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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anti-virus software and Flash's AVHardwareDisable

This site claims that [The AVHardwareDisable setting] in flash configuration file has been changed by anti-virus software which disables camera/microphone access for all sites. The article ...
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How to know if your computer is hit by a dnschanger virus?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is on the final stage of its Operation Ghost Click, which strikes against the menace of the DNSChanger virus and trojan. Infected PCs running the ...
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Can AVI files contain a virus?

I'm downloading an AVI file via a torrent, but my anti-virus detects something. Is it possible that the AVI file contains a virus? It is quite weird since the torrent has many positive reviews.
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How can a pendrive filesystem become damaged?

Recently, I saw a directory containing strange filenames on a pendrive with a FAT32 filesystem. ß׸~ˇ¨>#>&;><ä, 2065.5.1 etc. It's very strange, since I always remove the device ...
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MSE Virus removal

I downloaded MSE and finally detected all the problems none of the antivirus programs would ... turns out I had 29 exploit viruses and 5 trojans thanks to a program I downloaded a while back ... most ...
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Do I have a virus? What is this green icon?

Just got a new computer at work and was just starting to install all of my required software on it. I downloaded something and may have installed it by mistake (it could have been TortoiseSVN). ...
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How to unhide folders hit Win32/Dorkbot.D worm?

After Win32/Dorkbot.D worm the folders become hidden and have system attributes (marked as critical system files). Cannot unhide folders using standard File Option dialog window. How to restore ...
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My computer gives a known virus warning and reboots

"Windows must now restart because the Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly." "Windows must now restart becasue the DCOM Server Process launcher service terminated unexpectedly." ...
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Seeing the process lnqtkqhegaq.exe on windows 7 x64. What is it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? One of my friend's yahoo account was hacked recently (the account was accessed from Mexico, Poland, ...
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What file types could possibly be a worm or contain a viral infection

On Windows what file extensions do you have to look out for concerning viruses/worms? I ask because I'm wondering if there's a point in scanning .cfm files.
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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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Blue screen error code 1000008e

I'm getting blue screens, mostly when trying to boot a program that required a lot of memory (games, photo editing software.) So far I've only managed to catch one set of error codes: BCCode: ...
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Transfer files from infected computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I have a computer (Windows XP 32 bit) which is infected with viruses. I have tried pretty much everything ...
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Cannot browse external website with IE8 but still can with Firefox

Yesterday at my workplace something happened that meant that I could no longer visit any sites apart from from those within the company Intranet with IE8 any more. This also applies to Chrome, which ...
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Is this a virus? A pop-up box from Drop Box asked about uploading photos from my PC

I refused to do it, and then shortly after, WinPatrol began pestering me to allow an .exe file created around the time of said popup to be on Startup. I kept refusing it, removed it from the WinPatrol ...
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Will moving a computer's hard drive move the entire operating system as well?

My laptop caught a virus. So I tried to reinstall the whole OS. But it keeps failing, says Windows cannot copy files and the installation is cancelled. Now I can't even boot the computer. It keeps ...
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Laptop battery won't charge after virus

My laptop got a virus and after removing it, the laptop batteries no longer charge. I tried reinstalling the drivers in the device manager for Battery→ “Microsoft AC adaptor” and →“ACPI ...
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Activity Monitor showing processes called “java” when no programs are running, could this be flashback virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the task “java” (parent process “launchd”) doing on MacOS X? When I open up my activity monitor, I have three (currently sometimes less ...
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Does my system has any potential Malware as Chrome is showing “This page has insecure content” pop-up

Well, I've been using chrome for a long time and it never showed such message unless it actually is. Actually, I had to crack a RAR file for that I searched over google and found some tools which I ...
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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 ...