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Downloading of whatever is safe itself, and that's true not only for DLL but even for executable files (.exe and others), but running them is not safe.


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The threat of a DLL would be if gets executed by an executable. But if you download a malicious DLL, there are several ways it can get executed at the request of a non-malicious executable. You don't want a malicious DLL sitting on your machine. For example, you probably have several executables on your machine right now that will happily load and execute ...


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There is a nice, free-to-use application called ADW Cleaner. It will scan your system and report what it found, then allow you to pick what to leave and what to get rid of. Here's the link. Download link is right above the big SEARCH and DELETION buttons, hard to spot. This app saved me many times, I recommend it.


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Here is what I do to spamware from a computer. Press Win + R to open run then run msconfig. From there you can click on the 'Startup' tab and uncheck things that you don't know. It might be in there. If you find something maybe open regedit and search for something with the same name and delete it. Open the hidden folder C:Users\<your ...


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Try this: Press Windows+R key on your keyboard simultaneously. In the window type in control userpasswords2. Now you should be seeing User accounts window. Select the user account that you want to remove and click on remove option. If this didn't work, can you tell me if the account's is the same every time? If so then try this: Create a new ...


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Maybe you tried this, but just making it explicit: In windows explorer, go to your program files directory Right-click on the anti-virus folder and select "properties" Go to the Security tab click the "Edit" button Click "Users" in the top list click "full control" in the lower list click OK Can you then replace the file? If no, then maybe try clicking ...


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I would give you a simple solution for this. All you need to do is, start your computer in safe mode with command prompt. Insert your Pen Drive Go to your drive location. (Assume G:/ is the drive letter assigned) In CMD, Type the following commands G:/ (Hit Enter) , you will be taken into drive G:/ dir (Hit Enter), All the files and directories will be ...


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About security, we should always have doubts. Having an up-to-date system and antivirus sotfware, and being sure of what you're doing help in most of the case. That said viruses are designed before anti-viruses know about them (obviously), and some security flaw might exist in the USB subsystem. A firewire device have uncontrolled access to all the memory ...


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Autorun should be disabled so it's safe to plug it in on a W7 machine. This article shows how to re-enable it, you can easily work it backwards to ensure yours won't execute. Bypass disabled autorun for USB devices on Windows 7


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Not really answering here, but adding to the answer above. What you have is probably as stated by previous answer is adware, although it is possible it could also be some other form of malware (or even a combination of different kinds). To protect myself against malware, viruses, spyware, adare, etc. etc. I use Malware Bytes, which has an active ...


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They are several types of infections : viruses are the most famous one. They can prevent your computer to boot or make it reboot. A good antivirus protects against viruses, hence its name, but not always against other infections. adware are an other type. Their goal is to make money from ads. They are often obtained when installing some software in order ...


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I'd use combofix before anything else but Andie2302's suggestions are good too. Note this won't work on windows 8 or 8.1 but anything below it will. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/ I've used a lot of different tools for this purpose and combofix has always done the best job imo.


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What is the proper order to perform a complete reinstall? Do you zero the drive first, then do the OS reinstall? .. Make sure you have CD/DVD to re-install from, or your computer has a recovery partition. You might need both. Boot to the cd/dvd and reinstall. When reinstalling you can repartition the hd. I would not even waste the time copying/zeroing ...


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Some steps are: Shutdown the computer Unplug all harddrives except the system drive. (Don't forget USB drives) Use a Linux CD Distribution Delete the MBR and GPT from the Harddisk Null the whole Harddisk Create a new MBR or GPT Reinstall windows with partitioning Update Windows until Windows update says no update is available Restart the Computer Do the ...


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To remove most adds use: AdwCleaner followed by: Junkware-Removal-Tool To scan the computer for viruses use: eset Free Antivirus Online Scanner


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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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If you are accurately describing what happened, it very much sounds like you may have been accessed remotely and messed with. Unfortunately, Malware Bytes, and in truth, most scanners, target specific classes of malware, and few try to detect everything, plus the fact that new variations of malware come out all the time which are not immediately detectable. ...


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I came to the conclusion that my own solution. creating a folder named Autorun.inf is the best solution. I already have an antivirus installed But the Storage devices are built to be used to share data with multiple computers. sometimes you have no choice but to plug the device into a computer with no antivirus(possibly even infected). So such a trick ...


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There are settings under Control Panel -> Power Options -> System Settings that tell it what to do "when I press the power button" and "when I press the Sleep button" and "when I close the lid". If any of those are set to tell the system to shutdown try changing them to "do nothing". It probably isn't likely, but if the delete key no longer shuts down the ...


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2 suggestions maybe you should try: Open a text editor then type something, use Delete button to check whether keyboard works correctly or not. Open your antivirus or malware app, take a full scan your computer.


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I suspect that you are not dealing with locked folders, but with files that won't open. In all likelihood (given the message you describe) you have downloaded and installed a ransomware virus. These viruses encrypt your data files and demand a ransom for they key to unlock them. The most (in)famous one of these is Cryptolocker. Google for 'ransomware' and ...


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You can refer to this answer for a couple of steps to troubleshoot interfering or unwanted applications (answer here): Although this may be overkill, I'd not say that there's some malware that specifically prevents you to do that, but maybe an app that interfers with the expected behaviour: Run a check using anti-malware tools, like ...


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For disk usage, it's normal, Antimalware Service Executable sometimes checks some files on hdd, so for what regards disk usage, don't worry. For cpu usage, check with another operating system as drk.com.ar suggested.


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I hate when this happens. What you will need to do is look for an uninstall entry in the uninstall programs section. if there is none, check firefox's extensions. if the secure search item is in there, just uninstall it. If neither of those suggestions work, the secure search has probabbly been installed by third party software. check your recently installed ...



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