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One of my users received the following error when trying to update Firefox to 36.0.4: "Something is trying to trick firefox into accepting an insecure update. Please contact your network provider and seek help." This user was running OS X 10.10.2 and Avast Free Mac Security. The culprit turned out to be Avast's Web Shield, which was proxying/filtering ...


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The MSRT (that is the common short name for the tool you are talking about) was created due to a rash of Blue Screen's of Death that happened after windows updates a few years ago. These BSoDs where caused because malware had hard coded hooks in to kernel DLLs, when these kernel DLLs where updated the addresses changed and caused the blue screens to happen. ...


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I do not think that AV programs such as MSE, MCAfee, Norton, Kaspersky, etc. can protect you 100% because their definition files always come after the fact - after the malware is already out there on the web and can have done a lot of damage. And many of those do not protect you against PUPs and Adware. I also do not think that the scanners like ...


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Remove the check in Avast for Plugins.exe. Start your browser, let it connect to the internet. As you said Plugins.exe shoudl start up. Download Process Explorer. Run it with elevated rights (Run as administrator). Search for plugins.exe. Understand where is it located. Verify if that is a valid program or no. Using process explorer, see if you can get the ...


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I noticed that too in Windows 8.1. The Defender seems to take some time to make the virus check. The main bottleneck is probably your disk. If you had a SSD for the OS, it would probably be faster.


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https://libertas.lt/code/patchguard/ I used this version, based on the work of Fyyre (http://fyyre.ivory-tower.de/). After installation on a test PC I kept an eye on outbound network traffic for a while in my router (Ubiquiti Edge) and didn't see anything. Fyyre's site also has Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8 patchguard disablers. This patchguard disabler only ...


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Firefox anti-virus "extensions" are usually not extensions at all, but plug-ins masquerading as extensions. FEBE cannot back these up as xpis because they are not built as regular extensions. In fact, if you were to open the anti-virus xpi with a text editor you would most likely see just an URI to the actual code that gets executed. These are what are ...


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If you could just stop the service, any malware could too, however by unchecking two settings, you can fully disable Defender: After Save changes the MsMp*.exe processes will be gone and the services stopped.


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If you like your system running like mud then you can run both but otherwise the norm and recommendation in the industry is to run one AV program alone not jointly.


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For sure it's a permissions error, often related to the Temp folder - but unless you have been playing with permissions yourself, first thing to wonder is how & why they were changed. Microsoft say you can safely change the perms for that folder to 'Everyone - Full Control' but I'd still want to check why it happened & test/fix all other default ...


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I googled "error 2203 windows 7" And came up with this solution by a9fc at sevenforums.com. I did not see you mention this particular attack at the problem. "(For Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Should be the same for other versions) Yes. It's the Pain In The A.. problem I think I managed to solve it! Apparently, you must have Permissions set for 'SYSTEM' in ...


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Try running check disk (CHKDSK) when your computer restarts. If that doesn't work, try running a disk clean up. CHKDSK: http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/how-to-scan-fix-hard-drives-with-chkdsk-in-windows-8/ Disk Cleanup: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8


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Dont use Process Monitor for that. Use like @DavidPostill suggested VirusTotal but without manually sending files. Process Explorer from SysInternals has built in VirusTotal functionality. Just go to Options -> VirusTotal.com -> Check VirusTotal.com and a column with the header VirusTotal will appear. After a few seconds you will get the VirusTotal rating ...


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You can submit your file to VirusTotal for online analysis. VirusTotal checks the file using over 40 antivirus solutions. This will at least tell you if any other antivirus software is able to detect it. If you get a positive identification you can then search for the name of the virus to find out more about how it works and what threat it poses. ...


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I don't know about any site that lists all anti-malware software that uses ELAM. Though you can easily check whether particular product uses ELAM once you install it. Run regedit.exe and search for Early-Launch group in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services key. On Windows 8.1 (and higher) there is at least WdBoot driver (part of Windows ...


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Basically you do this to prevent the program from connecting to the Internet: From start menu, search for "Firewall" and select Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Choose Outbound Rules from the tree at the left. Choose New Rule... from the menu at the right. New Outbound Rule Wizard opens. This is really easy now: a. Select Program as rule type. ...


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If they are adequately quarantined, there should be no problem. Why are you keeping quarantined files on your computer?


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You need to check you blacklist. Antivirus software just likes to put almost every third-party applications there.



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