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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Windows 7 Software Driver Installation out of nowhere with Asian symbols

I got the following Software Driver Installation screen out of nowhere. Screen language is in German, so that is fine. I quickly aborted the search attempt. What is/was that? Here is the ...
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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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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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Haven't found DNS Unlocker in the Task Manager. Where could it be?

This morning I found DNS Unlocker on my workstation, and since then I am trying to remove it. I guess, I visit some wrong website yesterday during the lunchtime. I really need help with this. There’s ...
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How do I determine if this ad pop-up is a malware on my laptop/router or my ISP just being greedy?

Request: Kindly do not mark this question as a duplicate without reading the whole description. I know this sounds like any other malware-infection question, but I request you to please read the whole ...
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Trogan.GenericKD keeps appearing - worth wiping machine?

As the family tech support, I got a call when my folks started having some classic signs that they somehow got a virus. They have Sophos installed through a work program, but I guess it did not catch ...
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How does a person immediately determine whether a link is malicious without clicking it?

I recently started moderating a small Twitch chat, so one of the things I have to deal with is malicious linkage. Whenever someone posts a bad link, even one masked by a shortened URL, someone in ...
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Windows 7 C: drive filling up automatically

I have around 24 GB of free space, but within ten minutes of starting up the computer this free space starts filling up automatically. This continues until free space is down 0 KB, whereupon it says ...
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How to remove Google search Result redirect virus in all browsers?

I have a virus redirects the google in all browsers when i click search to another search engine(Google Custom search) I tried many solutions found in another questions or in google but nothing ...
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Proxy keeps changing to 127.0.0.1:8118 automaticaly [Windows 10]

it seems that my proxy is always changing automatically randomly. If I disable manual proxy configuration it turns on again. I've tried to delete some registry keys but the same keys appear again. ...
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Invalid Installed application named real?

Whenever I enter the program your uninstaller in my laptop, the following message of a newly installed application is shown: with the following properties: I press the AutoFix button and ...
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Windows Possible Malware

Service Host : Local System is using a lot of system resources.This happens often. One time Windows Explorer consumed more than 90% CPU and RAM.I wasn't able to open Microsoft Safety Scanner website. ...
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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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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 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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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 ...