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Desktop.ini files are files that determine the way a folder is displayed by Windows. These files can be found in any folder, anywhere on your computer, as long as that folder has a custom appearance set for it. I wouldn't worry too much about them.


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Running multiple Anti-Virus programs isn't recommended because of those conflicts. One AV product might think that another AV is malware because it is checking/accessing your files at this very moment. This can lead to misbehaving AV products and false alerts aswell as not recognized viruses. HitmanPro should be fine to use besides one installed AV product ...


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It's a judgement call, depending on factors such as what happened with the infection, how long you had it for, what kind of symptoms you experienced, etc... but generally you should have a strong bias against ever trusting an installed operating system once it's been infected. Your safest course is usually to back up your data and re-install your system from ...


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I want is something that can kill ALL running processes Try the following batch file: @echo off setlocal setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion for /f "tokens=2 skip=4" %%a in ('tasklist') do ( echo taskkill /pid %%a ) endlocal Notes: Remove echo when you are happy with what it will do. You might have to run it multiple times as: The batch file itself ...


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Check your keyboard. Most likely there's a problem with your 7 key(s). Maybe it's stuck.


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Assuming there are no other devices on the network (smartphones, game consoles, anything) your PC is most likely the source of the problem. According to Google you have "illegal search" traffic. My guess is you have some sort of outdated/broken app or add-on causing this by sending malformed search requests. It's not necessarily malware, just some crappy ...


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As suggested by Enis P. Aginić, Check for outdated add-ons in google chrome. If you tunnel you web traffic through a web-proxy disable it temporarily. If you use VPN, disable that too. I had the same problem, solved it by disabling "Zenmate" in chrome( Add-on for web proxies). Web proxies usually talk with servers in the background, that might be the ...


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Yes. Once the administrator account on a system is compromised you need to assume the whole system is compromised - and it would be possible to modify parts of the filesystem "owned by" other users.


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Are you set up for virtual machines? A scratch vm as used for testing would have the same effect. Better yet, use an OS different from the one that was infected; e.g. a Linux VM when the drive was from an infected Windows machine. That's safer than relying on a sandbox for extra protection in case you goof on the virus scan. Hmm, if you accidently trigger ...


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If you know a PC is infected, but don't know how the malware operates that has infected it, you need to assume the removable media will also become infected once you attach it to the infected PC, unless you can write-protect the media. Some malware will confine itself to just the boot partition of a system. Other malware will look for removable media to ...


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To put it simple: only a SD card with a hardware write-protection switch, connected through a USB card reader, will be safe. All other devices such as harddisk are at risk to be infected of erased since the virus can remove any write protection on file system.



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