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Certain browsers stopped working (ERR_CONNECTION_RESET)

I have Windows 11. Recently Edge, Chrome and Brave all stopped working on my Desktop PC (ERR_CONNECTION_RESET). Firefox and Vivaldi still work. I have tried resetting all the network settings back to ...
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How to protect a USB from files being deleted by antivirus on any number of computers?

I have a work flash drive that I carry around a lot of places to give presentations. It connects to a wide range of desktops, laptops, projectors, and smartTVs. There is a common antivirus used in ...
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“This site can't be reached - ERR_CONNECTION_RESET” via Google Chrome (49.0.0263.75) on Windows XP. Works with Firefox [closed]

I cannot get into many sites on my laptop with Google Chrome on Windows XP. I am using Google Chrome (49.0.0263.75) and FirefoxESR (52.9.0) and I am getting this error in Chrome: “This site can't be ...
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Bitdefender detected my router trying to exploit my PC. Should I be worried?

Recently my Bitdefender AV blocked an attempted exploit to my PC via my routers IP address. Should I be concerned? Could it be that my NMAP intense scan caused this? Bitdefender exploit protection ...
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Would it be alright to run Antivirus docker container to scan host system?

We are using a CSP's customized linux (Alibaba Cloud Linux 3, ACL3), and every antivirus software we asked stated that they do not support ACL3. And we don't want to migrate all servers to another OS ...
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Dell and preinstalled McAfee. Uninstalling it is causing Issues with Windows security. Why?

I am using Dell. I have recently reset my PC. After reinstalling Windows 11, it also pre-installed McAfee antivirus, (I'd not consented to this). After uninstalling, I cannot see or make any changes ...
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If the Windows Security icon is disabled, will I get notifications from Windows Security?

I know I can disable the icon in the startup tab of Task Manager. But I'm worried that if I do that, I won't get any notifications from Windows Security. So I was wondering if I would still get the ...
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Installing micropython gone wrong

I am trying to install MicroPython on my computer for microprocessor programming. I used this instruction pip install esptool then the cmd printed out this error: Using cached esptool-4.6.2.tar.gz (...
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Windows Defender Firewall blocking Windows Defender Antivirus updates [duplicate]

I want to use Windows Defender Firewall to block outbound connections. I've configured it to block outbound connections and added a rule to allow the browsers (i.e. allow-list). However Windows ...
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What file did Microsoft Safety Scanner removed a virus from? If any?

Microsoft Safety Scanner seems to be contradictory: I ran Microsoft Safety Scanner, it showed a trojan was deleted, it did not say from what file, and its log says no infection was found. What is ...
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Is it safe to use Unlocker on Windows files?

I was trying to get rid if remains from McAfee and after everything failed I came across this: https://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unlocker.html So. I tried the software. I unlocked the services ...
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Disable Windows Security tamper protection without Windows Security app? [duplicate]

So, usually stupidity-proof me stupidly got a virus installed on my Windows 11 (latest updates) device. Don't ask me how (may have something to do with the fact that I had a Malwarebytes premium trial ...
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ClamScan skip files During the scan

We have configured ClamAV to automatically scan files in a monitored directory using inotifywait. # Start the monitoring tool and log the scan results nohup inotifywait -m -r -e create "$...
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Open/Access Anti-Virus Websites

I have a problem with a virus in Windows 11. I think it's a Trojan-32. So far I've seen the following "Vir Tool:Win32/DefenderTamperingRestore" and "Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.Hml" both ...
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MsMpEng makes computer unusable

Every day for the first 8 hours or so, my computer is unusable due to MsMpEng.exe taking 100% CPU while scanning my file systems for viruses (I think). I've already excluded a whole bunch of folders. ...
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I can't use any of my antivirus, and none of it will load (or the websites) will load. help please [duplicate]

i cant go to an antivirus website, nor can i open malwarebytes because it says "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000017). Click OK to close the application." im aware that ...
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Is it possible to install Symantec Endpoint protection manager without trusted root / ca certificates

I am trying to install Symantec end point protection manager on Server 2012 R2 without trusted root or CA certificates in an environment that is air gapped has no internet access and absolutely no ...
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How to prevent SentinelOne antivirus from flagging nvm.sh?

The recommended installation instructions for the node version manager (nvm) are to download and run the install_nvm.sh bash script, which creates the ~/.nvm folder, and the nvm script, ~/.nvm/nvm.sh. ...
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How to Reset ELAM (early launch antimalware) configuration on windows 10, corrupted driver can't be uninstalled

I have a windows 10 machine, up to date on all patches, but a corrupted ELAM driver from a previous installation of an antivirus. I have removed all of the AVs except windows defender and the elam ...
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windows 11 family antimalware service executable cannot been kill

Before you judge me saying there is already answer, I want to tell you that didn't work on windows 11. I has tried a lot of ways to kill it but it's still using more than 30% cpu of 12 core which is a ...
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Is this a Trojan? Random Windows 10 Microsoft Defender Antivirus sample submission message. What is this?

I have received a weird message from Windows (see picture). I would like to know what this exactly means. I have only used the Edge browser (if it even has to do with it) maybe twice. Also sometimes ...
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ISP Notice Regarding Infected Computer and Potential Disconnection

Recently, my parents received an email supposedly from the ISP (Internet Service Provider) stating that their computer is infected and if they don't take steps to clean it, they may face disconnection ...
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Temporally deactivate antivirus

On my new Windows 10 PC Sophos antivirus is preinstaled defenetly not the best antivirus programm, but since I have no other have to live with it. The bigest problem with it is the deletion of files ...
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Windows Defender picks up Kali Linux's ISO. Is this normal or a real threat?

I ran a full PC scan by windows defender and this thing comes up and isn't going even after pressing start actions. Please help me out.
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Remove all AV entries in registry

We had to manually uninstall AV from a bunch of PC's but it has left some stale registry entries. Specifically we want to remove entries found under 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\Provider\...
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Weird message in event log: "Microsoft Defender Antivirus ϋśèď сľöüδ ргοτэсŧιőň тο ġěţ ąðδίŧΐŏńάľ ѕеςųгĩŧý ΐиŧéľŀìģεπčз"

A relative of mine complained of a slow computer. At my suggestion, they rescanned the hard drive. It found issues, but the on-screen information was quite useless so I checked the Event Log. Several ...
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When AV software puts files and various malicious "objects" in "quarantine", what exactly do they actually do?

I had malware on a computer, which Malwarebytes managed to remove. Or did it? It rather "put it in quarantine". And it's remained like that. I see no way to actually delete it. This appears ...
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Windows defender flags .vmdk files from VMWare as virus. False positive?

Since like half a year windows defender flags the .vmdk file from vm ware machines as virus. It will say that it is infected with a form of "BlacoleRef". Strangly is that this doesn't happen ...
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How do I "mark" a file as safe against Windows Defender and/or Smart Screen?

I have an .ahk script that I wrote myself that was quarantined on a separate work station. I wasn't prompted (that I myself saw), and only realized it occured when I saw an error message on startup (...
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Is ExpressVPN trying to install malware on my PC?

I have been using ExpressVPN for a while. Today when I was trying to update it to the latest version (10.36.0.4), Kaspersky detected the following trojan: HEUR:Trojan.Win64.Reincarnation.gen Kaspersky'...
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How to allow windows to install a program it thinks is a virus?

We have a web application used inside our organization by some staff members. It sends messages to a local "launcher" application via http requests sent by javascript. It works perfectly, ...
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Are multiple anti-virus programs prone to conflicts on Windows?

I have not used Windows in years, so am rather out of date, but recently I was kibitzing with a friend about their laptop, that runs Windows 10. I noticed that it had McAfee anti-virus installed as ...
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Do I really need an antivirus for my arch linux machine?

I have an arch Linux machine and I use it quite often. Moreover, I have a lot of applications even applications from aur, so my question is do I need an antivirus for it?
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Keep getting generic ip on dynamic server

So I've connected to my university's ethernet to get fast internet speeds rather than wifi. They use dynamic IP assignment but I keep getting assigned a generic IP address, and thus no connection. It ...
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Is it possible to obtain the path of a blocked threat in Windows Defender?

Windows Defender notified about a threat that has been blocked, and it provides the type of "threat", but it won't show any information regarding the file, even if I allow the threat. I have ...
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What is the most efficient way to get new executables whitelisted at the big antivirus companies?

The problem explained We developed an application (see https://embeetle.com). To avoid false positives, all our executables and dll's are code-signed with an Extended Verification Code Signing ...
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Is AV scanning zip files with non-exe contains re-assuring/reliable?

I was wondering how safe is scanning a .zip file and depending on the AV report on what to do with it. So specifically: If I have a .zip file and I run a scan using a good antivirus and does not ...
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I can't turn on Windows 10 protection

In June I installed an optimizer called Smart Game booster, when I finished installing it I used it, but later I realized that Windows Defender was disabled. It is the first time that the Antivirus is ...
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Win32:trojan-gen virus exe installed

I ran fake exe as i thought it was another program. After deep scanning with AVG, it located a win32:trojan-gen exe, moved it to quarantine and deleted. After scaning again, shows no malware. I am ...
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Is there any way to find out if the file is being scanned by antivirus?

I wonder if there is any indirect way to find out if a certain file is being frequently scanned by antivirus installed on the server?
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Is “Archive.Test.Agent2-9953724-0” a virus or false positive?

I do a routine scan of my computer every day using ClamXAV. I took a look at the report and it said I had 89 infected items. The infection name is Archive.Test.Agent2-9953724-0. The name doesn't sound ...
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New install - Windows 10 Pro 21H2 Security Tab missing from "Update & Security" & unable to locate Defender Antivirus

New install of Windows 10 21H2 from official Micriosoft ISO. I have two issues. Issue 1 If I Click Start Button > Settings > Update & Security Normally the third option down the list on the ...
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How to kill/terminate 360 process on Windows?

I wondering if it's possible to terminate 360 Total Security from command line on Windows. I tried pskill.exe QHSafeTray.exe Unable to kill process Access denied Also tried taskkill /f /im QHSafeTray....
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What should be in the Windows Defender, Diagnostics folder in the registry?

How many entries should there be? One Windows 10 PC has 6 entries, another has 3, in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft Defender\Diagnostics. Examples, from one machine:- RollbackToPlatformVersion ...
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How to make antivirus ignore my programs?

Is there any way to prevent my antivirus from flagging my programs on my computer and slowing their execution by scanning them constantly? I've written them, so I know they're OK. Disabling antivirus (...
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What does this "IDP.SideLoad.Applaunch3" virus do?

I am running Windows 10. I recently installed Avast antivirus. It kept one file in quarantine: MoUSO.exe because of "IDP.SideLoad.Applaunch3": Google gave irrelevant results on this virus.
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How to start in SpyHunter 5 scan offline?

currently I collect good tools to remove malware in sad case of getting infected despite live-protection from AV. Now I'm interested in SpyHunter 5. Despite being aware of program suspicious past I ...
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How to stop smadav from starting on boot completed?

I really do not know what is wrong with this software, I do not wish the program to launch after signing in so I decided to disable its startup from the startup section of the task manager. Still when ...
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Thunderbird takes 5+ min to start up

Since upgrading to Thunderbird 91 (currently 91.7.0), it consistently takes 5+ minutes to start [Windows 10 Pro x64 v. 21H2], even in Troubleshooting Mode (all extensions disabled). I can see the Disk ...
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Parse ClamAV scan file

I'm completely new to ClamAV I am setting up ClamAV on one laptop located behind VLAN and I don't have the option to monitor result. Still I need to know the result of the scan hence I decided to ...
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