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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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 64-...
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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. Plus,...
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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 ...
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Can my laptop be infected from Windows installation pendrive or DVD?

I use a Windows 8.1 laptop and recently it got infected, maybe because of a pandrive I plugged to it. A strange homepage appeared on chrome and a program that I never installed appeared on desktop. I ...
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Is it possible to rewrite CD-R, DVD-R, Bluray-R discs with a modified firmware?

I know there were no such hacks observed. But if we consider case of corporate attack (firmware virus created by ROM device producing corporation itself) on privacy of a person. Would it be possible ...
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Dealing with infected HDDs without getting infected [closed]

I'm doing some PC maintenance/repair for some clients, sometimes I have to deal with HDDs to recover lost data, or even backup. The problem is that most of them are infected with different malware ...
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Virus hijacking computer and network - what to do? [duplicate]

A few days ago I started having trouble with this virus that would infect my browsers and display ads. I've ran through various antimalware and antivirus software but to no avail. Went through a ...
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How can I remove the 'Deltahomes' virus from my browsers? [duplicate]

I am unable to remove the 'deltehomes/istart123' virus from my browsers. I have followed instructions for Chrome,but this time it's not working!(that's changing new tab address etc) Last time,I simply ...
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Fake invoice attachments, what's the real functionality doing? [closed]

Over the last few months I've been receiving about 10 emails per day containing fake invoices, e.g. Good Morning The order below was sent over 28/05/15 (please do not duplicate). I am ...
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Weird drive popped up randomly

I just had a random drive pop up as I was doing a defrag on my hard drives (windows 8.1) and I have no idea what it is or what it does. It's called: \\?\Volume{5a1f49... what is it and is it harmful ...
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Can you get a virus from viewing Google images?

My browser is Google chrome. When I use chrome and I look at google images, I can do three things: (1) I can scroll down the page and look at images or (2) I can click on an image on the page and a ...
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Removing delta-homes from windows 8 [duplicate]

This is the second time I've the delta homes search engine installed in my windows 8 computer without my permission, although I've set the privacy that programs don't get installed automatically! ...
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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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I'm receiving Flash install popups intermittently when navigating in Chrome browser

I practice very safe security measures. I run Windows 7 Ult 64-bit. This question refers to fake Adobe Flash Upgrade popups on Chrome. I know these popups are malware so I don't click on them. ...
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“isojounp.exe” Error message in Windows 7

My windows 7 is constantly prompting with an alert box saying "isojounp.exe quit working. Windows is looking for a solution to solve the problem". I've tried searching for "isojounp.exe" in the ...
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Safest way to export personal files, wipe PC clean, and Import personal files

I want to wipe my PC clean incase I have any malware, trojans, or viruses. I am planning to store all my personal files on a external HD via USB, however am wondering if its possible that the virus ...
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Windows 8 restart every day at 12:13:14 AM

I assume it's a virus, but I couldn't find about it on the web. My windows started to (I don't know what I did, or which program I've installed) restart every day at 12:13:14 AM. I have no idea what ...
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Multiple instance of rundll32.exe found, but what are they doing ? Suspious?

I recently found there are always two instance of rundll32.exe running on my computer. I was able to retrieve info about modules that are using them, but what are these modules? Am I infected by a ...
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How could an old worm infect my computer on VMWare?

My current computer is on Windows 8.1, and using Norton. I've started to gain interest in old viruses, and therefor I've created an virtual machine using a software called VMWare (Workstation 11) ...
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Got ransomware and Shadow explorer dont work

I got infected by the CTB Locker and probably I have removed the virus itself. But the files all got polluted. I tried to use shadow explorer but it shows all blank in CDEF any drives and got no dates ...
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Can Chrome extensions install other?

Is it real, that current installed in browser Chrome extensions can install other? Or all extensions from Google Store are safe, and cant contain viruses?
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Can Windows Viruses/malwares infect mac osx if installed through Wine?

I am relatively new to OSX in general, I started using it two weeks only, the app Wineskin (a.k.a Wine in Linux environment) is used to run a Windows application inside osx by creating the correct ...
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My home IP (supposedly) was involved in a DDoS attack

There did not seem to be any SO community dedicated to computer security, so I'll ask here... As the title implies, my home IP (supposedly) was involved in a DDoS attack. I got a phone call from a ...
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Virus changed folder to executable

I loaned my flash drive to someone who used said drive on a Windows machine infected with a virus. My flash drive subsequently got infected with a virus that changes folders to executables. Research ...
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Possible to get a virus from just visiting a website? [duplicate]

This has been something that has been on my mind for quite some time now. I have some experience with Javascript and know that it has a function that can store files on a user's computer. My question ...
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How do I access the internet with an infected computer that WILL NOT let me? [duplicate]

Im trying to fix my friends Toshiba laptop. She has Windows 7, no anti-virus and is infected with a virus. The computer shows no connection problems; but I cannot access the internet or download a ...
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Malicious ads show on every site [duplicate]

Yesterday my brother's computer was showing ads on almost every site, the same ads in the bottom right corner with a black close button. Today, my computer started showing them. I use the same network ...
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CasperJS and “extensafree” virus

Today when i booted up my computer and when windows had loaded, Notepad++ opened which had the following file loaded into it: Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") shell.Run("C:\projects\...
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Is there any way to prevent a USB flash drive from being written to? [duplicate]

I see lots of articles about preventing a specific computer from writing to a USB flash drive or preventing malware from getting from a USB flash drive to a computer; what I can’t find anything for is ...
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Ensure nothing is on an SD card after main system it was on was infected by CTB-Locker

My parent’s computer—which is running Windows 7—got infected by CTB-Locker, an SD card was attached too so it got corrupted as well. I want to remove everything from the SD card, does a simple format ...
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Adult websites open on visiting any website in my chrome [duplicate]

Since, past few days, an adult website opens on visiting any website in Google Chrome. I have re-installed my chrome, and ever reset my chrome settings. Is their any option to prevent this virus? I ...
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Wi-Fi adapter in a Dell Inspiron keeps disconnecting

I’m using a Dell Inspiron and the Wi-Fi adapter keeps on disconnecting, it allows me to connect using ethernet. I know that it isn’t disabling since it isn’t turned off, it doesn’t even give me the ...
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How do I stop chrome from redirecting me due to malicious software [duplicate]

When I click some links in chrome (trusted websites), I get redirected to 'spam' websites that say "your computer has viruses" or something stupid like that. How do I stop it from doing this? I have ...
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How does HDD firmware espionage software work [closed]

NSA's most recent addition to modern espionage is some type of HDD firmware, as found by Kaspersky and later reported by Reuters, Ars Technica and others. But I don't get how it functions: Does it ...
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Mouse does not work if Internet is not connected and it’s laggy when it is connected

If I try to use my PC (Windows 8.1 Pro) without Internet access—such as removing the Ethernet cable—then the mouse and keyboard stop working. I noticed this on the same day that the mouse began ...
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how to open encrypted files [duplicate]

i got a virus,CryptoLocker, few weeks ago, and i managed to eliminate it, but all files on my pc are now encrypted, and they have got this extension, for example nameFile.docx.imivxjj when i try to ...
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Does marking files as readonly make them secure?

In Windows (or any OS, really), does marking a file as "Readonly" make it less susceptible to malware and unwanted manipulation? Additionally, should I still scan readonly files for viruses and other ...
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Automatic password reset prompt on Windows 7?

My wife just told me that earlier today she received a prompt on her laptop to change her password, and complied with the request. Her laptop is running a vanilla install of Windows 7, 64-bit. All ...