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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Malware duedue.scr? [duplicate]

I recognized that my computer(Win7) always created some links to any usb stick which was connected. These links were called something like videos, pictures and so on. Referring to user directories in ...
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Accepting unkown users in Skype, any threat for malware?

Occasionally (as in once per week or so) I receive contact requests, but don't recognize the username. Sometimes this is simply because someone I know uses a username I am not aware of, but just as ...
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my credit card leaked [closed]

I got a phone call from someone pretend from Amazon and he want to confirm my credit card so he asked the expire date and security code when I refused he give me full name, address, last 4 digits of ...
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dell desktop going into sleep mode when I start it and not waking up

OS - Windows 7 Home I updated some virtualbox machine stuff (like upgrading the software and deleting some virtual machines and creating some new ones) and then updated some divx (that also installed ...
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Securely transferring files to new computer

I currently have a really old computer with tons of viruses on it and I have bought a new one recently to replace it. The problem is I still have some files on my old computer that I need but I'm ...
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Is it possible for virus in windows to infect ubuntu?

I have a triple boot, windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu. Is it possible that any spyware or virus in windows will also harm ubuntu or spy during ubuntu session ?
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system clock keep changing

I'm using Windows 7 and the system clock is almost stuck within two hours. When I change it to the right time, the clock will stick to the right time + 2 hours (after reaching the right time + 2 hours ...
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usb flash drive contents replaced with a single shortcut

I was confused when I opened my flash drive all I saw was a shortcut with its target as C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe ~$WO.FAT32,_ldr@16 desktop.ini RET TLS " " You may refer to the images I ...
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Fairly new drive has high usage but slow speed. Whole system running hot

I originally suspected malware, because my pointer skips and my system gets slower and slower by day. I recently had a reg entry get messed up for no reason. But after talking with some people in chat ...
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Is it possible to recover a bricked computer?

I received a complaint from a relative, that their computer had crashed. Me, being the nice relative I am, agreed to take a look. They told me that just before it crashed they received a message ...
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Virus found at [win32:rootkit-gen] at c/program files/common file/odbc/comp.exe Should i remove?

my antivirus found a virus named "win32:rootkit-gen" at this location c/program files/common file/odbc/comp.exe Should i remove that virus or tell my antivirus to ignore it.Is it an imp windows ...
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USB malfunction preventing system shutdown and My Computer page fails to load

I own a Lenovo G530 which is running Window XP Service Pack 3. I have run into some problem which concerns the USB ports. Yesterday, I inserted a USB flash drive (pen drive) into one of the port. ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize any USB drive with my user account

I can't use any USB flash drive in my computer, as when I insert them, there is an error that says that I can't and if I want to format it. It happens with every usb and just when I log in with my ...
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Is it possible to get any virus with (javascript, flash, iframes) disabled?

I'm expert at computers so I dont fall for small tricks like phishing and such. I just wanted to know if there is any way you could actually get infected without (iframes, javascript, flash) enabled ...
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Can a virus send mail from my computer if I don't have Outlook?

My ISP does not allow SMTP port 25 connections outside its network but only port 587. I don't use a desktop mail client like Outlook. Can a virus still send spam mail from my computer? How?
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How can I determine if a link is safe?

I received an email (via GMail) containing single URL link. For the purpose of this question, it is irrelevant whether link came from someone I know, because origin can be spoofed or faked. I suspect ...
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Why is Avast Antivirus saying Minecraft.exe opened a threat?

I've had this launcher for over a year, no problems. It's the regular Minecraft.exe launcher you can find on minecraft.net. All of a sudden, when I opened it, Avast said it blocked a malware site. The ...
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No URL loads, just opens a blank page

I guess this is a virus or hijack program. I have now Firefox 18.0.2 installed. The problem is: no URL is loaded, Firefox doesn't show any warning, just a blank page. If I enter an URL in the address ...
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how to fix external HDD become 1.0KB shortcut

When i open my external hdd, all i can see is just 1.0kb shortcut that is the same name as my external hdd and when i click it i would redirect me all my files. even my flashdrive is experiencing the ...
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Windows Security-Center service always disabled and Microsoft Security Essentials won't start [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I'm not sure if I'm having some kind of infection on my mother's client. When I logged ...
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Can a virus travel with an image having normal extension? [closed]

Just because of curiosity, Is it possible to have virus or any malware in images with normal extension? Thanks
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How to remove the FBI Ransomware malware? [duplicate]

A computer in our household got hit by the FBI "ransomware" virus. Here are details of what happened (Win 7 Home Premium): Family member was in a forum. AVG Free (which was up-to-date) warned of ...
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“Windows Calculator” process running at 100%, virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? Yesterday my gf was browsing one site and clicked one of those tricky and shady ads. ...
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Virus or hardware failure?

I've been having an extremely odd problem with my desktop computer. It's a custom build (not built by me) running windows xp. Every so often 1 cpu (it's an amd x2) starts maxing out. When I look in ...
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What to do if virus not detected by current anti virus program?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I found a file in c:/Users/name/AppData/Local called shanjou.dll I noticed it when I ran msconfig and had a look through why my startup was taking a long time ...
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How to detect the application/process that's using the camera? [duplicate]

The light that near the camera on my laptop is lighting although I'm not using it. Seems it's a virus or an unknown application. How can I detect the application/process that's using the camera ?
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File name: 'winmail.dat' Virus name: 'ExceedinglyInfected'

Everytime I send a zip file off via my corporate account the recipient gets this message back: FILE DELETED The original contents of this file have been replaced with this message because of its ...
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Removing malware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? My laptop get infected by virus or just malware. Gradually I get rid of it. It was ...
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Google Chrome Random Pictures?

I originally asked this question on Yahoo Answers, but I decided to ask it here as well. Basically, I opened up Google Chrome one day and it was showing random pictures where there shouldn't be any. ...
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Random 'Drivers installed message' appeared and lost internet connection suddenly

A notification randomly appeared while I was using my computer at the bottom right of the screen informing me 'Drivers had been successfully installed' and the Internet connection disconnected ...
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Why do scan results of hacked/hacker applications always indicate infection? [closed]

Whenever I scan a patch, keygen or a hacked application (using an online scanner service which scans with 20+ different antivirus software) the results always say that the file is infected. Do hackers ...
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Connecting an infected HDD externally to another PC

I have a laptop HDD that contains one or more viruses. I want to remove it and connect it via a SATA-to-USB connector to my desktop computer, right-click the drive, then click "scan for viruses". Is ...
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I can't open/ping any antivirus sites

I have a problem with a virus in windows 7, I don't know what kind of virus is infected my OS, I installed kasersky antivirus, and clear all detected viruses. After that I can't open any antivirus ...
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Removal of Svchost.exe virus

My computer has blue screened on and off over the past week or so and a system restore had fixed this up until yesterday. Yesterday I noticed that Norton Antivirus kept sending a notification that ...
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Lightweight non-intrusive virus/malware protection for Windows Vista? [closed]

I don't know much about Windows, but my girlfriend has a windows Vista laptop and it seems to get frequently bogged down by the McAfee virus/malware protection she has installed and it becomes almost ...
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Where can you intentionally download computer virus online for testing purpose?

I want to run Computer virus on virtual machine to see how they behave, is there any online repository or database which store computer virus. Both old and new?
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Supposed virus on Windows 7 automatically logging out on log in

I have the same issue as this: Windows 7 automatically logs out when logging in The windows 7 computer it straight away logs out when trying to log in (doesn't even get to the desktop on this ...
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Is win32/keygen dangerous? [closed]

When we download some of illegal software an antivirus often warned about win32/keygen From this link I see Kaspersky said not-a-virus:Keygen. Is win32/keygen dangerous?
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Is it possible for a digitally signed application to be infected by a virus?

I downloaded "java development kit" from my college computer, the computer that I used to download the software was full of virus and malware. I scanned the software with antivirus program the ...
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Network Services disabled (not starting) on Windows XP

I am currently running Windows XP Service Pack 3 on my system. But today, when I failed to connect to the internet, via a LAN cable, I realized that almost all of the vital network services had ...
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How to remove shortcut virus from usb-flash-drive

My usb-falsh-drive have shortcuts of every folder and even if I deleted They are remaining same. Have any one experienced it? How to remove or prevent it? Thanks in advance, Vicky
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Accessing the Internet via browser

I am on Windows 7 and using Firefox browser. I am using WiFi, but since the morning I cannot access the Internet via the browsers (Firefox, Chrome, or IE). The laptop shows there is Internet ...
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Chromebook with linkbucks virus

I just bought a new Samsung Series 3 Chromebook with the Google Chrome OS operating system. one of the main advantages of this system is that they are supposed to be impervious to viruses. While ...
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Virtual machine and virus on Host [closed]

The answer should be obvious but I ask anyway. If the host is virus infected with a keylogger and you do sensitive stuff on a virtual linux client, that information is being logged by the keylogger. ...
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Could suspicious CPU activity indicate a virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I recently identified some suspicious CPU activity on my Windows 7 x64. While idle in ...
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backdoor removed [closed]

I have big problem. My sons friend came the other day and supposedly downloaded a game from IGN site Area51, it asked him to remove back door? using norton internet security. He did this computer ...
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I receive email not addressed to me - virus?

Every once in a while I receive email (on Gmail) that isn't addressed to me. Gmail puts it in the spam box, because it 'can't verify that it has been sent by [sender]'. The emails, when opened, ...
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Windows explorer seemingly not running on startup with Windows XP

For some strange reason, the start menu, taskbar and desktop icons are not running on my computer. I can still run task manager, and the locking screen and screensaver still work. According to the ...
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will re-installing windows without formatting and running anti virus remove viruses?

I suspected I had virus in my system. I downloaded the trial version of Kaspersky internet Security 2013, updated the DB and ran a full system scan. It identified the viruses and removed them and ...
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Is this virus threat fake or is Waterfox infected?

Avast keeps popping up this notification: I did a full system scan and it didn't find anything. What should I do? Get a different antivirus? When I click on "more details" it takes me to this Avast ...