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There is a standard fix for this in Information Security, which we ghoulishly call "nuke it from orbit". The process is: [Optional] Take a forensic image of the machine Wipe the machine Rebuild the OS from known good media [If possible] Close the hole the malware got in from Restore the data from a known good backup. [If required] Very carefully recover ...


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delta homes search page opens up each time I click on chrome and firefox. First scan your PC with something like CureIt or Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool. To be sure run them both sequentially. Then, get rid of the homepages: Right-click your Firefox (Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc) shortcut and in the Target field remove delta-homes URL after the ...


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I'm adding this answer to provide an alternative to some of the misleading (and in some cases, totally incorrect) answers on here. Malware can and does survive formatting a hard drive e.g. through the boot sector and or firmware. As we now know from the Snowden leaks, these methods are actively used by the NSA, and probably other governments and criminal ...


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First, if you leave the VM connected to the network, it could traverse the virtual network and infect other PCs. Other than that, your attack surface is pretty minimal. I think, barring the virtual network, the real question is "can a virus in a VM essentially 'break out' of the VM and infect my PC"? And to that question my answer would be maybe... I use ...


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Since the application's filename does not show in internet searches, it might very well be malware that renames its files randomly. Try a thorough scan with Kaspersky Free Virus Scan and/or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, in addition to your current real-time AV.


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Can a virus window popup occasionally on a clean system? Yes. If the system is web browsing, and the system is clean of malware, the web content may still contain HTML code that causes the browser to pop up a window. This can happen even if the system has no malware on it. Are my virus checkers mistaken and I have a virus? Maybe. My guess is, no. ...



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