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 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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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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Game.EXE Bad Image Error

I have a serious problem in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64bit When I run the any game, two or three times on the error, and after a few minutes to play, the game will hang These programs also got tested, ...
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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. ...
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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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I can't open recovered guitar pro 5 files on my laptop

I recently recovered (MIDI) Guitar Pro 5 files from my formatted drive but I can't open them and play them at all; my computer tells me "Unknown File. Loading Aborted." Any suggestions? I really need ...
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“isojounp.exe” Error message in Windows 7

My windows 7 is constantly prompting with an alert box saying "isojounp.exe quit working. Windows is looking for a solution to solve the problem". I've tried searching for "isojounp.exe" in the ...
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Safest way to export personal files, wipe PC clean, and Import personal files

I want to wipe my PC clean incase I have any malware, trojans, or viruses. I am planning to store all my personal files on a external HD via USB, however am wondering if its possible that the virus ...
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Windows 8 restart every day at 12:13:14 AM

I assume it's a virus, but I couldn't find about it on the web. My windows started to (I don't know what I did, or which program I've installed) restart every day at 12:13:14 AM. I have no idea what ...
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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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NAS Backup Drive Virus Isolation

I have a small NAS that currently has several network shares that get backed up. I also have another share that is of the USB external HDD I have plugged in to the NAS. I want to know if I run regular ...
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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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Got ransomware and Shadow explorer dont work

I got infected by the CTB Locker and probably I have removed the virus itself. But the files all got polluted. I tried to use shadow explorer but it shows all blank in CDEF any drives and got no dates ...
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Multiple instance of rundll32.exe found, but what are they doing ? Suspious?

I recently found there are always two instance of rundll32.exe running on my computer. I was able to retrieve info about modules that are using them, but what are these modules? Am I infected by a ...
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I can't quit Google Chrome because of Chrome pop-ups [duplicate]

I think that this has something to do with MacKeeper because my computer and Chrome always worked fine before I accidentally installed it not knowing what I was doing. I can't delete MacKeeper and ...
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I got virus on my computer

I got virus on my computer. This is a list of executables of the virus: Name |Size |Description ------------------+------+------------- B06A.exe |162 |B06A D3F2.exe ...
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How to remove luckysearches.com? [duplicate]

I accidentally opened an unknown sofware installer out of sandbox and kaboom! It installed lots of useless adware most of which was easy to remove, but even after following the uninstall instructions ...
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CasperJS and “extensafree” virus

Today when i booted up my computer and when windows had loaded, Notepad++ opened which had the following file loaded into it: Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") ...
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How could an old worm infect my computer on VMWare?

My current computer is on Windows 8.1, and using Norton. I've started to gain interest in old viruses, and therefor I've created an virtual machine using a software called VMWare (Workstation 11) ...
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Does reformatting the drive really removes spywares and viruses

I've recently read that the data that you deleted in windows using shift+del doesn't actually get deleted it is just made to be overwritable by other data that will soon be stored in your hard drive. ...
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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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Can Chrome extensions install other?

Is it real, that current installed in browser Chrome extensions can install other? Or all extensions from Google Store are safe, and cant contain viruses?
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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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Can Windows Viruses/malwares infect mac osx if installed through Wine?

I am relatively new to OSX in general, I started using it two weeks only, the app Wineskin (a.k.a Wine in Linux environment) is used to run a Windows application inside osx by creating the correct ...
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My home IP (supposedly) was involved in a DDoS attack

There did not seem to be any SO community dedicated to computer security, so I'll ask here... As the title implies, my home IP (supposedly) was involved in a DDoS attack. I got a phone call from a ...
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Keyboard issue and HP Help and Support Pop-up issue

Last night my HP Pavilion started acting abnormally. My keyboard began to malfunction; every button I pressed acted as a shortcut for things on my computer (i.e. D took me back to desktop, Spacebar ...
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Virus changed folder to executable

I loaned my flash drive to someone who used said drive on a Windows machine infected with a virus. My flash drive subsequently got infected with a virus that changes folders to executables. Research ...
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Possible to get a virus from just visiting a website? [duplicate]

This has been something that has been on my mind for quite some time now. I have some experience with Javascript and know that it has a function that can store files on a user's computer. My question ...
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How do I access the internet with an infected computer that WILL NOT let me? [duplicate]

Im trying to fix my friends Toshiba laptop. She has Windows 7, no anti-virus and is infected with a virus. The computer shows no connection problems; but I cannot access the internet or download a ...
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Malicious ads show on every site [duplicate]

Yesterday my brother's computer was showing ads on almost every site, the same ads in the bottom right corner with a black close button. Today, my computer started showing them. I use the same network ...
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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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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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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 regain administrative privileges after a virus infection?

Is there software that allows you to bypass administrator restrictions? The problem is a virus has restricted me from doing anything; I can't install anything because I don't have the administrator ...
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Is there any way to prevent a USB flash drive from being written to? [duplicate]

I see lots of articles about preventing a specific computer from writing to a USB flash drive or preventing malware from getting from a USB flash drive to a computer; what I can’t find anything for is ...
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How to make USB drive or pen drive write protected? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write protect a USB key? I have a pen drive which I used to carry some files from my laptop to other public computers, and these public computers are virus ...
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Nasty virus won't go away [duplicate]

I have windows 10 technical preview installed. I was looking for pdf to excel orc converter and I downloaded a software which I believe infected my pc. on chrome whenever I click on a url which is ...
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Ensure nothing is on an SD card after main system it was on was infected by CTB-Locker

My parent’s computer—which is running Windows 7—got infected by CTB-Locker, an SD card was attached too so it got corrupted as well. I want to remove everything from the SD card, does a simple format ...
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How did a Malware get past Avira when it was detected by it?

I have Avira installed on my other PC. It detected a Malware, and proceeded with the usual, scan, detect, quarantine. I thought it took care of it but the Malware actually took care of Avira! Now my ...
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Adult websites open on visiting any website in my chrome [duplicate]

Since, past few days, an adult website opens on visiting any website in Google Chrome. I have re-installed my chrome, and ever reset my chrome settings. Is their any option to prevent this virus? I ...
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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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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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Wi-Fi adapter in a Dell Inspiron keeps disconnecting

I’m using a Dell Inspiron and the Wi-Fi adapter keeps on disconnecting, it allows me to connect using ethernet. I know that it isn’t disabling since it isn’t turned off, it doesn’t even give me the ...
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removing an extention that is “installed by enterprise services” on chrome that I can't find in regedit

The name says it all. I have something that is most likely a virus, having appeared as an extension at the same time a child managed to copy a virus to my computer. The extension claims to be ...
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Printer about once a month prints a page with the text 'GGG'. How to troubleshoot?

This occurs randomly and can not be predicted. I have already 3 pages like that collected over the last 3 months. This happens by itself. The user reads a webpage (no clicks for 2 minutes) and ...
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How do I stop chrome from redirecting me due to malicious software [duplicate]

When I click some links in chrome (trusted websites), I get redirected to 'spam' websites that say "your computer has viruses" or something stupid like that. How do I stop it from doing this? I have ...