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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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 ...
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Does someone know psinprot.sys?

The PC of my friend crashes and the message report that the problem is in psinprot.sys file. I search on web but I find this page (and not as first result): ...
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How to remove ping 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 that calls an executeable (ping.exe) in the C:\Windows\system32 folder. ...
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Finding and fixing Blue Screens of Death (BSOD) on a damaged operating system from another OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Last night I got a rootkit in my Windows 7. I think it's the gromozon rootkit (I'm not sure). After ...
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Is it a virus on my PC?

Somehow sqlservr.exe launches cmd.exe (with very strange command line params) and ftp.exe processes on my PC, please see screenshots. I have already installed antivirus. What it could be, how to treat ...
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How do I remove the “System Fix” Virus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My parents computer have apparently contracted a virus named "System Fix" I have diagnosed this from ...
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How to protect myself against an email identity scam?

I'm using Windows 7 and Windows Live Mail. Yesterday some spam email was sent from my computer to all of my contacts! How do I stop this? Is there any way to do a security prompt before email send ...
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Folders are hidden after scanning from Quickheal antivirus

Today when I scanned my pendrive with Quickheal antivirus it detected some virus but it also made hide all folders. All the folders are present in that usb drive as it is showing the same file size ...
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Is it possible to check Mac files for virus in a PC?

I have been on PC for almost 15 years :D and never touched a Mac (uncle bill will be angry on me!). A friend of mine asked me to get her something from torrents (somewhere you can find plenty of ...
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Is it an issue if another computer in my home network is infected with a virus?

At home I use my Linux laptop, and the family uses a Windows PC. Recently I noticed in taskmanager in the Windows PC a process that was connecting to an unknown site with a strange domain name, and I ...
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Why does a site suddenly thinks my network is compromised?

I am on Debian 6 with all updates installed. I was trying to open a link from archtecturelab.net, when up pops this warning page (see below). What's going on? I don't have any windows machines on my ...
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Hard Disk Comes Up Empty?

Last night I went to go play one of my favorite games, Minecraft, when I got an error that just read jibberish. I clicked "OK" and the same box came up, again, and again, and if I tried to close it, ...
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How do I change my pendrive's icon and restore hidden files after it has become infected?

My pendrive had a virus on it. I scanned it with Kaspersky and Malwarebytes, and it caught many viruses. My pendrive icon has been changed to a folder icon. I tried to change it, but it's not ...
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Cleaning up a boot-disk by mounting it in another computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I am helping a friend out who has made quite a mess of his windows PC. Problem is that thar are lots of ...
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How do I manually find and remove a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I believe I have a virus and the virus scanning tools I tried so far haven't found any (I will continue ...
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What do I do after I open a virus in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My Mom, who uses Windows 7, thinks she may have opened a virus -- she double clicked normally and did not ...
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Could this be a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I've had a few cases recently where I downloaded an installer from the internet and that the install fails ...
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How can one's webmail being infected with virus?

Yesterday my friend told me that my hotmail sent some obvious virus email. It seems that my email was kinda infected with virus. I didn't do anything special these day so I don't know how come my ...
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How do I find out how to remove a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I had a virus on my computer which would not allow windows to activate, giving the error "the device is ...
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How do I browse a hard drive that has viruses?

I'm going to be connecting a notebook SATA drive to my computer via USB. This drive may be faulty so it may not work at all, however before it went supposedly "bad" it had a virus on it. My computer ...
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Can A Virus In Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 Infect the Host

I'm setting up a computer and am just curious if Windows XP Mode can become infected with a virus that will harm the Windows 7 host?
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Is my registry corrupted?

I'm running Windows 7 x64. Should I be worried when my registry looks like this? All keys with weird characters illustrated in the photo are empty.
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“To upgrade windows, the users, program files, and windows directories need to be on the same partition.”

I am trying to upgrade to windows 7 64-bit and it is giving me this error. Problem is they are all on the same partition, C:... I even checked all the registry keys and they all point to someplace on ...
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How do I remove the svchost.exe from my PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I am facing problems with my computer because of an svchost.exe virus. There are so many svchost.exe ...
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Rootkit-like program with numbers:numbers.exe

There is a rogue program on a computer that seems to launch as an alternative data stream. It shows up in Task Manager as number: number.exe, and can't be killed. I can delete the main file, but the ...
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Can a Guest Windows XP account infect the overall system with Virus

I have installed Windows XP SP3 with all default options and created a guest account(without any password). I was wondering, if this is enough to prevent any user from corrupting the main Windows ...
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How to avoid these kind of virus — for a file such as happy cat.rmvb but is an exe file?

I almost never caught any virus on the computer, but today I just saw a virus (I am using Windows 7): happy cat.rmvb (just a sample file name). Seems innocent, isn't it? But the icon is very ...
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Stuxnet Virus -PC keeps rebooting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Our laptop was working great but my hubby took a call from someone claiming to be from MSN and saying they ...
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Virus browser redirect + permission denied on some applications

Hi I was infected with a virus that is causing some browser redirect and deny permission for executing some applications (I assume it blocks mainly those applications related to security as antivirus) ...
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Why have all .exe files been changed to .ink, except for Opera?

I use Windows XP Home Edition with SP3. All my .exe files were changed to .ink. Now I am unable to open basic Windows programs because they no longer recognize themselves nor have any clue about which ...
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Files and directories not showing in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have taken a friends computer home and found via Spybot that it had been hit by a trojan that pretended ...
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Possibly infected kernel (odd system process) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Has anyone seen/or knows anything identical to this: 1515..:19699.exe with a semicolon in the center? ...
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Strange text on Internet Explorer's title bar

I have an XP machine in which my Internet Explorer's title bar says "Lord rahul cool." Example: if you open google.com, IE's title bar says 'Google - LORD RAHUL COOL' earlier it was like 'Google - ...
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Virus from manufacturer's website? [closed]

What is the appropriate course of action if you believe a manufacturer's driver contains a trojan or virus, beyond just contacting them? Details After my computer-savvy girlfriend got her first ...
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Can I delete a blank file left on my desktop by a virus removal?

My computer was infected with a virus. I scanned it with AVG and cleared it. It left me with a blank file that I cannot delete. When I right click on it, the only options I'm given are OpenHomePage, ...
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How to remove the virus: “fun.xls.exe” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I found that on my pendrive, there is a file called: fun.xls.exe And VirusTotal says: ...
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Repair Windows 7 without the disk

Is it possible to repair Windows 7 without the disk? This PC hasn't been scanned for a while. Last time the PC was on, it was scanned using Avast Free Antivirus. It detected some corrupt zip files, ...
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Will Windows viruses infect RAR or ZIP files?

I heard from some techie person that .rar and .zip files never get infected by viruses. Is this true? If yes, then why such behavior?
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Unfamiliar .exe files attempt to run repeatedly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? User Account Control recently alerted me that a program named setupxxxxxxxxx.exe (where the Xs are ...
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Is it secure to execute a virus infected file using SandBox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my host machine completely isolated from a virus-infected virtual machine? Is it secure to execute an infected file using Sandbox ?
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How to avoid catching a virus on my pen drive when plugging it into a lot of computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virus protection for flash drives We know there is a lot of malware and viruses that stay on pen drives and attack the data or even the host machine data. To spread ...
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What is this German (?) virus and how can I get rid of it?

UPDATE I've posted my solution below. This thing popped up on the computer of one of my employees on Friday. I've spent most of the weekend scanning the computer with Avira AntiVir, Avira Boot ...