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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What is Best-Deals-Products and is it malware?

I have found something that I suspects to be malware/addware. Script is added in every website I visit, even once I made myself. This is added in the : http://puu.sh/dgIF0/0c452eb390.png and iFrames ...
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Monitor not showing on full screen. It is showing the same display 4 times

My laptop was working correctly two days earlier, then suddenly there was a core-dump and the system restarted. When it started the display was not coming on correctly. It is now showing the same ...
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System freezes, kind of - Windows 8.1

About once or twice a day I get some freezing going on. My internet runs slower and is choppy, Media Player will continue to run but the controls freeze. Task Manager completely freezes and doesn't ...
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Strange TCP Connections - How to kill

My parents Mac is having some random issues - my mum paid £160 to get the computer repaired as there were some "trojans" according to the guy on the phone from india On hearing this news I had a ...
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My webcam just came on “out of the blue”

I have a Microsoft LifeCam HD sitting atop my monitor. Today, completely out of the blue, its light came on -- I was simply browsing the web (in Chrome) when it happened. After about 5 minutes the ...
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unChkDsk a decompression bomb

I'm trying to remove a decompression bomb spotted by Avast from a friend's computer, but I can't make it. I tried several things : MalwareBytes -> clean Adwcleaner -> clean BitDefender -> clean ...
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Chrome works only outside of sandbox?

I have been trying to solve this problem for a long time. I have been using Chrome for more than 4 years, it is the best browser for me. Suddenly, Chrome stopped working. I tried uninstalling it and ...
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If I delete Crossbrowse from my computer, will the bookmarks go with it?

Crossbrowse is a virus program that came with a file that I downloaded from the internet. It did not delete my Google Chrome, but it replaced its icon and it starts popping up automatically. It has ...
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StealRAT on unbuntu server, IP blocked by CBL. Can't work out how to remove [duplicate]

I noticed my mail.log was 4gb in size so I opened it up and it has 12 million lines similar or the same as this: Jul 19 06:53:04 dglcreative postfix/smtp[17863]: 8DAE81267C7: ...
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Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window

In the last 3 days, I noticed my Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window each time. I have a new ...
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How can I remove malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC?

What should I do if my Windows computer seems to be infected with a virus or malware? What are the symptoms of an infection? What should I do after noticing an infection? What can I do to get rid of ...
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Canon MX420 series MP Drivers

A couple months ago I realized there's an alien software installed in my computer, Canon MX420, I know because I am using EPSON and not Canon, so I decided to uninstall it but it failed, reason, used ...
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Windows 8.1-virus at user sign in screen

Running Windows 8.1 on my new Lenovo laptop, with ESET Smart Security installed. When I first turned on my computer, in addition to the usual profile name of my laptop computer, two new unidentified ...
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Laptop is asking for password (which I never set), even when without hard-drive

One day my laptop got infected by a virus, and I cleaned all those suspected infected files with Avast! Antivirus. I didn't check what kind of files are cleaned, since there are hundreds of it. Now I ...
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How can you find out if xlsx and docx files are safe to open?

I have received an email from a not entirely trustworthy source, it might be legit but I'm not really sure. It contains, among other things, information on a .docx Microsoft Word file and a .xlsx ...
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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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Is the “free” Windows 10 upgrade a virus?

Seriously. Is it a virus? It looks so much like an ad! What do I do? Do I sign up or buy it myself? I have absolutely no idea. One day, boom. "GET WINDOWS 10 FREE NOW!!!!!" Just seems so much like an ...
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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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Weird drive popped up randomly

I just had a random drive pop up as I was doing a defrag on my hard drives (windows 8.1) and I have no idea what it is or what it does. It's called: \\?\Volume{5a1f49... what is it and is it harmful ...
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Is it possible to rewrite CD-R, DVD-R, Bluray-R discs with a modified firmware?

I know there were no such hacks observed. But if we consider case of corporate attack (firmware virus created by ROM device producing corporation itself) on privacy of a person. Would it be possible ...
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Virus hides files, shrinks total capacity

A virus infected my hard drive. The drive's capacity is 1 TB and has different type of files on it, 400 GB+ in total. Suddenly all the files disappear, and I tried to show hidden files, but ...
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How to remove “Ads by AdFreeApp” Malware in Google Chrome?

I have been looking all over the internet, to remove this Google Chrome based malware. I have encountered such malwares in the past, and I was able to remove it by disabling the extensions, delete ...
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How to repair NTLDR missing in Windows XP?

My computer running Windows XP was infected with a virus severely. After scanning with Bitdefender Internet Security, my computer restarted and doesn't boot. Black screen appears showing NTDLR is ...
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Strange “SA … checker” attributes being added to body tag

Not sure if this is a good place to ask this question, but here goes. I am a web developer, and lately I have noticed a strange attribute being added to the <body> tag of every web page I open. ...
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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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need help getting rid of a virus [duplicate]

I'm getting this virus about 8-18 happen at once. My Avast! is blocking it but it triggers when ever I shut down my computer, and turn it on again. I have done a virus scan with Avast! and ...
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How do I view files inexplicably hidden on an external hard drive?

Yesterday I traded some files with a friend by hooking up an external hard drive to his computer. I had created a folder with some files in it for him and likewise created another folder for him to ...
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Is This A Run32dll.exe Virus

I have two run32dll.exe processes, one in System32 and another in SysWOW64. Is one of them a virus or is it normal? Sometimes only one is there (SysWOW64) and this one uses 60-90 Mbs Of memory. ...
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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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Audio hacked. System may be compromised?

My speakers are making a sound like someone talking from other computer. Like the sound that online game players do. It's only noise, strange microphone noise. Have I been hacked? I checked all ...
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How to delete Ads by AddFreeApp? [duplicate]

I really need help, I downloaded a software that installed this malware to my computer.. Now, I used adwcleaner,hitmanpro,malwarebytes and all of those found something but that wasn't it.. When I got ...
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Can system restore remove virus from the computer?

Can a system restore to a past time remove the virus from the computer?
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Is my host machine completely isolated from a virus-infected virtual machine?

If I am running a Windows 7 virtual machine on a Windows 7 host using VMWare or VirtualBox (or anything else) and the virtual machine is completelly overloaded with viruses and another malicious code, ...
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Better understanding program detected as virus w/ sandbox

My AV solution detected a program as a virus. Can someone point me in the right direction to learn more about the following points? 1) What exactly about the program was determined as the triggering ...
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Laptop not shutting down completely. Not fast startup (hardware?)

My Dell Inspiron N5050 does not shut down completely. The screen shuts off completely and Windows seems to shutdown.. however, the power LED stays on (not the charging LED), the fan stays on, and I ...
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Can my laptop be infected from Windows installation pendrive or DVD?

I use a Windows 8.1 laptop and recently it got infected, maybe because of a pandrive I plugged to it. A strange homepage appeared on chrome and a program that I never installed appeared on desktop. I ...
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Is “youtubeBRwatch.com.exe” a Virus?

I am running Norton AntiVirus on my MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.7. Today (26 May 2011) Norton reported that the computer was infected with virus "youtubeBRwatch.com.exe," which it had "safely ...
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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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bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot error

I cannot boot into my Windows version due to a virus, I was able to boot into another partitioned copy of Windows and access msconfig, which I then selected the virus ridden partitioned and checked ...
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Dealing with infected HDDs without getting infected [closed]

I'm doing some PC maintenance/repair for some clients, sometimes I have to deal with HDDs to recover lost data, or even backup. The problem is that most of them are infected with different malware ...
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Virus hijacking computer and network - what to do? [duplicate]

A few days ago I started having trouble with this virus that would infect my browsers and display ads. I've ran through various antimalware and antivirus software but to no avail. Went through a ...
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How can I remove the 'Deltahomes' virus from my browsers? [duplicate]

I am unable to remove the 'deltehomes/istart123' virus from my browsers. I have followed instructions for Chrome,but this time it's not working!(that's changing new tab address etc) Last time,I simply ...
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Why is Google prompting me with Captchas?

Why is Google prompting me with Captchas? I turned on urlsnooper2 and found this (below). I don't know why my computer would request any of it. What I changed in the past few days is: Reformatted ...
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Fake invoice attachments, what's the real functionality doing? [closed]

Over the last few months I've been receiving about 10 emails per day containing fake invoices, e.g. Good Morning The order below was sent over 28/05/15 (please do not duplicate). I am ...
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How do I make Windows XP recognize EXEs again?

I've got a virus "first" here. Basically a friend had gotten his system severely infected. He had 8 different viruses, and 157 different pieces of spyware (most of it likely replicated, but still). ...
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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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Can you get a virus from viewing Google images?

My browser is Google chrome. When I use chrome and I look at google images, I can do three things: (1) I can scroll down the page and look at images or (2) I can click on an image on the page and a ...
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Removing delta-homes from windows 8 [duplicate]

This is the second time I've the delta homes search engine installed in my windows 8 computer without my permission, although I've set the privacy that programs don't get installed automatically! ...
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I'm receiving Flash install popups intermittently when navigating in Chrome browser

I practice very safe security measures. I run Windows 7 Ult 64-bit. This question refers to fake Adobe Flash Upgrade popups on Chrome. I know these popups are malware so I don't click on them. ...