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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How do I permanently remove the MSR Privoxy?

So recently I got this "virus" from downloading something. This virus keeps on spamming ads and underlining text on a web page to cause you to click a link that will pop-up a new tab. It usually links ...
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How to monitor what triggers randomly starting program?

BACKGROUND INFO Hi, so the following has happened to me: Suddenly I realize that the program on Windows 8.1 that was associated with .mp3 files randomly starts, sometimes multiple times per minute. ...
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Is the guideline: don't open email attachments or execute downloads or run plug-ins (Flash, Java) from untrusted sites enough to avert infection? [closed]

I'd like to know if the following is enough to avert malware as I feel that the press and other advisory resources aren't always precisely clear on all the methods as to how PCs get infected. To my ...
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I cannot uninstall deal4me program

When I try it doesnt do anything. I have tried various online walkthroughs as well as malware bytes and avast anti virus, in safe mode and normal. I still have not been able to get rid of it, are ...
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The eval(base64_decode()) virus has infected a server. Would removing executable permissions help solve the issue?

The eval(base64_decode()) has infected a server. This is a PHP virus that uses the eval function in PHP and replicates itself to all the PHP files on the system as far as I'm certain. Would removing ...
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GameOver Zeus and Cryptlocker Viruses [duplicate]

I was wondering considering there are a lot of professional coders out there is there any counteraction for the GameOver Zeus and Cryptlocker viruses that have been all over the news? I mean for ...
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How to remove write protection from USB stick

I have followed up the below process in cmd: DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly Disk attributes cleared successfully. Even if I do that it displays Read-only:yes: DISKPART> attributes ...
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System32 folder is empty

This computer got infected by some malware and Windows boots completely fine. I get to the login screen, enter the password and I can access, but them I'm greeted by the virus and I'm unable to do ...
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Can a virus “attach” to an executable? [closed]

My understanding is that a virus is an executable - and thus it needs to be executed to do anything. When you execute a virus (program), the process will be able to do whatever malicious thing it is ...
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Suspicious website behavior - but no virus found

I have a Windows 7 (64) PC with Microsoft security essentials running and up to date. I have recently found that when I load certain websites which never previously contained adverts, now they do. I.e....
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File hiding virus for USB

Every time i connect any USB flash drive the files become hidden i know how to view the files but i cant get that damn virus from my PC i believe that this a virus so i installed Avira 2014 and ...
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Virus on vdi files dangerous for host machine? [duplicate]

I want to use the preinstalled vdi files from virtualboxes.org because it saves me time having it already built for me (what's not to like?). I don't know if they have viruses on them (they very well ...
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CryptoLocker Ransomware. Can you recover files? [duplicate]

Today one of our PCs got infected with nasty CryptoLocker trojan crap. The PC was a Windows XP machine with up-to-date NOD32 a/v. As you probably know the virus encrypts your file with an 2048 bit ...
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Oracle VirtualBox networking - Can I make a network that doesn't use any of the host computers?

I'm planning to test viruses, and I don't want it getting to my other computers on my network, so nobody else will be mad. Is there a way to make a network like that? I've been watching danooct1 and ...
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Virus on my Webserver: How to get rid of it?

I did a website for my clients and recently stumbled upon a lot of issues with it - i guess it got hacked. (It's based on the latest wordpress version, and for a while the index.php file always got ...
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A (probable) virus has rendered two hard disks unreadable. How can I recover them?

Warning in advance that this going to be a slightly long one. I had an old Dell laptop running XP die last year due to returning a HDD read error when attempting to boot. I booted from a live linux ...
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How to tell where a particular software is coming from [duplicate]

In the University repair shop I work for, we see a lot of the same viruses/spyware/adware/ransomware in a lot of cases. Is there any way we can trace back to where a file or software package ...
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Macbook All ram being used with no apps open

I recently was teaching this kid to program, and he wanted to teach me some things in screen flow, so he showed me where to get it, and I got part way through the installer, and then I quit it because ...
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lsass.exe constantly using about 25% of CPU

Recently noticed that my computer was running a bit slow and saw that a program which I have never seen before, lsass.exe is using about 25% of my cpu nearly all of the time. If I close it I receive ...
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Can a (BOOT/BIOS) Virus affect a Linux LiveCD session?

Question: Is it possible for a virus that infected a PC with Windows OS to show similar erroneous behaviour during a LiveCD session with Ubuntu? N.B. To clarify my question: Can the liveCD ...
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All browsers redirect me to the wrong site

I'm trying to reach www.example.com, but I'm always get redirect by all browsers to www.anothersite.com (from any other computer www.example.com is perfectly reachable), which most likely a virus, ...
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Is it an actual threat to system if “desktop” is added to path

What kind of threat does adding the desktop path to system path variable present? Is there some well known exploit that really opens my system up if I do this? The thing is that Desktop is my ...
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Suspected Malware: Computer turning off all forms of virus protection automatically

I'm running windows 8.1 and very recently I got error messages saying that I had no virus protection on. I had windows firewall, avg free and spybot search and destroy running. All were turned off and ...
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What is a rootkit?

I use Avast as my antivirus. Yesterday while using my system, an Avast popup came up saying 'a suspicious rootkit has been found'. Avast suggested to delete it and I did so. Normally when Avast finds ...
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Issue with chrome http://www.games-misc.com/?f

I have a very annoying problem or possibly a computer virus. The Chrome browser keeps opening a new tab with the following URL: http://www.games-misc.com/?f Automatically written in the address ...
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Can a virus stay in a computer even after a reinstallation?

In the windows 8 system, there is a windows re-installation built in. It says "Remove everything and reinstall Windows". But, the computer needs to have somewhere to store windows itself in order for ...
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suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
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can a virus cause programs to open on my computer?

I had 18 viruses on my work computer and programs and even video games showed on my hard drive that I've never played sites I'd not looked at showing open all day?? Can a virus or maleware cause this?
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How to find in shared folder of remote computer which file was created or copied by which specific computer

Scenario is my friend works in company where they use more than 1200 computers. They have 2 domains. Employees are given same user accounts as per their designation. i.e. Operator, Marker, ...
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Random installer pops up

A random installer pops up asking my language. It doesn't say what its going to install or anything. On Task Manager it says something like glb1be9.tmp when I close it a Vaio update window appears and ...
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Something deleted java.exe, how to find what it was?

On Windows 7 Pro SP1, the files java.exe, javaw.exe and so on are being automatically deleted by something, how can I find out what it is? When I uninstall and re-install java I see these files being ...
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How can I backtrack to find out which application created a registry key?

I have a computer with a virus. I've finally located one of the registries that is creating problems. If I change or delete the registry and then delete a particular process, it will recreate the ...
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Program took 80 percent of my i7 cpu

the program was existed here C:\Program Files (x86)\PCData\minerd.exe but I deleted it now , I want to know what was that program ?
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Virus Asking To Format External Hard Drive [closed]

I have an external harddrive. Whenever I put its USB into the USB port of my laptop, it asks me to format my hard drive. I think this is because of some sort of virus. Can someone please help me to ...
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Unable to surf with Ease due Certificate Requirement or virus

I am trying to surf the internet but for any link which I type or enter, I get the following message : This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to accounts.google.com, ...
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Osx.Trojan.Genieo, what to do?

I ran ClamXav on my Mac today. What do I do now, in particular with regards to the Osx.Trojan.Genieo? I deleted both .dmg files (InstallGenieo.dmg and InstallGenieo-2.dmg, both dated 13 Nov 2013 ...
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Windows XP end of support [duplicate]

I recieved an email saying that Windows XP's support is ending. I have a computer with Windows XP and I want to know what are the risks on this computer that this page (linked in the email) doesn't ...
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NASTY- ness not sure who to point the finger at! [closed]

Win 7 ultimate boots to log in screens, upon logging into user hkcmd.exe application error...The application was unable to start correctly 0x0000906 RUNDLL error lgfxpers.exe application error ...
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Excel,word,pdf files got encrypted by ransomware

My MS Office files and pdf files has been encrypted by some ransomware in my pc which was running window XP. I removed the ransomware,formated the OS and put windows 7, but my files are still ...
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No permitions for administrator, RPC terminated unexpectedly error

Looks I got virus. Symptoms: My all PC users can't copy files using copy/paste. Copy works, but paste -not. My Anti-Malware tool looks damaged and doesn't starts. All users event admins has no ...
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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service has failed

My windows XP machine becomes very slow. And started to show message : This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This ...
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Multiple explorer.exe processes consuming large amounts of memory

I'm pretty sure my laptop has been infected with a virus but I can't identify it or remove it. Symptoms: Multiple explorer.exe processes being spawned some consuming lots of memory When I launch ...
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Computer going to sleep while being used

i just got my laptop back from a service, one of the hinges broke and i had it replaced. The problem now is that it keeps going to sleep while i'm using it(not that i'm running a program, i'm typeing ...
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ubuntu infected by something from windows

when sharing some files with one of my friends who uses windows, i found a suspicious file in his pen-drive, deleted from it, but after that my trash can shows its full, deleted everything , but its ...
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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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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 ...