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I'm going to disable WinDefender (both realtime protection and scheduled scans), as I know it only protects against non-virus malware, and according to this quote from NOD32's site NOD32 covers non-virus malware too: Antivirus and antispyware proactively detect and eliminate threats such as viruses, Trojans and spyware. (it says this when you hover the ...


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Go to Avast Settings and select Update. You will see Update Virus Definitions on top and Program Update option underneath it. Underneath each option there is Settings link. Select Setting underneath Update Definitions and change it to Manual Update. Go back to Settings and select Community. Disable Avast from participating in sending security reports to ...


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You can create a group policy to block specific applications. Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc Local Computer Policy Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Software Restriction Policies Additional Rules Right click Additional Rules -> New Path Rule Browse to the application you want to ban Ensure Security Level is at its default ...


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You mention Process Explorer - is that the sysinternals one? If so locate the process in the main window, right click on it and choose "Suspend" From the help file: If you want a process to become temporarily inactive, so that a system resource such as network, CPU or disk, becomes available for other processes, you can suspend the process. ...


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Well, a way could be: Disabling the app on msconfig, so it will not load on start-up , add a bat file who will run at the start-up with: @echo off ping Freeip -n 1 -w milliseconds > nul %path of the exe app%. exit


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Problem may be whether you have 32 or 64 bit operating system, 32 bit can't recognise or utilise 4 gig of ram. I just installed Avira and gave up after a night mare day with it never fully installing and acting like a virus itself. Don't forget your operating system uses around 2 gig and why not restore your system to an earlier date and use an alternative ...


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Just sometimes anti viruses might consider your important files as malicious and instead of automatically deleting them it quarantines them where they can't execute or access your files and notifies you of its actions.


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Viruses (for example) are not necessarily a "stand-alone" binary (.exe). Traditionally, many of them "attach" themselves to normal executables. (hence the choice of the word: "infect") Therefore "deletion" of the malware file is not the only option. Many AVs offer the option to "clean" the infected files. (remove the virus part from otherwise normal program ...


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Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a portable app designed to scan and disinfect an infected computer from viruses and other types of malicious programs. General functions: Automatic and manual removal of viruses, Trojans, and worms. Automatic and manual removal of Spyware and Adware modules. Automatic and manual removal ...


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1) Am I reading this right? All the connection which you show us are already closed. If you used a webbrowser (and visited a webpage with the twitter-link icon in it) then this seems perfectly normal. That is not to say that you could not be infected somehow, but TIME_WAIT is a state where we once had a link but it is already closed and in the process ...


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Viruses and malwares are not dangerous if not executed. A file in quarantine cannot be executed by the user and the malicious code (virus or malware) has no possibility to act. If the virus/malware is removable it will be removed immediately. If not the file will be moved to quarantine. There are different reasons for this: False positive (as stressed ...


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For the same reason that (most) governments arrest suspected criminals instead of shooting them on the street at the slightest provocation: You want to give the suspect a chance to defend themselves, in case they actually did not commit any crime at all. And, even if they did commit a crime, you probably want to find out all about it.


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Anti-malware applications provide a quarantine option, which is often on by default in order for two reasons: Keep a backup of the items identified as threatening in case of a false positive. Although not very common, I have seen cases of false positive on many different legitimate application files and drivers. Having the item in quarantine may allow it ...


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Found the answer myself (more details here). Basically, it's as simple as setting the Group Policy called Monitor file and program activity on your computer to Disabled. For users of Windows editions without gpedit.msc, a DWORD entry called DisableOnAccessProtection must be created under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time ...



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