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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How do I stop ads in my browsers?

My web browsers all keep getting completely infested with ads any time I run them. I primarily use Chrome, although I have IE installed as well, and that program also has the problem. I ran Norton ...
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How to create a virus isolating environment to run children games

I have a Linux Centos 6 server in the garage without a monitor or keyboard, and it does not hold any sensitive information. My wife has a Windows 7 laptop which she surfs the Internet, checks emails, ...
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Virus Infection Affecting Other Users

I recently had my computer infected by a virus on an administrator account that installed a bunch of scamming programs and changed my shortcuts to open on a scam browser page called snap.do. I was ...
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Google search asks me to enter a captcha, at some point it refused to let me search altogether

Google claimed there was suspicious search activity from my computer when it stopped letting me search altogether. Before that I had to enter a captcha more and more often in order for Google to ...
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Ransomware attack [duplicate]

My desktop has been hijacked by ransomware. They won't let me reach the login screen. Even tried safe mode, but I can't get past the virus. I have a bootable linux mint USB, can I boot it on the PC ...
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How to connect removable disk to an infected PC

What precautions should I take before connecting a removable storage device (like pendrives, External HDD, Memory cards) to an infected PC to avoid spreding infection to the removable disk? There ...
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Windows - Kill All Non-Essential Running Processes

I'm trying to fight viruses on extremely badly-infected machines. These are Windows 8 machines running 10-20 processes that need to be forced to quit. Unfortunately, because the viruses auto-execute ...
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the seven number is automatically pressed how resolve it

I started my laptop some few minute log in screen displayed and automatically 7 number is pressed more than 20 times. at this time i cant type 7 number. is a virus??
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Remove differentia.ru/diff.php and disorderstatus.ru/order.php malware [duplicate]

I know this isn't the best place to ask for help, but I'm trying to get rid of the following malware on a Windows 7 machine: URL: http://differentia.ru/diff.php Infection: URL:Mal Process: ...
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Can I safely do a backup of Windows after cleaning it from malware? [closed]

Long story short, I accidentally installed some malware on my PC. I immediately reached for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and it detected 4 files: trojans and spyware. I removed it. Then I proceeded to do ...
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Getting viruses with C# Application [on hold]

I wrote a little fun-tool to train a little bit. When I compile my source and check the .exe file with virustotal.com, I am getting 8 VirusDetections!!! Of course, I have not added any virus ...
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DNS Unlocker Virus Can't uninstall [duplicate]

I have uninstalled DNS Unlocker from the control panel, No effect. I ran AdwCleaner and did the cleaning + Restarted PC. No effect. Still any pages text has links on them... I can't think of anything ...
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Should I Clean install or clone os due to a virus on old hdd?

Some time ago, my desktop got a virus that would not allow the computer to boot up completely. I believe I contracted the virus via sites such as Softonic trying to download music and video softwares. ...
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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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UAC being turned off once a day on Windows 7

I have strange problem on my HP laptop. This began to happen recently. Whenever I start my machine, Windows 7 Action Center displays the following warning: You need to restart your computer for ...
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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 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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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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Preventing Anti virus conflicts

I have HitmanPro, Anti-malwareBytes, and ESET installed on the computer. Is there a way to disable the real time functions of one or more of these to prevent conflicts and improve performance? ...
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How to prevent viruses from creating Autorun.inf in storage devices?

One of the solutions that I've come up with is to create a new folder named Autorun.inf inside the storage device and placing some dummy files inside it. So, whenever a virus tries the win32 api to ...
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What's up with desktop.ini?

I have been having lots and lots of desktop.ini files everywhere around my PC. I have no idea what does that do to my computer. Is it a virus?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...