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Antivirus is scanning and deleting infinitely generated temp files, causing high CPU usage

I am using Windows 10, and BitDefender Free Edition as Antivirus. Sometimes (it occurred not only once), I hear my CPU Fan spinning at very high speed and when I open my Task Manager to see what's ...
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How to avoid getting adware from SourceForge, or remove SourceForge-installed adware?

First some background: A couple of years ago SourceForge started adding adware into executables stored on their site. Because of how they covertly added the adware without asking for permission (and ...
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Does Mozilla Thunderbird Portable contain a spyware/adware?

Some time ago I downloaded a portable version of Mozilla Thunderbird email client form http://portableapps.com/ Today I looked at its TCP connections: 23.52.27.27 a23-52-27-27.deploy.static....
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Recover chrome history scrubbed by adware

I've found different adware installed on my home comp a few times now, trying to track down if my wife or kids are installing it. Or worse. While trying to replay the history to figure out the cause, ...
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Troubling in setting IE homepage

I am having trouble in changing IE homepage. Everytime I change my home page to google.com or default it changes my home page into annoying one called http://go.speedbit.com/?pid=s What the heck this? ...
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Weird adware source code in every website

I've got a weird script popping up on every website I go on. What makes it even weirder is that it does absolutely nothing. I didn't notice anything until I saw this kind of stuff: I've tried making ...
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Detect/Alert if an HTTP proxy is running

I mistakenly installed 7Zip a couple of weeks ago and got a pile of garbage i didn't want. It was all easy enough to remove. However, today I discovered that browersafeguard.exe was running, and ...
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without web cake selective software install

OK it's probably not possible to install software [that comes bundled with web cake] without webcake. but, having installed the app with webcake, is it possible to cleanly excise web cake after that ...
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How to remove ad script malware injection on Firefox

I'm using linux mint tara. When I browse through firefox, occasionally an encrypted script is getting injected into the page that I'm browsing. When clicked anywhere on the page opens a popup ad. How ...
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Windows App continues to install updates even after uninstalled. How to remove it?

My computer ran out of storage space so I analyzed what was taking up my disk space. I noticed Candy Crush Saga taking up multiple gigabytes of space even though I remember uninstalling it a long time ...
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What are these squares in chrome window? I see this frequently on instagram

Some gray/white/black rectangles appear while I scroll page in chrome sometimes. I can see it on Instagram and sometimes on other sites. Can it be some extension? I have pop-up dictionaries. It ...
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How to Uninstall this Trotux from my Windows 8 PC?

Recently I downloaded an application (I suppose its iPadian emulator from a third party website), the website gave me an online installer which not only downloaded the emulator but also a bunch of ...
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Chrome Adware Infected Across Windows and OSX

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I have some adware infecting Chrome and it started at the same time on both my Windows 10 machine and my Mac. Basically, a few times a day, a full ...
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I get a new tab whenever I click on a Stack Overflow page

It is very strange, but since about 10 days ago, whenever I click on Stack Overflow website pages (I mean any place inside a page, that is, links, texts, etc.), I get a new tab page (advertise). ...
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Remove ads malware from Chrome

A malware smuggled its way into my chrome. It ads ad JS snippet into footer, before tag: However, what's peculiar is that I found that it only injects itself into one website: http://www.fabrika....
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Adware Crossrider removed, yet dll error still pops up at login

Recently I have used a bunch adware removers (Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, CCleaner, etc.) along with AVG Antivirus, trying to cleanse the adware Crossrider in my Win7 machine. I have found adware ...
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ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED showing parked domain instead?

I been trying to understand what is going on here, but I can't seem to find it. Yesterday I started noticing that whenever I visit an non existent domain which would usually return an ...
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Haven't found DNS Unlocker in the Task Manager. Where could it be?

This morning I found DNS Unlocker on my workstation, and since then I am trying to remove it. I guess, I visit some wrong website yesterday during the lunchtime. I really need help with this. There’s ...
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Weird redirect through zeroredirect1

When I go to black-face.com (for a school assignment) it has been redirecting me to zeroredirect1 (dot) com. However it seems to only happen on some devices. On some computers it happens on other ...
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Linkbucks Adware on Goo.gl links

I have created a goo.gl shortlink for my app page, so that I can know how many times the link is clicked from my page. I checked the link when I created it, and it worked fine. Now when I checked it ...
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Is it possible to get someone's code signing certificate revoked?

I recently had to clean up someone's computer because they were tricked into installing a bunch of things without their knowledge. The horrible thing about it was that the installer was signed with a ...
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Can't remove adware from PC

People please help me to remove this Qone8 adware. I don't know even what software installed it. No uninstaller, no extesion. Tried to reset all browsers, no way. It starts with browser:
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How to detect unwanted Firefox add-ons?

I have a Firefox add-on that seems to inject ads on the top of the pages when I'm using search engines. For example, for a search on hard drive on Google.com, I have this banner on top: You may ...
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Weird redirects

We are getting a weird redirct from black-face.com (which I needed for a school assignment) to some other pages always flashing through zeroredirct1 (dot) com. On other computers, it happens for other ...
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When trying to uninstall the adware WebPlat, I recieve an error saying, “The specified module could not be found.” How do I solve this?

Full error: RunDLL There was a problem starting C:\PROGRA~2\WebPlat\WebPlat.dll The specified module could not be found. I've had this adware for months and only today figured out what exactly it was ...