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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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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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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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I'm fairly certain crack tools are detected as malware or viruses because, by definition, they are. Their specific purpose is to modify programs and files so that they don't work as designed. They delete verification files, modify registration status and do whatever they can to make their target not work as intended. Even though the crack allows you, the ...


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Well, possibly, but it would extremely unlikely... like getting struck by lightning while being eaten by shark unlikely. First off, the virus is most likely intended for a Windows machine, putting it on an Android device would likely have no effect even if it would executed. Second, Android sandboxes applications, essentially putting up security walls to ...


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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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Four reasons: Most of their customers want their software to work this way. Or, they would prefer people that believe that they do and therefore act as if they do. They are unwilling to certify such software as safe, and once they've identified it, they have to either alert or not alert. As you pointed out, much such software is malicious. Sometimes the ...


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Install ConEmu and do the following: Press Win + Alt + P Go to "Features" Enable "Log console output (*)" Clear the line below "Log console output (*)" and change it to "%userprofile%\ConEmuLogs" Press the button which is at the top right. It should close or ConEmu might give you an error (ignore it unless it is about the log file) Close the tab you ...



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