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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Asus Windows 8 Computer black screen and cursor

Yesterday my friend sent me a link and I clicked on the link. The computer gave me a warning about it being harmful but since it always does that I allowed it to open the link anyway. The link was ...
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After formatting External Harddrive, Why do hidden OS folders $RECYCLE.BIN, System Volume Information get created

My antivirus ESET Nod 32 was flagging up a virus found in my C:/$Recycle.bin folder, after reinstalling fresh OS I decided to store some things on an external Harddrive and dumped to another PC. My ...
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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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Windows 8 screen went black [on hold]

My laptop screen went black after trying to download a mod for a game of mine. Other user profiles still work like my moms but anytime i click on my account the screen is black and all i can see is ...
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Computer keeps stuttering every few seconds

Recently my computer has started freezing while making weird sounds while playing videos. This happens on all kind of videos; from youtube to live streams. It happens around once every five seconds. ...
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I have a extra explorer.exe process, but I can't end process (access denied) or open the file location nothing happens

The process also doesn't have a description or creator. It is taking up much of my RAM as it's using up around 500,000k - 1,000,000k at any given time. Is there any way I can be rid of this? Any help ...
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A virusproof (ransomware…) strategy for backup on a NAS?

I bought a NAS to share files and as backup solution. Recently my netbook got infected by a ransomware. All files on the netbook and most of the file on the NAS were destroyed (the virus shuffles the ...
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None of my three security programs are detecting anything but my computer is slower and has many more ads than usual. What am I supposed to do? [duplicate]

I keep getting constant popups and I have checked my programs but there is nothing there to uninstall. I have used three different computer scanners, but none of them can find anything wrong. There ...
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Recommended value for NoDriveTypeAutorun? [on hold]

The AutoRun feature of Windows can be controlled through the Registry by tweaking these values: Current User: ...
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Trojan au_.exe - how to get rid of it [duplicate]

I installed the popular software 'Synthesia' from its official website. It is a program for piano transcriptions. It has always been safe. I decided to uninstall it and as soon as I uninstalled it, a ...
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Removing a Redirect Virus from Fedora Linux

Seems like there is a redirect virus on my computer but I am not able to remove it or even find where exactly the problem is. There is nothing much about it on the Internet either. I am running Fedora ...
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0% of network usage on task manager

I am downloading a game from Steam and loading a HD video on Youtube, download rate is about 10Mbps, as it says at the Performance tab for Wireless on the Task Manager, but when I go to the Processes ...
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Explorer.exe connecting to IP addresses

I run Comodo on Windows 7, and within the last couple of days, I notive that explorer.exe is trying to connect to port 80 on the following IP addresses: 23.199.200.154 5.196.196.149 185.48.59.20 ...
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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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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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Not sure if a virus was removed

I am running AVG, Spybot and Malwarebytes AM. The resident shield in AVG detected a trojan horse (BackDoor.Generic12.BPKA) in the file WINDOWS\System\driveasyncmac.sys - AVG has indicated this is a ...
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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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cmd.exe error windows 7 the application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click ok to close the application

when i try to open the cmd.exe. a box pops up with the message of cmd.exe error windows 7 the application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click ok to close the application. my pc was ...
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Opening a flash disk using command line to avoid getting virus

Could my PC get a virus from a USB flash drive or external hard drive without opening that drive? So if we do our work from command line (such as xcopy, del, rmdir, ...) without opening any folder on ...
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Drive shows Nothing but full

My External Hard drive have been infected with virus. the thing is its supposed to be 500GB but it shows it only have 2.56gb left out of 465GB. Now I have showed hidden files and found the black ...
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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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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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How do I delete files that are locked when no other app can delete them?

So I found out that I had a Trojan on my external hard drive. My anti-virus app killed it, but it has created a bunch of random files on my computer which cannot be deleted. These are image files. ...
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JavaScript injection script, how to remove?

today I started to notice a very strange behavior. At some intervals my web pages in Chrome browser changes its web address to some javascript code javascript:try{if(document.body.innerHTML){var ...
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Folder being created in C:\ProgramData called GufeSoman. Keeps coming back?

It has been brought to my attention by my antivirus that a certain file is a dangerous trojan. I removed it. However, the folder (GufeSoman) keeps recreating itself whenever I delete it. I have found ...
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Hard drive failure with notification to install matrix console [duplicate]

My wife's computer has suddenly popped up with a notification saying her hard may fail soon. Shortly after a program called Intel matrix storage console asked permission to download. My question is; ...
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Can a virus corrupt a hard disk?

Shorter version: Hard disk corrupt, vendor claims warranty does not apply since it was "due to a virus" and "problems due to software are not covered under the warranty". Longer version: My Dell ...
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How to stop windows explorer from taking up 70 percent of CPU?

So when I start up my computer, (windows 7), I always run task manager to kill any buggy programs if they occur. About a week ago, when I did so, I noticed that Explorer.exe was taking up 70 percent ...
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Botnet/Virus Removal? [duplicate]

I am not sure what type of virus I have on my computer, and I am not sure if this is the right site to ask this type of question on, but here it goes: About a month ago I downloaded something i ...
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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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Sudden popup in all browsers on some sites - How to remove?

Recently got infected with something where, in all browsers (IE9, FF, Cx), a 3.5" square popup appears on many sites in the lower left (or right) corners. It wants me to download something or watch ...
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Has my laptop been infected by APR virus?

Recently, I have experienced high latency on my home network. So I downloaded an APR monitor to see whether there were some problems. After some time, I found a MAC address, which sent lots of ...
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Manipulating firmware of USB flash drives

As far as you may know, about four month ago, a new malware-like program found that was infected USB device's firmwares. (Take a look here) I want to know, how it is possible to read and modify ...
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Cryptolocker virus removal

I am facing cryptolocker virus problem, I have tried decryptcryptolocker website but it did not work. In the below link you will find an example encrypted file in my pc. ...
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Mysterious folders and files with symbol names on Windows 7

I opened a thumbnail drive last evening and noticed that there were several files and folders with symbolic names (not alpha-numeric) added to it. The Date modified was also a curiosity. I have run ...
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Can an infected Android or iOS phone infect a PC running Windows?

I realize that any .apk may not run on Windows via anything other than an emulator, but my instructor insists that it can. Here are my objections: Can I infect the computers at school with my ...
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Does keeping Windows 7 updated make anti-virus software useless?

I was thinking, given that I regularly keep Windows 7 updated through Windows Update, doesn't this make having any anti-virus software useless. I may well be a naive user, but it seems to me that if ...
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Windows 7 common search engines hosts don't work or responde to icmp

I have a windows 7 computer every site works... EXCEPT google.com, yahoo.com duckduckgo.com The websites IP also does not answer, the webpage keeps trying to load but the HTTP/ICMP request leaves the ...
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Which File Did Microsoft Safety Scanner Fix?

Microsoft Safety Scanner says it partially fixed a file. How do I find out which file it fixed?
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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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How to block a file from being created?

So, something that may or may not be a virus (apparently >95% of virus detection programs don't recognize it, yet it's clearly not doing anything good) is doing something with a file located in some ...
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Is it safe to remotely connect to an infected machine via VNC or TeamViewer?

Since there has to be some data transfer between any two machines that have established a connection, is it truly “safe” to connect from a clean computer to an infected one using VNC or TeamViewer?
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Lost all desktop settings

I'm using windows 7. I logged in one morning and found my desktop background was black, and I had lost all my desktop icons & settings. I then found that I could not open any application - it ...
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Browser redirects links to Adfoc.us [duplicate]

Since yesterday when I open a link, browser redirect it to "adfocus.us" site! for example: I open: test.com and browser redirect to: adfocus.us This redirection happens after going to page (not ...
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Why can I get a virus or trojan from visiting a website?

I have seen these a lot lately. You click the link, and instant trojan. No need to download or anything. How is this possible? Is there a way I can scan the links before visiting to make sure I ...
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What is atos? It keeps popping up on my Mac

So what is atos? It keeps popping up in on my mac screen that I need to give my password to let it do something. Is this a virus or is my Mac being hacked? Please help!!!
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Can't remove adware from PC

People please help me to remove this Qone8 adware. I don't know even what software installed it. No uninstaller, no extesion. Tried to reset all browsers, no way. It starts with browser: ...
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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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Google Chrome keeps opening this new tab - virus?

Recently (starting about 2 weeks ago), when I click on something (usually a link) in Chrome (on Windows 7), there is probably a 1-5% chance (a couple of times per day) Chrome will open this page on a ...
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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 ...