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It is safe to connect a harddisk that is infected with a virus as long as you don't do the following: Don't boot the harddisk's Operating System Don't execute any file that is on the harddisk. If you copy files, make sure you scan those files for virusses before you open them. Even if the files that are copied contain a dormant virus, you will copy the ...


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It doesn't matter from what device a virus is executed. It can be your drive, drive taken from another computer, flash drive, iPod, anything. If you execute the virus, it will very likely infect the computer you're executing it on - in this case your computer. Executing an external virus automatically is quite hard on modern versions of Windows, but viruses ...


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There's two ways to handle this. You can temporarily disable real-time protection, or if your files are contained to a handful of known paths, you can exclude them from real-time protection scanning (this is the better option). Disabling Real-Time Protection Microsoft Security Essentials only performs this operation when Real-time Protection is enabled. ...


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Using Windows 7 pro with xpvm, I have a lot of problems. The biggest is FINDING an antivirus that works. On the win 7 main, I can use Norton 360, but now have removed that in favor of microsoft essentials (MSE). I think that still requires malwarebytes, but careful to interact a malware scan in win 7. In xpvm one antivirus would not even download, another ...


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Install "Microsoft Security Essential". It s free and you can get it from official site of Microsoft.


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As said, it was a malware problem. I used Kaspersky TDSSKiller and I found the malware. Now am able to install antivirus.


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I encountered this as well, even in safe mode. Turned out to be some rogue .dll file watching for anti-virus installers, hogging resources when it found something. Assuming malware (or some other infection), I would try trojan hunter, or maybe search & destroy. Trojan hunter is what finally worked for me.


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It seems that the problem is that when your computer is extracting the files for some reason it is not executing the files. There are two way's of solving this. The first and easiest way is to try another anti virus software (I would try this first). The second more complicated way is to go to windows explore and type %temp% in the navigation bar and press ...



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