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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Flashback removal tool

Since there is not so much communication around the flashback virus on MacOSX, I would like to know how to proceed to be sure that my system is clean. I download the software at this adress and ...
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Obfuscator.XT encrypted my Outlook.pst

A trojan named Obfuscator.XT encrypted my Outlook.pst file (Outlook 2003) to a file named locked-Outlook.pst.oldv in the same directory. What can I do to decrypt the file?
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Really annoying ads “recommended for you” visible on all tabs of all browser

I'm having this annoying problem: a big ad (named "Recommended for you") that appears on random sites (even here) and remains opened in every tab of all my browsers (Opera, IE). My OS is Windows 7 ...
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Removing S.M.A.R.T. data recovery virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I have a virus on my computer. I don't know where it came from, but it says S.M.A.R.T Repair and ...
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What algorithms are used in signature and heuristic virus detection? [closed]

I'm trying to write a paper on virus detection techniques. I've downloaded many journals, papers and used many websites. I have found overview definition for both of these terms but I would like to go ...
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Prevent Sending Spam with my Yahoo Account?

Today morning I found my Yahoo Mail account sent several emails with Subject re: and this body : this is crazy you should give it a look http://www.wanews15.net/biz/?news=9080205 to all my contact ...
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How come a Malware got passed Avira when it detected it

So I have Avira installed in my other PC. It detected a Malware, and proceeded with the usual, scan, detect, quarantine. I thought it took care of it but the Malware actually took care of Avira! Now ...
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Can a virus on a windows 7 partition make its way into the OS X partition?

I have a Windows 7 partition on my MBP that I installed with Boot Camp. I have reason to believe that there was a virus on my Windows 7 partition (did some scans, got some sketchy results from Avira). ...
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My computer is playing audio without any program open

This is the weirdest thing ever that has happened to my computer (running Windows 7). I haven't installed anything lastly, except lavasoft adware antivirus When my computer stats then audio starts ...
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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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Recently disinfected laptop still has strange issues

This computer was heavily infected with viruses recently. The hard drive had to be taken out and cleaned by a different machine. The hard drive is now virus free, but Windows still has some strange ...
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Can Windows Essentials Remove the JS/Alescurf.C Virus from a Windows PC?

A colleague just visited a site which had been hacked by the JS/Alescurf.C trojan virus, which infects HTML via embedded JavaScript. Windows PC's are infected by visiting the site. If my colleague ...
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What are ways to prevent files with the Right-to-Left Override Unicode character in their name (a malware spoofing method) from being written or read?

What are ways to avoid or prevent files with the RLO (Right-to-Left Override) Unicode character in their name (a malware method to spoof filenames) from being written or read in a Windows PC? More ...
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Did Firefox running in Mac OS X get hacked

When I try to do a Google search in Firefox, I can't click on any of the links. They're just regular black text, not hyperlinks. I even tried safe mode and disabling all the plugins. I was running ...
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You (or a program) have requested information from hupkyeihlu

This message is popping-up in my other laptop that is not connected to the internet. Not sure what it is, is this an indication that I have a virus or something? Additional Info: AVG Virus scan ...
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Gmail virus scan when using a client like Thunderbird

As you know Gmail scans attachment for viruses (when using native web interface). I was wondering if Gmail is doing the same thing when used by email client such as Thunderbird ? If not is there ...
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How to get rid of the internet security virus (for free) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? Not sure if this is the right place to as but here goes: My sister got the virus on her laptop I've seen ...
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My Folders Become Hidden System Files And Access Denied?

I have an external hard disk , just connected to another system and when i connected to my own computer one of my folders which contain photos become hidden system files AND all folders in it rename ...
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I can't access any programs on my Win 7 computer because of a virus: solution? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I don't have direct access to the problem computer. It's in fact my mother's computer but she doesn't ...
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Is a virus forwarding me to this website called “home.clear.com”?

Whenever I try to access a website, I am forwarded to http://home.clear.com. In Firefox, a warning will come up that says: home.clear.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate ...
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How to fully delete a virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I caught a virus earlier this week. Rebooted to safe mode w/ networking and ran a scan for all .exe and ...
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Suspicious EXEs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I caught a pretty nasty virus yesterday and am finally in a position to sit down and start dealing with ...
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How can I find out why the internet connection speed in our LAN is so slow?

The internet connection speed in our LAN has been slow down for several days. Is it possible that a virus is the cause of that? How can I detect the cause of this low speed? EDIT : I closed ...
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When I delete files in Windows 7 they are not immediately deleted, do I have malware?

When installing software and in explorer.exe files don't show up as deleted! However, when I try and delete them again (with shift-delete), explorer says that "this file has already been deleted". ...
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High RAM usage at startup, lowers immediately when virus scan is run

After I turn on my computer, my RAM does this It hangs at 95+%, making my computer very slow. is normal. What's weird is that if I run a MSE virus scan, RAM frees up randomly. The vertical ...
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Is this code supposed to be injected into every single page I browse on Chrome?

A week ago I noticed the following CSS/Javascript being injected into all pages I browse. Supposedly its from Avast, but I don't have a plugin from Avast. There is no information available anywhere ...
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Periodically, the text 'busted!' is typed in to my computer. Is this a virus, trojan, annoyance device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? Happens randomly, most noticeable when I have the cursor focused on a text box/field. HijackThis, ...
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Mouse cursor is unresponsive only on a certain user

Just today, while my dad was using his computer (ASUS Eee netbook) it looked like it froze up. But it only froze the cursor. The whole computer was still running and only the mouse cursor was ...
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Skype “haha foto” virus

There is a new Skype worm that is spreading very fast and the detection rates are very low: analisys It creates groups from all your contacts and sends "haha foto" followed by a link. At the time of ...
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Virus - Hearing “Congratulations, you won!”

I'm having a virus currently with my computer that needs fixing. I'm hearing a voice saying "Congratulations, you won!" at seemingly random intervals from my computer. I'm saying at random because ...
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can I protect my computer with multiple user accounts?

I used to spend most of my time downloading things off the internet until I got viruses in my computer(tons) So I had to redo my computer. I am playing it smart this time and I'm more careful in what ...
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strange *.tmp files generated on my computer

Recently I have seen tons of *.tmp files automatically generated on my c:\temp directory. The file name is as follows: FLT1A00.tmp FLT1A5.tmp ... FLT3EF3.tmp The content of the file is related to ...
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Are “wpbt0.dll” errors related to a virus?

I encountered some errors related to wpbt0.dll last week. This topic reported that wpbt0.dll is a virus, and also recommended to use Avast to remove it. Is that true?
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Recovering infected Windows files?

I was wondering: When an anti-virus application detects a virus and the file(s) affected is/are Windows system files, is it a good idea to 1) reboot with a bootable USB keydrive running eg. Linux + ...
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Intercepting web traffic locally

I am currently the victim of some kind of virus. I noticed this when I visited the Barclays site and was presented with some unusual questions about my details that just didn't seem right. After some ...
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Windows Security essentials detected trojan in Hp Factory.wim [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? Security essential detected trojan:wind32/Anomaly.gen!A in containerfile: ...
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Virus shuts down Avast

I have recently been attacked badly by a virus. Unfortunately I did not had an AntiVirus at that moment(I understand that it was a very practice by me.) Now after reinstalling Windows I have tried to ...
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What virus is this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: virus-duplicated-user-account-on-xp? I had an old netbook running windows xp. I lent it to a friend and now it has a bizzare virus. Here are the symptoms. Everytime I ...
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How do I clean up virus induced hidden files and disabled everything?

I'm working on a Windows XP computer that had the unfortunate experience of being infected by mal-ware that pretty much disabled everything. I was able to clean the computer using a combination of ...
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How to password protect usage of USB drives Windows machine?

My clients like to plug in USB drives into the computers to install games, etc, resulting in virus and trojan infection. Is there a way I can password protect usage of USB drives on Windows machine? ...
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Polymorphic Viruses - What happened in history? [closed]

About 10-15 years ago, the next "big deal" in anti-virus protection was the polymorphic virus, which mutated, and everyone was saying that it would be hard to defend against because of that. Yet, ...
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Url resolver problems - domains to wrong ip address

I have serious troubles with browsing :S I have a new network with Cisco Linksys E1200 and a TP-LINK wireless adapter. My operation system is windows 7 ultimate 64bit. Nah my problem is, that when I ...
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Unstoppable mail spam

Few days ago, my friend mailed me. I noticed that the last message, coming again and again. The content of message is something like that: same message + line break + right after line break attached ...
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3 Computers in an office infected with a similar virus within a month

We're an office of web developers, so we mostly don't download things. I'm the most recent victim of this virus, however I was able to halt it's progress. At first, this virus showed up as Blacole.Q ...
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USB Virus, “Program too big to fit in memory”?

I got an installer for a piece of software via usb from a friend.Now what was weird was that although my friend and I had the same OS, same brand of laptop and I had a newer version (though I don't ...
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I'm getting a strange popup when USB flash drives are plugged in

Is anyone familiar with the following problem? How can I diagnose this further the next time I see it? I'm getting a strange popup whenever any type of USB removable storage device is plugged into a ...
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Virus keeps changing proxy settings

I recently got infected with a virus, and while I was under the impression that the virus was removed (Windows defender found and removed a virus, the proxy settings in Firefox appear to be always ...
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How to prevent Win 7 Antivirus 2012 virus?

So my dad's laptop got, for the second time, got some "Win 7 Antivirus 2012" virus, one of those that keeps popping up a fake antivirus window, etc. It was even popping up in safe mode. The laptop ...
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Accidentally tried to open an infected PDF, but MS Security Essentials gives false negative

I received a couple of emails with attached PDFs from a fairly tech-savvy friend who never sends me cute/annoying forwards, so I thought they were safe to open but Adobe Reader X threw an error and ...
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What's the most efficient method that I can 'image' all my programs and bulk install them later?

I currently have a virus that I have not been able to fix. Thus, I am restoring to the factory default of Windows 7. I have had many applications installed on my current OS image, which would be a ...