had this error a while and I keep looking but can't find a solution. Problems: - Every time I start my computer it 'Cannot connect to system event notification service'. This means non admin ...
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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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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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Why is there no Safe Mode option on my XP startup screen?

Helping clean a HP Mini 110 with windows XP for a friend, and I think I've got it mostly done, but one thing puzzles me. The first thing I tried was to boot into safe mode to do the virus scanning, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...