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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Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
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Puzzling apparition - RealPlayer rpchrome150browserrecordhelper.dll

I was trying to build and run an application I wrote a long time ago. It was not playing well with the new versions of the open source software it links to. At least two of the open source packages ...
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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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Does Keepass protect passwords from malicious software like viruses?

If a computer got infected with a virus or a trojan and the user interacted with Keepass, is there a chance that the malicious software would be able to get the password database? In other words: ...
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anti-virus software and Flash's AVHardwareDisable

This site claims that [The AVHardwareDisable setting] in flash configuration file has been changed by anti-virus software which disables camera/microphone access for all sites. The article ...
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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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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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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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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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Effectiveness of SD Card write protect switch as protection from viruses

Given that the SD card write protect switch simply indicates to the OS that it is switched, and doesn't prevent writes to the medium, how effective is enabling write protect against viruses? Are ...
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Chrome redirecting to developer.yahoo.com/yql/console

I was trying to reach nintendo.com and chrome redirected me to developer.yahoo.com/yql/console for a few minutes. All other domains were okay. Another person in my office was able to access the site ...
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To what extent does splitting a virus into different files reduce the chance of detection by VirusTotal?

I have a 60 MB file that I want to scan for viruses. VirusTotal's max file size is 20MB. If I zip the 60 MB file into 3 smaller chunks and upload each of them to VirusTotal, to what extent will it ...
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suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service has failed

My windows XP machine becomes very slow. And started to show message : This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This ...
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How does persistent cache works in modern anti-virus softwares?

I'm talking about Avast! and ESET's NOD32/SS here. Avast! introduced this feature like a year ago (can't remember the exact date). ESET did it in version 7. Just recently. Basically they both scan ...
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rr.com appended to URL and I don't know why

I've been having some pretty bad and intermittent internet connectivity issues. I keep getting timeouts on my browsers, or what appears to be timeouts on my browsers. In Chrome it's generally error ...
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CPU burning hot causing internet connection to slow down (or cut off)

I have an HP pavilion g6, 64 bit. I dualboot it, installing windows 7 and a linux distro. nowaday I'm running crunchbang linux distro. When I'm working on any linux distro, i don't remember having ...
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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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How to print power point files with animation?

My power point file has animation on one slide that when printed will be a "mess". Is there a way to print the slides in which each step of the animations are printed into 1 slide?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mouse does not work if Internet is not connected and it’s laggy when it is connected

If I try to use my PC (Windows 8.1 Pro) without Internet access—such as removing the Ethernet cable—then the mouse and keyboard stop working. I noticed this on the same day that the mouse began ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I use Decryptolocker to decrypt all files in a directory?

I have downloaded Decryptolocker and have the key required to decrypt files. The instructions state to use it as: Decryptolocker.exe --key "<key>" <Lockedfile.doc> How can I use it on a ...
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Keyboard and Gamepad Controllers 'Ghosts'

I have a mediatech keyboard and some cheap gamepad controllers but two weeks ago I noticed that random keys on the keyboard are being pressed 'not by me' and immediately sleeps . After one week, I ...
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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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How to find the *real* source of dialog owned by CSRSS?

My computer suddenly showed the following dialog: I've never seen such a dialog before and it seems suspicious. (Yesterday I did install some Android stick drivers from Rock Chip, a Chinese CPU ...
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Input Source Language keeps changing on Mac OS X 10.9.2 — how to make the computer keep my desired setting?

First time posting on this site so hopefully I am posting it in the right place. Apologies if not. I've been having issues with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid 2009). I have my input source language set ...
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I am constantly getting a warning to update my flash player?

Two days back i started using wifi of my parents.Initially it was fine but after that i have been getting constant warning to update my flash player on each. I have not been able to access google.com, ...
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After typing a web address, unwanted content “salesforce.com” appears in it and redirects me

When I type a web address in my web browser, "force.com" or "salesforce.com" comes up in it. Here's an example: https://k12parentportal.force.com/portal_enrollmenthome>. Everything is correct except ...
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Sudden change of username & password prompt from UAC?

I just recently noticed that my username changed from "Dani" to "daniel" (It's a computer I recently got and haven't gotten around to changing its name.). The name of the PC is still the same ...
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Desktop changes automatically

I have a Windows 7 Desktop for which the Desktop icons change automatically on system restart and creates user account folders without creating user accounts.I have tried removing them but find that ...
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repeated IO on file atiumdva.cap interferes with application functionality

Our java swing application runs on Windows 7 (32 bit) and is having some serious issues. Our latest candidate culprit is that the system, at random intervals, performs millions of reads of 288 bytes ...
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Password reset resets every password

This morning, I logged onto my PC before heading to college, to check the status of the infamous GameSpy closure, and found that Windows wasn't accepting my password. I then proceeded to boot a ...
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System32 folder is empty

This computer got infected by some malware and Windows boots completely fine. I get to the login screen, enter the password and I can access, but them I'm greeted by the virus and I'm unable to do ...
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No permitions for administrator, RPC terminated unexpectedly error

Looks I got virus. Symptoms: My all PC users can't copy files using copy/paste. Copy works, but paste -not. My Anti-Malware tool looks damaged and doesn't starts. All users event admins has no ...
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Virus that disables keyboard and doesn't allow me to open drives?

I am now typing from a virtual keyboard. Minutes ago I downloaded a program called Downlite, subsequently, my keyboard, both native [notebook] and external. Mouse buttons don't do their jobs, when I ...
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Windows in Parallels: Can a Windows virus destroy my Mac files?

I've mac book pro with OS X 10.9.1 On this machine I've installed Windows 8.1 in Parallels. If I get a virus on Windows can it destroy my files on my Mac? For example I see that my Dropbox from my ...
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Security issues with online activation software

Let's say I need to use some activation software, which connects to a server and activate some other software in my PC (i.e., Microsoft Toolkit crack to activate MS Office, or a crack for a game). ...