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How can I manually track down and uninstall a specific malicious program that doesn't get picked up by anti-malware?

I am in the unfortunate position of using Windows 8.1 on my home PC and being haunted by a recurring piece of malware. Normally, Windows Defender works fine to keep my PC clean but this one particular ...
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Is it possible to lower CPU usage of Windows Defender Antimalware Service Executable?

I am using my Windows 10 laptop for development and that is why it has more than 20.000.000 files on it, it is OK, they all are safe, I can say this after lot of scans. I have habit to run ...
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Make bare Windows look like it's VM [closed]

Knowing that some malware protects itself by restricting malicious functionality in VMs, and also for testing, I'd like to fake this protection on bare hardware, with little or no overhead (so not ...
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Suppress Razer Synapse Nagware from prompting to install

My work place has a bunch of Razer mice. Every now and again when I plug in my a razor mouse to my Windows 10 machine I get a malware screen from Razer prompting me to install Razer Synapse software....
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How to verify a download file using a .sig file and public key, in Windows 10?

I'm interested in installing the Electron Cash application from electroncash.org (Electron-Cash-2.9.4.exe) and the website indicates that to be sure of the integrity of the download, I should verify ...
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Can ransomware encrypt data on protected devices by coming through unprotected devices?

We have about 8-10 Windows devices in our business. Some of them do not hold important data. Others store company accounting files, labels, inventory databases, etc. We would like to install a good ...
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What is the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and how can I remove it?

In the early hours of February 24th GMT, Windows' automatic updates installed an update on my Windows 7 machine that included a definition update to the Malicious Software Removal Tool. The ...
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Issues with Security, Passwords and PayPal Account

I have a strange case with my PayPal account and I wanted the community assistance on what can be done and how to spot the security hole. I have a private PayPal which has been constantly attacked ...
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Why does anti-virus software not delete the viruses, malware, etc., but instead quarantine them?

Why does anti-virus software not completely delete the viruses, malware, etc., but instead quarantine them? Is it not better to completely get rid of them? Why? And how can I manually remove them?
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A malware in Mozilla, An URL opens automatically? [duplicate]

Some times when I open a site in Mozilla, a URL that starts with vadabzauefrpph4xraz8ewblhsbsbxkfq7sx8d9me4nuemgnx2yt5cnyfzzlxek.com will replace with the site's URL, What should I do to solve this ...
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How to recover files from infected. Vvv extention [duplicate]

Can any one help for how can remove this virus. Our all computer's files infected from this (.vvv) virus. We are using windows 7 Plz give me strong methods. If you need remote screen i will provide ...
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Is one anti-malware software enough?

I only have Malwarebytes Premium (version 2.2.0....) installed on my Windows 8.1 computer. I understand that there are different varieties of malware, like viruses, trojans, worms, hijackers, etc., ...
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How to remove Buzzdock ads from Google search results?

Everytime I search for something on Google, I get this block of Buzzdock ads, as you can see on the screenshot. I am trying to get rid of this. I've already unistalled a program called "Buzzdock 2" ...
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In Windows 8.1, how to know if Early Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) will work with the Anti-Virus Program?

When looking up about security in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. I read here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/dn168167.aspx (Securing the Windows 8 Boot Process) that Early Launch Anti-Malware "...
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Malicious ip/website blocked on a legitimate program

I'm fairly okay with PCs but when it comes to networking I'm quite lost with the details. My brother started up mount and blade war band napoleonic wars - an official game and played multiplayer and ...
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Antimalware Service Executable

I have or had Windows XP. Now receiving a pop-up window at the beginning of start-up. What is Antimalware Service Executable? should I click on the "Send Error Report" box below in this window? Is it ...
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What's the difference between “anti-virus”, “anti-malware” and “anti-spyware” tools?

Many products (such as Norton or McAfee) advertise as "anti-virus" tools or suites, while others advertise as "anti-malware" (like Malwarebytes), and even more as "anti-spyware" (Spybot S&D). Are ...
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How do I set Microsoft Security Essentials to prompt me on what to do when it detects a virus or malware?

How do I set MSE to prompt me on what to do when it detects a virus or malware? It seems that MSE's real-time protection only allows a default automated option when it detects a virus or malware. In ...
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Does Malwarebytes have a sleep mode?

A couple of days ago I started running Malwarebytes on my wife's PC. Finally, this morning I stopped it from running, after it had run for a little over 44 hours. That seems way longer than I've ...
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How do I get rid of a keylogger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I recently lost my access to my online gaming account. I had to report to customer service and they asked me to ...
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How is ThreatExpert Memory Scanner different from the likes of MalwareBytes, etc?

I understand that ThreatExpert Memory Scanner scans memory objects however is this not the same as what MalwareBytes does or any other anti-malware? http://www.threatexpert.com/memoryscanner.aspx
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Malwarebytes vs Anti-Virus? [closed]

What are the differences between Malwarebytes and a premium Anti-Virus? By premium, I mean anti-virus suites that isn't free (e.g. Norton and McAfee). Better yet, what are differences between ...
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Is there any reason to change the .exe file association on Windows?

A lot of viruses/malware these days hijack the .exe file association on Windows. The default value for an exe file is "%1" %*, which is fine. It launches the exe file with any arguments passed to it. ...
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Anti virus integration for Thunderbird?

Basic, newbie question: I am preparing to do a new system installation of Windows, and would like to setup Thunderbird for email. Since I am beginning with a clean slate, how should I setup my ...
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Hijack.StartMenu Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a false positive?

I just ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan for the first time and it found: Registry Data Items Infected: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\...
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Removing infected files after scanning with Malwarebytes' Anti Malware

Is it ok to remove the infected files after i scan my computer using Malwarebytes' Anti Malware? does it can't affect my files when i remove the selected infections?
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How to get a free full anti malware coverage on windows? [closed]

There are many specialized anti malware applications, namely: Anti-virus Anti-spyware Anti-malware Anti-rootkit And so on. What combination of free Windows tools would protect me from any sort of ...
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Is Microsoft Security Essentials a solid security suite [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would Microsoft Security Essentials be adequate protection? With the release of Microsoft's new Free security suite; Microsoft Security Essentials, the question has to be ...